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Daily Archives: October 20, 2017

Global Leaders Endorse Montevideo Roadmap 2018-2030

New York (ABC Live); Montevideo Roadmap 2018-2030 :Global leaders have pledged to take bold action to reduce suffering from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), which include the world’s leading killers – heart and lung diseases, cancers and diabetes – the United Nations health agency has reported. Governments on Wednesday endorsed the Montevideo Roadmap 2018-2030 on NCDs as a Sustainable Development Priority at the opening …

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#MeToo Becomes Voice Against Sexual Harassment

New York (ABC Live); #MeToo : Casual indifference to sexual harassment is unacceptable, the head of the United Nations entity mandated to promote gender equality today said, urging women and men to change their response to acts of sexual aggression. In an opinion piece, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, pointed to the “pain and anger” …

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UN Report Child Mortality Confirms 7000 Newborns Die Every Day

New York (ABC Live); UN Report Child Mortality :  More must be done to stop babies from dying the day they are born, United Nations agencies said in a new report issued Thursday, which argued that life-saving know-how and technologies must be made readily available – particularly in Southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa – where they are most needed. Although …

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