Largest number of regulatory agencies for medical products approved as WHO Listed Authorities

Largest number of regulatory agencies for medical products approved as WHO...

WHO has approved designation of 33 national and regional regulatory authorities as WHO Listed Authorities (WLAs) that can be relied on for fulfilling the...
Ground-breaking progress made in Member State negotiations on amendments to the International Health Regulations (IHR)

Ground-breaking progress made in Member State negotiations on amendments to the...

In an historic milestone for global public health, State Parties today agreed in principle on a large, ground-breaking package of amendments to the International...
India’s LGBTQIA+ community notches legal wins but still faces societal hurdles to acceptance, equal rights

India’s LGBTQIA+ community notches legal wins but still faces societal hurdles...

UNAIDS, the main advocate for coordinated global action on the HIV/AIDS pandemic, and the UN Development Progarmme (UNDP) offices in India have been important...
Ireland and WHO work together to improve access to assistive technology globally

Ireland and WHO work together to improve access to assistive technology...

Ireland is becoming a global leader in the field of innovation in harnessing digital technologies as a tool to address various barriers for access...
UN rights office urges Sri Lanka to reveal fate of the disappeared

UN rights office urges Sri Lanka to reveal fate of the...

The call accompanies the launch of a key report by OHCHR, highlighting also the need for the Government to acknowledge the involvement of State...
UN’s rights chief says horrified by Sudan escalation as famine draws nearer

UN’s rights chief says horrified by Sudan escalation as famine draws...

According to the UN human rights office, OHCHR, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, held separate phone calls on Tuesday with Lt-General...
WHO updates list of drug-resistant bacteria most threatening to human health

WHO updates list of drug-resistant bacteria most threatening to human health

The World Health Organization (WHO) today released its updated Bacterial Priority Pathogens List (BPPL) 2024, featuring 15 families of antibiotic-resistant bacteria grouped into critical,...
‘Time is running out’ to address crisis in Sudan

‘Time is running out’ to address crisis in Sudan

UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Sudan, Clementine Nkweta-Salami, warned that “time is running out” as famine, disease and fighting close in on the...
WHO prequalifies new dengue vaccine

WHO prequalifies new dengue vaccine

A new vaccine for dengue received prequalification from the World Health Organization (WHO) on 10 May...
ICC Prosecutor outlines roadmap to complete Libya war crimes probe

ICC Prosecutor outlines roadmap to complete Libya war crimes probe

That “roadmap”, Prosecutor Karim Khan explained, details a focused set of activities over the next 18 months and beyond “to significantly expand the impact...
UN envoy decries continued political stalemate in Libya

UN envoy decries continued political stalemate in Libya

The oil-rich nation has grappled with multiple challenges since the overthrow of President Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. The postponement of national elections, originally planned...
Countless lives at stake in Sudan’s El Fasher, warn UN aid teams

Countless lives at stake in Sudan’s El Fasher, warn UN aid...

According to UN emergency relief chief Martin Griffiths, a “strike” damaged the roof of the intensive care unit at Southern Hospital in El Fasher...
UN teams dispatch aid as deadly flash floods hit northern Afghanistan

UN teams dispatch aid as deadly flash floods hit northern Afghanistan

Flash floods in the area have reportedly killed at least 300 people, including 51 children, with many more injured, with these figures expected to...
Japan: Safeguarding a mother tongue and mother nature

Japan: Safeguarding a mother tongue and mother nature

Even though both Nami and Tomoyuki were born on Okinoerabu Island (currently home to only 12,000 inhabitants), neither learned to speak Shimamuni – a...
Madagascar: Coordination, convergence and change from the grass roots up

Madagascar: Coordination, convergence and change from the grass roots up

Those are the questions that UN agencies on the ground in Madagascar are considering as the island nation struggles against climate change, huge humanitarian...
Governments agree to continue their steady progress on proposed pandemic agreement ahead of the World Health Assembly

Governments agree to continue their steady progress on proposed pandemic agreement...

Governments of the world today agreed to continue working on a proposed pandemic agreement, and to further refine the draft, ahead of the Seventy-seventh...
UN expert raises alarm over unfair treatment of pro-Palestinian student protesters in US

UN expert raises alarm over unfair treatment of pro-Palestinian student protesters...

“I am deeply troubled by the violent crackdown on peaceful demonstrators, arrests, detentions, police violence, surveillance and disciplinary measures and sanctions against members of...
Somalia urged to take ‘concrete action’ against officials who violate citizens’ rights

Somalia urged to take ‘concrete action’ against officials who violate citizens’...

Concluding an official visit to the Horn of Africa nation Isha Dyfan highlighted the impact on civilians, especially women and children, who continue to...
First UN civil society forum held in Africa heralds ‘inclusive’ Summit of the Future

First UN civil society forum held in Africa heralds ‘inclusive’ Summit...

Bringing together civil society actors, government representatives, senior UN officials, young changemakers, academic and other stakeholders, the UN Civil Society Conference is the premier...
New guidance aims to reduce bloodstream infections from catheter use

New guidance aims to reduce bloodstream infections from catheter use

The World Health Organization (WHO) publishes the first global guidelines to prevent the occurrence of bloodstream and other infections caused by use of catheters...