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U.S. Ambassador To U.N. Haley Criticizes African Nations For ‘Collective Failure’ On Hunger Crises Responses; U.N. SG Guterres Calls For More International Cooperation With Continent

Associated Press: U.S. criticizes Africa for ‘failure’ on famine threat “U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley sharply criticized African nations on Tuesday for their ‘collective failure’ to respond to the threat of famine facing more than 14 million people … Haley said the looming famines in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, and South Sudan…

Progress Seen On Tobacco Control But Industry Continues To Interfere With Regulation, WHO Report Shows

The Guardian: Tobacco companies interfere with health regulations, WHO reports “Cigarette manufacturers are attempting to thwart government tobacco controls wherever possible, even as governments make progress regulating the products, a new World Health Organization report has found…” (Glenza, 7/19). Reuters: Tobacco industry blocking anti-smoking moves: WHO “…Countries with partly state-owned…

World Humanitarian Day Provides Opportunity To Raise Awareness Of ‘Toxic Mix Of Conflict, Disease, Famine,’ Applaud Dedication Of Health Workers, Others

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Cholera in Yemen: war, hunger, disease … and heroics Editorial Board “The harms done by war are many and complex. Death, injury, and displacement are the most obvious, but infection is also closely intertwined with conflict. Across the Middle East and Africa, outbreaks of infection have…

U.N., Nations Must Aim To Sustain Peace, Development As ‘Two Sides Of Same Coin’

Huffington Post: Sustainable Development And Sustaining Peace: 2 Sides Of The Same Coin Magdy Martínez-Solimán, U.N. assistant secretary general and UNDP assistant administrator and director of the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, and Oscar Fernández-Taranco, U.N. assistant secretary general for Peacebuilding Support “…Sustaining peace and sustainable development are two…

U.N. Deputy SG Urges Public Institutions To Embrace SDGs

U.N. News Centre: U.N. deputy chief highlights importance of public institutions in reaching development goals “United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed [Tuesday] urged public institutions to embrace the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, reduce inequality, and tackle climate change. … She stressed…

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