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29 мая, 21:05

UN human rights office welcomes moves to curtail spread of hatred and violence online

The UN human rights office (OHCHR) has welcomed steps taken by social media companies to prevent their platforms from being used to promote hatred, violence and misinformation, Spokesperson Rupert Colville said on Friday.

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29 мая, 19:20

More ‘can and must be done’ to eradicate caste-based discrimination in Nepal

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Shocked over the killing last weekend of five men in Nepal, who had planned to escort home one of their girlfriends from a higher caste, the UN human rights chief on Friday stressed that ending caste-based discrimination is “fundamental” to the overall sustainable development vision of leaving no one behind.

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29 мая, 16:08

Nine in 10 smokers start before they are 18 years old, warns WHO

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Tobacco products continue to kill eight million people a year who get hooked via a $9 billion a year marketing strategy. That’s the warning from the UN World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday, which has said that even during a global pandemic, the tobacco and nicotine industry has continued to promote products that limit people’s ability to fight new coronavirus and recover from the disease.

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29 мая, 00:41

US must take ‘serious action’ to halt police killings of unarmed African Americans

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The UN human rights chief on Thursday condemned the killing of 46-year-old George Floyd while in police custody in the city of Minneapolis, calling it the latest in “a long line of killings of unarmed African Americans by US police officers and members of the public”.

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28 мая, 22:51

Latin America and Caribbean: Millions more could miss meals due to COVID-19 pandemic

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Some 14 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean could experience severe food insecurity this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to projections released on Thursday by the World Food Programme (WFP).

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28 мая, 22:25

Security Council: Paralysis and ‘political infighting’ must end, to boost COVID-19 fight: EU foreign affairs chief

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 The global coronavirus pandemic is testing the multilateral system like never before and the Security Council must stop the “infighting”, and step up to the challenge, the European Union’s foreign policy chief told the 15-member body on Thursday.

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28 мая, 20:46

COVID-19: Act now or risk ‘unimaginable devastation’ globally, warns UN chief

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Unless countries across the world act together now, the COVID-19 pandemic will cause “unimaginable devastation and suffering around the world”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday at a virtual high-level meeting on financing for development.

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28 мая, 19:55

Yemen: Humanitarians seeking $2.41 billion to keep aid flowing amid COVID-19 pandemic

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UN agencies and their global partners are seeking $2.41 billion to fight COVID-19 spread in Yemen while continuing to support millions affected by the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

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28 мая, 01:16

Countries need to do more to stop harmful marketing of breast-milk substitutes, says UN

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Despite efforts to stop the harmful promotion of breast-milk substitutes, countries are still falling short in protecting parents from misleading information, according to a new UN report released Wednesday. 

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27 мая, 23:34

On Peacekeepers Day, UN to spotlight vital role of women peace operations

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In observance of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, on Friday, Secretary-General António Guterres will lay a wreath to pay tribute to all the UN blue helmets who have lost their lives since 1948.

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27 мая, 23:29

WHO Foundation to broaden funding base for global health investment

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A new foundation launched on Wednesday will generate funding for the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners by tapping non-traditional sources, including the public.

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27 мая, 20:19

COVID-19: A ‘new and deadly threat’ for civilians caught up in violence

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Innocent civilians trapped in violence now face “a new and deadly threat” from COVID-19, the UN chief told the Security Council on Wednesday, warning that the pandemic is “amplifying and exploiting the fragilities of our world”.