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  1. Population Ageing: An Inescapable Future

    - Inter Press Service

    PORTLAND, USA, Jan 05 (IPS) - The ageing of human populations is an inescapable demographic future. That evolving and universal future is increasingly challenging governments and the public, who are by and large ill prepared for that certain future.

  2. Make history and eliminate cervical cancer for ever, urges WHO chief

    - UN News

    Though highly preventable and treatable, cervical cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in reproductive-aged women globally, according to the UN health agency, kicking off Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.

  3. 70 per cent vaccination target must be met to ward off Omicron: WHO

    - UN News

    As the Omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to surge across the world, the UN health agency on Tuesday said that it was crucial that more is done to help all countries receive lifesaving coronavirus jabs as quickly as possible.

  4. UN’s Overall Development Agenda at Risk as the Coronavirus Pandemic Escalates

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Jan 04 (IPS) - The Corona-19 pandemic has had an unparalleled and relentless toll on the world in areas beyond health alone. The World Bank’s latest report on global poverty raises concerns as to the severity of the impact of the pandemic on efforts to fight poverty (SDG 1) and hunger (SDG 2).

  5. Why Does Yangtze River Have its Own Protection Law?

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    AUSTRALIA, Jan 03 (IPS) - The new Yangtze River Protection Law (YRPL), which came into effect on March 1, 2021, is China’s first legislation on a specific river basin. The Yangtze River is China’s longest and largest river system, stretching over 6,300 kilometres and has over 700 tributaries. With a drainage basin covering more than 1.8 million square kilometres, approximately one-fifth of China’s total land area, the river basin is home to over 40% of the country’s population.

  6. WHO: 2022 can mark the end of COVID's acute stage

    - UN News

    The UN health agency chief expressed optimism during a press briefing on Wednesday that 2022 maybe the year the world ends the acute stage of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

  7. 2021 Year in Review: ‘We underestimate this virus at our peril’

    - UN News

    Despite the almost miraculous development of effective vaccines against COVID-19 in 2020, the virus continued to spread and mutate throughout the last year, with much of the blame placed on a lack of effective global collaboration as a key reason for the prolonged pandemic. 2021 also saw the launch of a UN-backed programme to help developing countries protect their populations against the virus, and steps were taken to prepare for future global health crises.

  8. Infectious diseases present ‘clear and present danger’ everywhere

    - UN News

    COVID-19 continues to demonstrate how quickly “an infectious disease can sweep across the world”, pushing health systems to the brink and upending daily life for all of humanity, the UN chief said on Monday, marking the International Day of Epidemic Preparedness.

  9. Interview with Siddharth Chatterjee, UN Resident Coordinator in China, on the Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics

    - Inter Press Service

    BEIJING, Dec 23 (IPS) - Beijing Daily: The world is paying attention to whether the Beijing Winter Olympic Games can be successfully held 6 months after the Tokyo Olympics in the face of COVID-19. How do you evaluate the preparations for the Beijing Winter Olympics? What is the key to the success of the Beijing Winter Olym-pics? What kind of signal will the successful hosting of the Beijing Winter Olympics send to the world?

  10. US contributes $10 million to support UN food agency efforts on COVID-19 response, future pandemics

    - UN News

    A story from UN News

    A $10 million contribution from the United States will assist the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in its work on COVID-19 response and addressing threats to human, animal and environmental health, including future pandemics. 

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