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WHO Scales Down Neglected Tropical Diseases

New Delhi (ABC Live): Neglected Tropical Diseases   :WHO reports remarkable achievements in tackling neglected tropical diseases  (NTDs) since 2007. An estimated 1 billion people received treatment in 2015 alone. “WHO has observed record-breaking progress towards bringing ancient scourges like sleeping sickness and elephantiasis to their knees,” said WHO Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan. “Over the past 10 years, millions of ... Read More »

2030 Agenda for SDGs Seeks Stronger Partnerships

New York (ABC Live):2030 Agenda :Underlining the importance of sustainable finance for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, senior United Nations officials today called for stronger partnerships with a diverse range of stakeholders to ensure that resource requirements are met. In her opening remarks at the high-level event, SDG Financing Lab – How to finance the SDGs, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed recalled the Addis ... Read More »

António Guterres Argues UNSC to Prevent Human Rights

New York (ABC Live):António Guterres :Briefing the Security Council, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today stressed the importance of unity in the 15-member body to effectively address human rights violations as well as to prevent mass atrocities. “Article 24 of the UN Charter is clear: the primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security rests with this Council ‘in order to ensure ... Read More »