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New York, Sept 23 (JEN) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Monday warned that a recently-emerged strain of avian influenza virus detected in poultry in Southeast Asia presents a new threat to animal health and livelihoods and must be closely monitored. more
UN agencies ‘shocked and saddened’ by vaccination deaths in Syria

New York, Sept 20 (JEN) Some 15 children died and 50 others were reportedly affected by a contaminated measles vaccination in Idlib, Syria, according to the United Nations.

UN General Assembly underlines 'strong commitment' to bolster response to Ebola outbreak

New York, Sept 20 (JEN) As an Ebola outbreak of “unprecedented nature and scope” continues its spread through Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the United Nations General Assembl ...

Ahead of Alzheimer’s Day, UN expert urges greater protections for people with dementia

New York, Sept 20 (JEN) A United Nations independent expert on Friday called on Member States to do more to protect older people affected by dementia from stigmatization, discrimination, vic ...

Ebola: Joint UN assessment response team heads to Liberia

New York, Sept 20 (JEN) Hours after the United Nations decided to establish an emergency health mission to tackle the West African Ebola outbreak, a joint disaster team is heading to Liberi ...

UN announces mission to combat Ebola, declares outbreak ‘threat to peace and security’

New York, Sept 19 (JEN) The Security Council, in its first emergency meeting on a public health crisis, on Thursday declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to peace and security ...

Ban welcomes US support in Ebola response ahead of Security Council emergency session on outbreak

New York, Sept 18 (JEN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, together with the head of the United Nations health agency, will outline the international action plan to contain Ebola on Thursday wh ...

UN: nearly $1 billion needed to combat Ebola outbreak

New York, Sept 17 (JEN) The United Nations announced on Tuesday that it would need nearly $1 billion for an exceptional, international response to Ebola outbreak in West Africa, withSecretar ...

UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on Ebola crisis

New York, Sept 16 (JEN) The United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Thursday to discuss the Ebola outbreak that has gripped West Africa, the president of the 15-me ...

Welcoming boost in Ebola response, Ban urges greater global support to fight epidemic

New York, Sept 12 (JEN) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday welcomed signs of solidarity in the fight against the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa and called on all co ...