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  1. Safe in the sun? UN launches new app to help beat skin cancer

    - UN News

    Scientific evidence shows that overexposure to UV radiation is the major cause of skin cancer. To help people protect themselves adequately, a consortium of UN agencies on Tuesday, launched an innovative new App that can help anyone, anywhere, determine the safe amount of time to stay outdoors, soaking up the rays. 

  2. Celebrating the union of body and soul: UN marks International Yoga Day

    - UN News

    UN delegates and staffers spread out their yoga mats and stretched into various yoga “asanas” or poses, at an outdo​​or event on Monday evening at UN Headquarters in New York, to celebrate the eighth International Day of Yoga, observed annually on 21 June.

  3. The Battle for Covid-19 Vaccines: the Rich Prevail Over the Poor

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 20 (IPS) - The 164-member World Trade Organization (WTO) has implicitly rubber-stamped a widely-condemned policy of “vaccine apartheid” which has discriminated the world’s poorer nations, mostly in Africa and Asia, depriving them of any wide-ranging intellectual property rights.

    As Max Lawson, Co-Chair of the People’s Vaccine Alliance and Head of Inequality Policy at Oxfam, said at the conclusion of the WTO’s ministerial meeting last week: “The conduct of rich countries at the WTO has been utterly shameful”.

  4. ‘Surprise’ early heatwave in Europe, harbinger of things to come

    - UN News

    Sweltering conditions in Europe have come earlier than expected this year but the bad news is, they’re the shape of things to come.

  5. Nearly one billion people have a mental disorder: WHO

    - UN News

    Nearly one billion people worldwide suffer from some form of mental disorder, according to latest UN data – a staggering figure that is even more worrying, if you consider that it includes around one in seven teenagers.

  6. Ending Hunger in America: Here's What the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health Should Do to Be Inclusive

    - Inter Press Service

    URBANA, Illinois, USA, Jun 15 (IPS) - This September, the White House will convene a conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. Leading up to the conference, the White House is organizing several virtual listening sessions across America to hear firsthand from people impacted by food insecurity and to collect ideas about how to end hunger and hunger-related diseases and disparities.

  7. New UN guide aims to tackle growing problem of elder abuse

    - UN News

    Every year, one in six people aged 60 years and older experience some form of abuse – a trend that is expected to continue with rapid population ageing in many countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. 

  8. WHO to determine if Monkeypox should be declared ‘Emergency of International Concern’; rights expert warns of COVID ‘vaccine apartheid’

    - UN News

    The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Tuesday that the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee has been convened due to the spread of the Monkeypox virus to 32 non-endemic countries.

  9. Elder Abuse: Human Rights Have an Expiration Date

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, Jun 14 (IPS) - 1 in 6 people over 60 years of age –nearly 141 million people globally– suffers from abuse, according to World Health Organization (WHO) estimates.

  10. Afghanistan: World Bank provides $150 million lifeline to stem rural hunger

    - UN News

    A critical $150 million dollar lifeline for rural families in Afghanistan was announced by the World Bank on Monday, part of an overall package of $195 million, for critical livelihood and life-saving assistance, the UN agriculture agency FAO, said on Monday.  

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