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...
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...
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...
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.
Protocol I
Protocol I is a 1977 amendment protocol to the Geneva Conventions relating to the protection of victims of international conflicts, where "armed conflicts in which peoples are fighting against colonia...
Radiation Protection Convention, 1960
Radiation Protection Convention, 1960 is an International Labour Organization Convention to restrict workers form exposure of ionising radiation and prohibit persons under 16 to engage work that caus...
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".
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...
Final Articles Revision Convention, 1961
Final Articles Revision Convention, 1961 is an International Labour Organization Convention.It was established in 1961, with the preamble stating:
As of 2013, the convention has been ratified by ...
Anti-terrorism legislation
Anti-terrorism legislation designs various types of laws passed in the aim of fighting terrorism. They usually, if not always, follow specific bombings or assassinations. Anti-terrorism legislation us...
International Centre for Hydrogen Energy Technologies
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International Centre for Hydrogen Energy Technologies - Wikipedia
Protection of Wages Convention, 1949
Protection of Wages Convention, 1949 is an International Labour Organization Convention.It was established in 1949, with the preamble stating:This Convention is referred at preamble of the Abolition ...
Vienna Convention on Consular Relations
The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations of 1963 is an international treaty that defines a framework for consular relations between independent countries. A consul normally operates out of an embas...
Vienna Convention on Consular Relations - Wikipedia
Accommodation of Crews (Fishermen) Convention, 1966
Accommodation of Crews (Fishermen) Convention, 1966 is an International Labour Organization Convention.It was established in 1966, with the preamble stating:
As of 2013, the convention has been r...
United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods
The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG; the Vienna Convention) is a treaty that is a uniform international sales law. As of September 2014, it has been ra...
United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods - 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
Marking of Weight (Packages Transported by Vessels) Convention, 1929
Marking of Weight (Packages Transported by Vessels) Convention, 1929 is an International Labour Organization Convention.It was established in 1929:
As of 2013, the treaty has been ratified by 66 ...
Convention on Psychotropic Substances
The Convention on Psychotropic Substances of 1971 is a United Nations treaty designed to control psychoactive drugs such as amphetamines, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, and psychedelics signed in Vien...
Convention on Psychotropic Substances - Wikipedia