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Booming crack use challenges progressive Swiss drug strategy
by Agnes Pedrero - January 31, 2024 - 12:00am
A boom in cheap crack cocaine is posing challenges to Switzerland's permissive drug strategy, not least to Geneva's safe injection rooms.
Aspartame sweeteners 'possibly carcinogenic', says WHO
by Agnes Pedrero - July 18, 2023 - 3:29pm
The WHO said it was now classifying aspartame, an artificial sweetener commonly used in soft drinks, as "possibly carcinogenic to humans" — though the acceptable daily intake level remains unchanged.
WHO backs farmers to grow food instead of tobacco
by Agnes Pedrero - May 27, 2023 - 10:07am
The World Health Organization said Friday it was helping a growing number of farmers turn away from tobacco to help strengthen food security, particularly in Africa.
TB deaths on the rise again globally due to COVID-19 — WHO
by Agnes Pedrero - October 16, 2021 - 5:07pm
Tuberculosis is on the rise again globally for the first time in a decade, linked to disruptions in access to healthcare because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Orgnization said on Thursday.
US rejoins UN Human Rights Council, years after walk-out
by Agnes Pedrero - October 15, 2021 - 7:22am
Beyond the United States, the other states elected are: Argentina, Benin, Cameroon, Eritrea, Finland, Gambia, Honduras, India, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Montenegro, Paraguay, Qatar, Somalia and...
Grave concerns raised about China at UN rights council
by Agnes Pedrero - June 22, 2021 - 9:15pm
The widely anticipated joint statement had been in the pipeline for several days and was delivered on day two of the 47th session of the council in Geneva.
Hopes for WTO momentum as new boss takes charge
by Agnes Pedrero - March 1, 2021 - 2:29pm
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala takes over the World Trade Organization on Monday amid hopes that she will spur the beleaguered body into addressing its towering challenges, including the pandemic-fuelled global economic c...
Climate change bigger threat than Covid: Red Cross
by Agnes Pedrero - November 17, 2020 - 4:27pm
The world should react with the same urgency to climate change as to the coronavirus crisis, the Red Cross said Tuesday, warning that global warming poses a greater threat than COVID-19.
Virus 'peaked' in China but could trigger global pandemic: WHO
by Agnes Pedrero - February 25, 2020 - 8:32am
The World Health Organization on Monday said the new coronavirus epidemic had "peaked" in China but warned that a surge in cases elsewhere was "deeply concerning" and all countries should prepare for a "potential...
Swiss to hold high-altitude wake for lost glacier
by Agnes Pedrero - September 22, 2019 - 3:39pm
Dozens of people will undertake a "funeral march" up a steep Swiss mountainside on Sunday to mark the disappearance of an Alpine glacier amid growing global alarm over climate change.
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