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...
Huge El Nino Pushes Climate Toward All Time Records.
Over the past few days, a bevy of climate data has come together to tell a familiar yet shocking story: Humans have profoundly altered the planet’s life-support system, with 2015 increasingly likely t...
Philadelphia Becomes The First World Heritage City In the U.S.
"Philadelphia has to start thinking of other ways to establish itself as a bona fide world city." America's birthplace is the country's first World Heritage City, putting it on par with Jerusalem, Cai...
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. ...
Syria's lost treasure: How the civil war is ruining the country's ancient architecture
The site where Cain is held to have murdered Abel is in a cave below a white dome on the slopes of Mount Qassioun, overlooking Damascus. It seems strikingly appropriate that the most notorious Biblica...
Pope Francis calls on every European parish to host a refugee family
Pope Francis has called on every European parish to host one refugee family each in a goodwill gesture that will begin in the Vatican state. It comes as Europe faces the worst refugee crisis since Wor...
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...
'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...
International Development Association
The International Development Association (IDA) is an international financial institution which offers concessional loans and grants to the world's poorest developing countries. The IDA is a member of...
International Development Association - Wikipedia
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.
International Association of Classification Societies
The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) is a technically based organization consisting of twelve marine classification societies headquartered in London.Marine classification ...
Huge El Nino Pushes Climate Toward All Time Records.
Over the past few days, a bevy of climate data has come together to tell a familiar yet shocking story: Humans have profoundly altered the planet’s life-support system, with 2015 increasingly likely t...
Philadelphia Becomes The First World Heritage City In the U.S.
"Philadelphia has to start thinking of other ways to establish itself as a bona fide world city." America's birthplace is the country's first World Heritage City, putting it on par with Jerusalem, Cai...
Villa Ocampo
Villa Ocampo is the former house of Victoria Ocampo (1890 – 1979), one of Latin America's greatest cultural figures, founder and director of Sur magazine. The house is located in San Isidro, in the A...
Villa Ocampo - Wikipedia
Carte Jaune
The Carte Jaune or Yellow Card is an international certificate of vaccination (ICV). It is issued by the World Health Organisation. It is recognised internationally and may be required for entry to ce...
Carte Jaune - Wikipedia
Pope Francis calls on every European parish to host a refugee family
Pope Francis has called on every European parish to host one refugee family each in a goodwill gesture that will begin in the Vatican state. It comes as Europe faces the worst refugee crisis since Wor...
Global Atmosphere Watch
The Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) is a worldwide system established by the World Meteorological Organization – a United Nations agency – to monitor trends in the Earth's ...
Global Atmosphere Watch - Wikipedia
Accommodation of Crews Convention (Revised), 1949
Accommodation of Crews Convention (Revised), 1949 is an International Labour Organization Convention.It was established in 1949, with the preamble stating:
This Convention is a partial revision o...
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
Nuclear fuel bank
A nuclear fuel bank is a proposed approach to provide countries access to enriched nuclear fuel, without the need for them to possess enrichment technology. Countries who do have enrichment technology...
2009 flu pandemic
The 2009 flu pandemic or swine flu was an influenza pandemic, and the second of the two pandemics involving H1N1 influenza virus (the first of them being the 1918 flu pandemic), albeit in a new versio...
2009 flu pandemic - Wikipedia
Tuna-Dolphin GATT Case (I and II)
The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) Tuna-Dolphin I and Tuna-Dolphin II disputes, were two cases involving United States embargoes on yellowfin tuna and yellowfin tuna products imported f...
Tuna-Dolphin GATT Case (I and II) - Wikipedia
Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity
The Proclamation of Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity was made by the Director-General of UNESCO starting in 2001 to raise awareness on intangible cultural heritage and enco...