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  • 26 Sep 2016- 07:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski last week became a member of the High-Level Panel on Water, an initiative of the United Nations and the World Bank tasked with taking action on water around the world. Other panel
  • 23 Sep 2016- 10:28 by Local Press Report NEW YORK, NY CNBC A group of researchers has designed a foam made from coffee grounds and silicone that can remove lead and mercury from water. Both metals are contaminants considered toxic and harmful to human health. Health Innovation, Infrastructure &
  • 23 Aug 2016- 11:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti Funding to prevent the spread of cholera in Haiti is crucial to development in the country, Marc Vincent, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Representative for Haiti, said last week. To achieve the ultimate goal of
  • 18 Aug 2016- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The office of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon this week acknowledged for the first time that the United Nations played a role in Haiti’s cholera outbreak, and that a “significant new set of UN actions” are needed in response
  • 17 Jun 2016- 11:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States Nearly 800 million people worldwide are chronically undernourished as a result of land degradation, declining soil fertility, unsustainable water use, drought, and biodiversity loss, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki
  • 22 Mar 2016- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States Lack of access to clean water and adequate sanitation harms workers around the world, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said in a message to mark World Water Day on March 22nd. This year’s World Water Day was held under the
  • 14 Mar 2016- 08:55 by Local Press Report NEW YORK, NY Jamaica Observer United Nations human rights experts say improving water and sanitation services may be the best answer to addressing the outbreak of the Zika virus in Latin American and the Caribbean. The experts also said such critical factors
  • 4 Mar 2016- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The recent drought in the eastern Mediterranean region, which affected Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, the Palestinian Authority, Syria, and Turkey, is likely the worst in the past 900 years, according to a new study by
  • 18 Feb 2016- 11:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The United Nations is seeking $1.8 billion USD for its 2016 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan, which aims to meet critical needs throughout the war-torn country. The plan includes providing food assistance for nearly 9 million
  • 13 Jan 2016- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The United Nations this week appealed to member states for $7.73 billion USD in new funding to help 22.5 million Syrians and other people in the region affected by Syria’s ongoing civil war. The appeal includes $4.55 billion
  • 10 Dec 2015- 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, UNited States The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) this week issued a joint appeal for $94 million USD in funding over the next year to assist refugees, returnees and migrants fleeing the
  • 23 Nov 2015- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called for an integrated approach to water management and disaster risk reduction. Speaking at a meeting on the issue, held last week as part of the UN High-Level Water and
  • 27 Oct 2015- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has called on governments around the world to acknowledge safe drinking water and sanitation as human rights, in order to prevent discrimination and
  • 13 Oct 2015- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States Yemen has received no new shipments of fuel in the week since President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi pledged to allow deliveries to through, the United Nations said on October 12th. "In a letter to UN Secretary-General (Ban Ki
  • 25 Sep 2015- 11:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The United Nations today (September 25) began a three-day meeting during which the body is expected to formally adopt a new global sustainable development agenda. One hundred ninety-three world leaders are expected to commit

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