HIV/AIDS still impacting work and costing billions in lost earnings – new UN agency report

HIV/AIDS still impacting work and costing billions in lost earnings – new UN agency report
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Outlining the economic and social toll HIV and AIDS continues to take on workers around the world, the International Labour Organization (ILO) called on Thursday for an “urgent effort” to improve treatment, step up testing and ensure healthier and more productive workplaces.

Central Asia bloc has important role in “peace, stability and prosperity” beyond region, says Deputy UN chief
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Central Asia bloc has important role in “peace, stability and prosperity” beyond region, says Deputy UN chief

This post was originally published on this site Noting that the SCO represents “more than half of humanity,” Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said the eight-nation bloc is assuming even greater importance whose “expanded range of activities will have implications for peace, stability, and prosperity across the region and far beyond.” …

UN chief welcomes Taliban’s temporary truce announcement, encourages all parties to embrace 'Afghan-owned peace'
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UN chief welcomes Taliban’s temporary truce announcement, encourages all parties to embrace 'Afghan-owned peace'

This post was originally published on this site This follows the recent announcement by the Afghan Government that it would begin a seven-day ceasefire on 12 June, the 27th day of Ramadan, and run to Eid-ul-Fitr. “The Secretary-General strongly believes that there is no military solution to this conflict and …

UN humanitarian coordinator condemns Central African Republic hospital attack 'inhuman and unworthy'
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UN humanitarian coordinator condemns Central African Republic hospital attack 'inhuman and unworthy'

This post was originally published on this siteArmed groups entered the Regional Hospital of Bambari in the city centre on Saturday, after previously threatening medical staff and patients Thursday and looting nine humanitarian organizations as well as the National Refugee Commission during the month of May. “I hold these armed …