Message of the UNDP Administrator Mark Malloch Brown for the Human Rights Day, 10 December 2004 10 December 2004 | UNDP
As we mark International Human Rights Day we remember the many improvements that have been made in human rights and recognize the countless efforts of human rights defenders worldwide.
It is also an opportunity when we are forced to recognize that violations of human rights are still frighteningly common. Recent reports from Dafur, Sudan
and many other parts of the world bear witness to terrible abuses, where human
rights protection is failing miserably. And as we consider specific instances of
human rights violations, we too recall that global poverty is also in itself an
infringement of human rights, exposing millions of people to a life where human
dignity is difficult to uphold.
IDEP 2004 spotlights Youth: a new voice for the Millennium Development Goals 25 October 2004 | UNDP
marked IDEP 2004 by presenting the Poverty Eradication Awards at the United
Nations in New York in recognition of young leaders making the greatest impact
towards meeting MDGs. A winner from each of the five world regions received an
award. On 22 October 2004, UNDP held its 8th annual Poverty Eradication
Awards ceremony at United Nations headquarters.
Visit new UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors web site 18 October 2004 | UNDP
at the top of their field, whether it's broadcasting, the literary world or the
football stadium. UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors share a deep concern for the poor
and a commitment to making the planet a better place, ridding it of poverty,
combating HIV/AIDS, ensuring environmental sustainability, protecting human
rights, empowering women, thus helping to achieve the Millennium Development
Marc Danzon nominated to second term as WHO Regional Director for Europe 07 September 2004 | WHO
Danzon has been nominated to a second five-year term as the World Health
Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Europe at this week's session of the
WHO European governing body of 52 Member States. Dr Danzon, a French national
and the first representative of France to lead a WHO region, announced in
February this year that he would run again. No candidate opposed him.
World Day Against Child Labour 14 June 2004 | ILO
Two years ago the International Labour Organization (ILO) declared 12 June the World Day Against Child Labour - to mark and support the worldwide movement for the elimination of child labour.
ILO Director-General cites four key challenges for building a fair globalization 10 June 2004 | ILO
The International Labour
Organization (ILO) faces a “defining moment” in its quest for a fair
globalization, Director-General Juan Somavia said in an address to tripartite
delegates representing 177 member States at the 92nd International Labour
Conference. Following a special session during which heads of state and
government, and representatives of workers and employers, hailed the report of
the World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization as a platform for
new, more coherent policies on globalization, Mr. Somavia presented what he
called a series of key challenges to the tripartite delegates for their
consideration and guidance.
WHO report finds most serious mental health disorders are untreated 04 June 2004 | WHO
Serious mental health disorders remain largely untreated around the world, with developing countries faring worst but even relatively affluent countries in North America and Western Europe unable to help up to half of their sufferers, according to the findings of a first in a series of studies by the United Nations health agency.
ILO opened its 92nd annual International Labour Conference 02 June 2004 | ILO
Making globalization fair, creating jobs as a means of reducing poverty and promoting development through providing decent work are the foundations for global stability, the Director-General of the International Labour Office, Juan Somavia, declared as the ILO opened its 92nd annual International Labour Conference. The ILO can build a “foundation for the future” on the basis of “the decent work agenda as a development tool, employment as the main route out of poverty and achieving a fair globalization as a source of global stability”.
On 1-17 June 92nd International Labour Conference will be held in Geneva 28 May 2004 | ILO
Heads of States and
government, ministers of labour and senior representatives of workers and
employers will meet here on 1-17 June at the annual Conference of the
International Labour Organization (ILO) to craft a new role for the tripartite
labour body in shaping a fair and equitable globalization for all.
World at 'critical moment' in fight against HIV/AIDS 12 May 2004 | WHO
With more money, more political will and more attention being paid to HIV/AIDS than ever before, the world has reached a crucial moment in the history of the pandemic and now has an unprecedented opportunity to alter its course, according to a new report released by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Chernobyl: needs great 18 years after nuclear accident 26 April 2004 | UNDP
the 18th anniversary of the accident at the Chernobyl power plant, Mr. Jan
Egeland, the UN’s Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, is urging
the international community not to turn its back on the people still affected by
the world’s worst nuclear accident.
WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control now signed by 100 countries 29 March 2004 | WHO
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with the signatures of Ecuador and the Republic of Congo, a total of 100
countries and the European Community have so far signed the World Health
Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).
UN health agency launches photo contest to fight pregnancy and abortion deaths 11 March 2004 | WHO
a backdrop of over half a million pregnancy and childbirth deaths, 5 million new
cases of HIV infection, and nearly 70,000 fatal abortions each year, a United
Nations agency launched a photographic contest as part of its efforts to
highlight the importance of sexual and reproductive health. The UN World Health
Organization (WHO) is inviting photographers from around the world, both amateur
and professional, to submit images that capture four key stages in the “River of
Life” – as the exhibition is called – Love, Life, Illness and Death.
ILO Governing Body's 289th session to discuss "fair globalization" and other issues 10 March 2004 | ILO
Worker, employer and government representatives are holding a wide-ranging debate on the social dimension of globalization at the 289th session of the ILO Governing Body, from 11-26 March. The ongoing session is the first to be held under the second mandate of ILO Director-General Juan Somavia who was re-elected for another five-year term in 2003.
Europe’s Economic Growth Threatened by AIDS 01 March 2004 | UNDP
“HIV/AIDS is a
growing challenge for the entire continent of Europe, from Dublin to Moscow,”
Kalman Mizsei, Regional Director for Europe and the CIS of the United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP), warned European leaders gathered here to discuss a
regional response to the epidemic.
WHO releases new report on global problem of oral diseases 24 February 2004 | WHO
diseases such as dental caries (tooth decay), periodontitis (gum disease) and
oral and pharyngeal cancers are a global health problem in both industrialized
and increasingly in developing countries, especially amongst poorer communities,
the World Health Organization (WHO) said today. Announcing the findings of the
World Oral Health Report, WHO said that an estimated five billion people
worldwide had experienced dental caries.
Worldwide unemployment sets new record, UN labour agency reports 23 January 2004 | ILO
Global unemployment rose in 2003 to a record of over 185 million, or just over 6 per cent of the labour force, but the worldwide economic recovery in the second half of the year may have helped to improve the situation, the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) says in its annual jobs report, released on 22 January 2004.