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...
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...
Greece Is On Frontlines Of 'Great Zombie War'
Greece, its debt crisis, politicians and citizens, are all at the center of the "Great Zombie War". The Dow rose 217 points yesterday, even though Greece missed a $500-million loan payment to the IMF....
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...
IMF Data Shows Iceland's Economy Recovered After It Imprisoned Bankers And Let Banks Go Bust - Instead Of Bailing Them Out
Iceland’s finance minister has announced a 39 per cent tax on investors looking to take their money overseas. The country has imposed the tax to prevent it hemorrhaging money as it loosens bank laws i...
'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...
Chapter IV of the United Nations Charter
Chapter IV of the United Nations Charter contains the Charter's provisions dealing with the UN General Assembly, specifically its composition, functions, powers, voting, and procedures.
The chapte...
Unemployment Convention, 1919
Unemployment Convention, 1919 is an International Labour Organization Convention.It was established in 1919:
As of 2013, the convention had been ratified by 57 states. Of the ratifying states, th...
Warsaw Convention
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PEPPADEP
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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.
Alliance for Healthy Cities
The Alliance for Healthy Cities (AFHC) is a cooperative international alliance aimed at protecting and enhancing the health and health care of city dwellers. It is composed of groups of cities, urban ...
Alliance for Healthy Cities - Wikipedia
1985 World Health Organization AIDS surveillance case definition
The 1985 World Health Organization AIDS surveillance case definition was developed in October 1985, at a conference of public health officials including representatives of the Centers for Disease Cont...
Food and Agriculture Organization
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Food and Agriculture Organization - Wikipedia
Greece Is On Frontlines Of 'Great Zombie War'
Greece, its debt crisis, politicians and citizens, are all at the center of the "Great Zombie War". The Dow rose 217 points yesterday, even though Greece missed a $500-million loan payment to the IMF....
Geneva Protocol
The Protocol for the Prohibition of the Use in War of Asphyxiating, Poisonous or other Gases, and of Bacteriological Methods of Warfare, usually called the Geneva Protocol, is a treaty prohibiting the...
Geneva Protocol - Wikipedia
International Telecommunications Satellite Organization
The International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO) is an intergovernmental organisation charged with overseeing the public service obligations of Intelsat.As of June 2013, there are 1...
International Telecommunications Satellite Organization - Wikipedia
Permanent Court of Arbitration
The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) is an international organization based in The Hague in the Netherlands. It was established in 1899 at the first Hague Peace Conference. The PCA encourages the ...
Permanent Court of Arbitration - Wikipedia
IMARK
The Information Management Resource Kit (IMARK) is a partnership-based e-learning initiative developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and partner organizations to...
IMARK - Wikipedia
Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative
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Washington A16, 2000
Washington A16, 2000 was a series of protests in Washington, D.C. against the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, that occurred in April 2000. The annual IMF and World Bank meetings were ...
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International Year of Forests
The year 2011 was declared the International Year of Forests by the United Nations to raise awareness and strengthen the sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types o...
International Year of Forests - Wikipedia
2006 North Korean nuclear test
The 2006 North Korean nuclear test was the detonation of a nuclear device conducted by North Korea on October 9, 2006.North Korea announced its intention to conduct a test on October 3, six days prior...
2006 North Korean nuclear test - Wikipedia