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Edited News | WHO , UNOG

Irradiated pests set for mass release in bid to make mosquito-borne disease a thing of the past. With more than half the world now at risk from mosquito-transmitted dengue fever, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), the UN has taken the lead on a global effort to eradicate the disease –...

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Press Conferences | UNOG

Rhéal LeBlanc, Chief of the Press and External Relations Section, United Nations Information Service in Geneva, chaired the briefing, which was attended by the spokespersons for the United Nations Refugee Agency, the World Health Organization, the World Meteorological Organization and the United...

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Edited News | UNOG , WMO

As Australia’s “catastrophic” and deadly wildfire emergency continues, UN weather experts on Tuesday echoed Government warnings for people to remain vigilant in the face of the fast-moving threat and tinderbox conditions. In Geneva, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) noted that dozens of...

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Edited News | OHCHR

In a statement read by her spokesperson Rupert Colville today in Geneva, raised concern continuing reports of deaths and injuries resulting from the use of forces security forces against demonstrators, as well as deliberate killings by armed elements in Iraq.

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Edited News | UNOG

Syrian Constitutional Committee agrees to continue discussions, says UN negotiator. UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen announced on Friday in Geneva that initial discussions on a new foundational document for the war-torn country by its opposing parties have been “successful” and will resume...

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Edited News | OHCHR , UNICEF

Hundreds of thousands of civilians at risk in Syria amid ongoing violence in northeast and northwest. Almost daily violence targeting built-up areas and health facilities in Syria continues to threaten civilians there, UN rights experts and humanitarians said on Friday.