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Amid melting glaciers, Swiss vote on new climate law
by Nina Larson - June 18, 2023 - 2:31pm
Recent opinion polls indicate strong support for the proposed law, which would require Switzerland to slash its dependence on imported oil and gas, scaling up the development and use of greener and more home-grown...
Crash landing on us! Swiss village reels from Netflix fame
by Nina Larson - June 10, 2023 - 9:19am
Ever since the hugely popular South Korean series "Crash Landing on You" aired a romantic scene on a wooden pier framed by the turquoise waters of a Swiss lake and the towering Alps behind, the picturesque village...
World should prepare for El Nino, new record temperatures: UN
by Nina Larson - May 3, 2023 - 5:27pm
The United Nations warned Wednesday of a growing likelihood the weather phenomenon El Nino will develop in coming months, fuelling higher global temperatures and possibly new heat records.
WHO assessing risk after fighters seize Sudan lab
by Nina Larson - April 27, 2023 - 8:44am
The World Health Organization said Wednesday it was assessing the threat posed to public health after fighters in Sudan occupied a national laboratory holding samples of deadly diseases.
'We need to know': WHO says China has more on COVID-19 origin
by Nina Larson - April 7, 2023 - 10:01am
More than three years after COVID-19 first surfaced, heated debate still rages around the origins of the pandemic.
Infertility affects one in six — WHO
by Nina Larson - April 4, 2023 - 8:28am
Around one in every six adults experiences infertility, the World Health Organization estimated Tuesday as it called for an urgent increase in access to fertility care.
WHO chief to 'push until we get the answer' on Covid origins
by Nina Larson - February 16, 2023 - 7:51am
The World Health Organization will continue pushing until it finds an answer to how the Covid-19 pandemic started, the agency's chief said Wednesday following a report suggesting it had abandoned the search.
UN confirms 2022 among eight hottest years on record
by Nina Larson - January 13, 2023 - 8:00am
The past eight years were the hottest since records began, the United Nations confirmed Thursday, despite the cooling influence of a drawn-out La Nina weather pattern.
Pakistan risks 'extraordinary misery' without flood recovery help: UN
by Nina Larson - January 9, 2023 - 7:57am
The international community must help Pakistan recover from last year's devastating floods and boost climate resilience, or the country will be locked in misery, the head of the UN development agency told AFP.
China stats 'under-represent' true impact of Covid outbreak: WHO
by Nina Larson - January 5, 2023 - 8:02am
The World Health Organization criticised China's "very narrow" definition of Covid deaths on Wednesday, warning that official statistics were not showing the true impact of the outbreak. 
UN rights council orders probe of Iran crackdown on protests
by Nina Larson - November 25, 2022 - 7:48am
The United Nations Human Rights Council on Thursday condemned Iran's repression of peaceful demonstrators following the death of Mahsa Amini, and voted to create a high-level investigation into the deadly crack...
UN rights council eyes probe of Iran crackdown
by Nina Larson - November 22, 2022 - 3:24pm
The United Nations' top rights body will hold an urgent meeting this week to consider launching an international investigation into the deadly crackdown on mass protests rocking Iran.
Mouth diseases hit nearly half the world's people — WHO
by Nina Larson - November 18, 2022 - 8:13am
Rotting teeth, swollen gums and oral cancers: nearly half the world's population suffer from mouth diseases, the World Health Organization said Thursday.
WHO says Covid still an international emergency
by Nina Larson - October 20, 2022 - 7:59am
The World Health Organization said Wednesday it is too early to lift the highest-level alert for the Covid crisis, with the pandemic remaining a global health emergency despite recent...
UN urges 'complete transformation' of global energy system
by Nina Larson - October 13, 2022 - 8:09am
Not only is the energy sector a major source of the carbon emissions that drive climate change, it is also increasingly vulnerable to the shifts that come with a heating planet, the UN's World Meteorological Organization...
EU countries draft text asking UN rights council to monitor Russia
by Nina Larson - September 21, 2022 - 7:56am
Most EU countries presented a draft resolution Tuesday asking the UN to appoint an expert to monitor the rights situation inside Russia, as Moscow slammed the initiative as "politically biased".
End of Covid pandemic in sight: WHO
by Nina Larson - September 15, 2022 - 8:03am
The number of newly reported Covid-19 cases has dropped dramatically, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, urging the world to seize the opportunity to end the pandemic.
UN rights council credibility at stake over China, Russia response
by Nina Larson - September 10, 2022 - 1:16pm
Faced with allegations of grave violations in China and Russia, the UN body created to address rights abuses seems paralysed by uncertainty on how to respond.
WHO urges caution after dog catches monkeypox
by Nina Larson - August 18, 2022 - 8:19am
A first case of human-to-dog transmission of monkeypox—between two men and their Italian greyhound living together in Paris—was reported last week in the medical journal The Lancet.
Hong Kong must repeal national security law: UN watchdog
by Nina Larson - July 28, 2022 - 8:53am
A UN watchdog voiced alarm at deteriorating rights in Hong Kong, especially calling on the Chinese territory to repeal the sweeping National Security Law imposed by Beijing two years ago.
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