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UN Secretary-General joins High-Level Steering...

Washington, D.C. | 21 April 2017—The UN Secretary-General, Mr. António Guterres, has joined the High-level Steering Group for Every Woman Every Child as its third and senior Co-Chair. The announcement, made in the margins of the Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund, highlights the importance of the highest level […]

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Progress against tropical diseases must be...

The United Nations today cited “record-breaking” progress in controlling neglected tropical diseases – which blind, maim, disfigure and debilitate millions of people worldwide, especially in its poorest areas – as an estimated one billion people were reached with treatment for at least one of these diseases in 2015 alone, according to the Organization’s health agency.

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‘Radical’ investments needed to meet global...

Against the backdrop of almost two billion people around the world relying on sources of drinking-water contaminated with faeces, the United Nations has called on countries to “radically” increase investments in water and sanitation infrastructure not only to protect their populations from deadly diseases but also to ensure that they are able to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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