Zika crisis: WHO seeks to allay fears over Rio Olympics
The World Health Organization plays down concerns that the Rio Olympics will spread the Zika virus, amid calls for the Games to be postponed.
May 8 1980, Smallpox Eradicated-The Rise And Fall Of Smallpox
On May 8, 1980, the World Health Organization officially pronounced victory in the fight against smallpox, confirming that no known cases of the dreaded killer existed anywhere on the planet. Take a l...
Turkey's Erdogan takes tough EU line after PM quits
Turkey's president tells the EU it will not change its anti-terror laws in return for visa-free travel, saying "we'll go our way, you go yours".
Zika Virus Could Be Bigger Global Health Threat Than Ebola, Say Health Experts
The Zika virus outbreak in Latin America could be a bigger threat to global health than the Ebola epidemic that killed more than 11,000 people in Africa. That is the stark claim of several senior heal...
WHO Study Shows 3.7 Billion People Infected With Herpes Virus
More than half the world’s population is infected with the form of the herpes virus that causes cold sores, according to new numbers from the World Health Organization. In the Americas, around 39 per ...
Compound Interest - A Rough Guide To The IARC’s Carcinogen Classifications
Today’s big news has been the story that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has classified processed meat (including bacon, ham, and salami) as a Group 1 carcinogen. This places it in the same group ...
Bad Day For Bacon: Processed Meats Cause Cancer, WHO Says
The World Health Organization's decision puts bacon, hot dogs and sausages in the same category of cancer risk as tobacco smoking. And beef, pork, veal and lamb are "probably carcinogenic," WHO says. ...
These Blood-Loving Spiders Could Help Fight Malaria
They have a taste for human blood, but luckily they prefer mosquitoes full of the stuff. A spider with a taste for human blood? That's some scary stuff. But when those spiders sate their thirst by att...
Monsanto Says Panel To Review WHO Finding On Cancer Link To Herbicide
July 14 (Reuters) - Monsanto Co, whose Roundup product is one of the world's most widely used herbicides, said on Tuesday it has arranged for an outside scientific review of a World Health Organizatio...
Cuba First To ​Eliminate Mother-To-Baby HIV Transmission
Cuba has become the first country to eliminate the transmission of HIV and syphilis from mother to baby, the World Health Organisation has announced. The WHO’s director general, Margaret Chan, said it...
Hunting For Heartbeats: NASA Technology Rescues 4 Quake Survivors In Nepal
Four men were rescued from damaged buildings in Nepal with help from NASA technology that detects people’s heartbeats, officials said Friday. A radar detector known as Finder, or Finding Individuals f...
'Mystery Disease' Kills 18 In Nigeria - Officials
The outbreak started in the Ode-Irele town, Ondo state, and spread rapidly. The disease - characterised by blurred vision, headache and loss of consciousness - killed the victims within 24 hours of fa...
Medical Examination of Young Persons (Sea) Convention, 1921
Medical Examination of Young Persons (Sea) Convention, 1921 is an International Labour Organization Convention.It was established in 1921:
As of 2013, the convention has been ratified by 82 state...
Zika crisis: WHO seeks to allay fears over Rio Olympics
The World Health Organization plays down concerns that the Rio Olympics will spread the Zika virus, amid calls for the Games to be postponed.
Turkey's Erdogan takes tough EU line after PM quits
Turkey's president tells the EU it will not change its anti-terror laws in return for visa-free travel, saying "we'll go our way, you go yours".
Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
The Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is a side-agreement to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. It was adopted on 13 December 2006...
Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - Wikipedia
Hunting For Heartbeats: NASA Technology Rescues 4 Quake Survivors In Nepal
Four men were rescued from damaged buildings in Nepal with help from NASA technology that detects people’s heartbeats, officials said Friday. A radar detector known as Finder, or Finding Individuals f...
Convention on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
The Convention on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development is the 1960 treaty that transitioned the Organisation for European Economic Co-operation into the Organisation for Economic...
Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organisat...
The Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organisations was accepted by members of BIRPI, the predecessor to the modern World Intellectual Property...
POP Air Pollution Protocol
The Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution on Persistent Organic Pollutants is an agreement to provide for the control and reduction of emissions of persistent organ...
POP Air Pollution Protocol - Wikipedia
Tokyo Convention
The Convention on Offences and Certain Other Acts Committed On Board Aircraft, commonly called the Tokyo Convention, is an international treaty, concluded at Tokyo on 14 September 1963. It entered int...
Tokyo Convention - Wikipedia
List of parties to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons
The list of parties to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons encompasses the states who have signed and ratified or acceded to the international agreement prohibiting or restricting the us...
List of parties to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons - Wikipedia
UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer...
The UNESCO 1970 Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property is an international treaty. It is the first internatio...
Weekly Rest (Commerce and Offices) Convention, 1957
Weekly Rest (Commerce and Offices) Convention, 1957 is an International Labour Organization Convention.It was established in 1957, with the preamble stating:
As of 2013, the convention has been r...
Weekly Rest (Commerce and Offices) Convention, 1957 - Wikipedia
Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
The Limited Test Ban Treaty (LTBT) is a treaty prohibiting all test detonations of nuclear weapons except underground. It was developed both to slow the arms race (nuclear testing was, at the time, ne...
Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty - Wikipedia
Second Geneva Convention
The Second Geneva Convention, for the Amelioration of the Condition of Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea, is one of the four treaties of the Geneva Conventions. The Geneva C...
Second Geneva Convention - Wikipedia
Barcelona Convention and Statute on the Regime of Navigable Waterways of International Concern
The Barcelona Convention and Statute on the Regime of Navigable Waterways of International Concern is a multilateral treaty that was concluded at Barcelona on 20 April 1921. Its purpose is to ensure f...
Freedoms of the air
The freedoms of the air are a set of commercial aviation rights granting a country's airlines the privilege to enter and land in another country's airspace, formulated as a result of disagreements ove...