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Commission calls for urgent action against chronic diseases

1 June 2018 | GENEVA: A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) Independent High-level Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) calls for urgent action to address chronic diseases and mental health disorders. It demands high-level political commitment and the immediate scaling up of actions to address the epidemic of NCDs, the world’s leading causes

College students organise StopOnlineMobs – National movement against cyber bullying

A National movement against cyber bullying, named StopOnlineMobs was organized at Jantar Mantar. It aimed at emphasizing, and condemning cyber bullying, specifically in the form of death threats, rape threats and physical violence instigated on the internet; directed at common people, mostly women. The movement focused on the present scenario of cyber bullying and spread social awareness

OPCW Director-General Pays Homage to Victims of Chemical Weapons and Calls for Protecting Global Norm Against Chemical Weapons during Visit to Iran

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 4 July 2017 — The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü reinforced the need to take every necessary action to protect and strengthen the global norm against chemical weapons during his visit to Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran from 2 to 3 July.

Crime Commission closes with call to remain united against cybercrime and terrorism

VIENNA, 26 May (UN Information Service) – We must all work together to protect lives and promote peace, the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yury Fedotov, said in a statement today. “The terrible tragedy in Manchester reminds us that we must remain united against terrorism and violent extremism,” Mr.

UNODC Chief sets out global efforts being taken against illicit drugs

Attendance of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s (UNODC) Goodwill Ambassador on the Rule of Law for South East Asia, HRH Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol of Thailand, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan, and a video message from the UN Secretary-General António Guterres underscore importance of Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) as the

IMO Secretary-General speaks out against regional emission trading system

Including international shipping in European system could undermine global efforts IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has written to senior European officials expressing his concern that including shipping in the European Union’s Emission Trading System (EU-ETS) could undermine efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shipping on a global basis. In a letter to Martin Schulz

The environmental resistance will stand against Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President-elect Donald Trump threatens our environment and we vow to fight him every step of the way. Like Sen. Bernie Sanders, Trump tapped into a deep resentment about the governing establishment of both the Democratic and Republican Parties. He spoke using fear, suspicion, racism and hate to people who felt the government

EUROFER welcomes EU & US raw materials case against China at WTO

Brussels, 20 July 2016 – The US has launched a trade enforcement action against China at the WTO concerning China’s export duties on several different raw materials. The EU intervened in this WTO challenge, a move that has been welcomed by the European Steel Association (EUROFER). When China joined the WTO in 2001, the country