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Nearly One Billion People In Africa To Be Protected Against Yellow Fever By 2026

10 April 2018 | Abuja, Nigeria –Nearly one billion people will be vaccinated against yellow fever in 27 high-risk African countries by 2026 with support from WHO, Gavi – the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF and more than 50 health partners. The com...Read More

WHO Concerned About Suspected Chemical Attacks In Syria

WHO is deeply alarmed by reports of the suspected use of toxic chemicals in Douma city, East Ghouta. According to reports from Health Cluster partners, during the shelling of Douma on Saturday, an estimated 500 patients presented to health ...Read More

CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT HEARS DELEGATIONS REJECT ACCUSATIONS BY RUSSIA OF THEIR INVOLVEMENT IN THE PRODUCTION OF NOVICHOK NERVE AGENT

Swiss President of the Conference on Disarmament Urges Flexibility and Creativity in Establishing Subsidiary Bodies in her First Address to Member States 20 March 2018 The Conference on Disarmament this morning heard an update from the Unit...Read More

Can the ECtHR provide an effective remedy following the coup d’état and declaration of emergency in Turkey?

The question posed in the title of this post has been discussed in various blogs suggesting that recent decisions of the ECtHR rejecting cases for non-exhaustion of domestic remedies have been politically motivated.  I recently discussed th...Read More

Consensus Key To Advancing Balanced Action On Drugs, Says UNODC Executive Director

PRESS RELEASE Vienna, 16 March 2018 – Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), highlighted the importance of consensus in addressing world drug challenges at the conclusion of the 61st sessio...Read More

DDG Yi : Inclusiveness And Transparency Have Been The Guiding Principles Of Our Work

“It is encouraging to see Members, at different levels of development, taking meaningful steps towards a deeper discussion and broader understanding of e-commerce issues,” DDG Yi said, adding that initiatives such as this “should not be a d...Read More

Grievance Redress Mechanisms

This note provides guidance on how investors can provide effective remedies to affected parties who perceive that their rights have been adversely affected by business activities. A grievance redress mechanism (GRM) is a set of arrangements...Read More

An International Use of Force in Salisbury?

In the afternoon of Sunday, 4 March, Mr Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found slumped on a park bench in Salisbury. Mr Skripal is a former Russian agent convicted of espionage for the West, exchanged in a spy swap and brought to ...Read More

Working Together For The Health And Welfare Of Humankind

61st session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs 12 March 2018 –1. We, the Heads of the International Narcotics Control Board, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the World Health Organization are committed to support our Membe...Read More

Joint Statement Of INCB, UNODC And WHO In Implementation Of The UNGASS 2016 Recommendations

61st session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs 1. We, the Heads of the International Narcotics Control Board, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the World Health Organization are committed to support our Member States to eff...Read More

61st Session Of The Commission On Narcotic Drugs Opens With Call For Coordinated Action

PRESS RELEASE Vienna, 12 March 2018 – The need for inclusive partnerships to address drug challenges and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals was the focus of the opening of the 61st session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs today in...Read More

UNODC Launches “Chuka” Video Game To Help Girls Break The Silence On Gender-based Violence

PRESS RELEASE Vienna/Mexico City, 9 March 2018 – UNODC has launched ” Chuka, Break the Silence“, a creative, bespoke video game helping young girls develop ways to respond to psychological, physical and sexual violence. By playing as the ch...Read More