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WHO Press Conference: Sterile Mosquito Trials - WHO/FAO/IAEA

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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UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Australia Wildfires WMO

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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UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Iraq - OHCHR

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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Syrian Constitutional Committee - Press Conferences

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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UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Syria OHCHR-UNICEF

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.

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UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Cameroon Humanitarian Emergency UNICEF - OCHA

Edited News | UNICEF , OCHA

Ongoing violence in Cameroon’s northwest and southwest has created a fast-growing humanitarian emergency now affecting some 1.9 million people, a “15-fold increase since 2017”, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday.