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U.N. Member States Should Commit To Accelerating Research To Improve LGBTI Health, Well-Being

Inter Press Service: Will the U.N. ‘Leave No One Behind’ and Improve LGBTI Health and Well-Being? Felicity Daly, global research coordinator for OutRight Action International “While there has been progress in researching the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people and responding to certain emerging…

USAID To Contribute $20M To WFP To Provide Food Aid In Afghanistan

Xinhua News: U.S. aid agency offers fund to WFP for food assistance to Afghans “The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) offered 20 million U.S. dollars to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to support needy Afghans, announced WFP in a statement here Monday. ‘The contribution will enable…

Intensified Humanitarian Support, Funding Vital To Preventing Famine In 4 Nations, FAO Says

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: Intensified efforts and investments needed to keep famine at bay “Preventing famine in northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen urgently requires intensified humanitarian support and further funding. That was the message of an event hosted by the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture…

Extensively Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea Becoming More Common Worldwide, WHO Data Show

CIDRAP News: Global officials warn of pan-resistant gonorrhea “New data from the World Health Organization (WHO) indicate that resistance to the only remaining treatment for gonorrhea is emerging globally, and that widespread treatment failure is likely in the coming years unless new antibiotics are developed…” (Dall, 7/6). CNN: This STD…

WHO DG Tedros To Review Agency’s Travel Spending

Associated Press: U.N. health agency’s new chief says he will check travel costs “…In a ‘Town Hall’ speech given to staffers in Geneva and in regional and country offices, Tedros said he would be examining ‘the recent uproar over travel costs.’ … ‘WHO must deliver value for money,’ Tedros said…

U.N. Secretary General Outlines 8 Principles To Improve U.N. Development System

Inter Press Service: U.N. Needs a 21st Century Development System António Guterres, U.N. Secretary General “…The 2030 Agenda is our boldest agenda for humanity, and requires equally bold changes in the U.N. development system. … Yet we all know that the system is not functioning at its full potential. We…

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