‘No shortcuts to a healthier world’: WHO chief sets out health priorities for the decade NEW YORK. KAZINFORM The head of the UN health agency, WHO, has set out his urgent global health challenges for the next ten years – designated the «Decade of Action» by the UN General Assembly» – and underscored the importance of investing in public health, in a statement released on Monday.
UN Security Council renews Syria cross-border aid in contentious vote NEW YORK. KAZINFORM - The Security Councilon Friday evening renewed a UN operation delivering humanitarian aid across the Syrian border to millions of civilians, but some of the body’s members expressed disappointment that the «watered down» measure cut in half the number of crossing points and duration of the authorization.
Guterres's message for 2020: In world of turmoil, youth are its ‘greatest source’ of hope NEW YORK. KAZINFORM Against the backdrop of persistent inequality, rising hatred, «a world at war and a warming planet»; with climate change as «a long-term problem» and «a clear and present danger»; Secretary-General António Guterres said in his New Year’s message that «we cannot afford to be the generation that fiddled while the planet burned».
Deadly decade: UNICEF reports three-fold rise in verified attacks on children since 2010 UNITED NATIONS. KAZINFORM Conflicts around the world are lasting longer and claiming more young lives, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore said on Monday, as the agency reported that over this ‘deadly decade’, there has been a three-fold rise in verified attacks on children since 2010 – an average of 45 violations a day, the UN News Centre informs.
UN refugee agency welcomes move to register all births in Kazakhstan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM The decision to ensure that all babies born in Kazakhstan are registered at birth and issued birth certificates has been welcomed by the UN refugee agency, UNHCR. The country this month amended its Code on Marriage and Family to allow universal birth registration for all children regardless of the legal status of their parents, the UN News Centre informs.
UN declares 2020 as Year of Plant Health NEW YORK. KAZINFORM - The United Nations General Assembly declared 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). The year is a once in a lifetime opportunity to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the environment, and boost economic development, Kazinform refers to FAO UN.
Two indigenous languages are dying every month: UN Assembly President NEW YORK. KAZINFORM - Despite UN efforts throughout this International Year of Indigenous Languages to highlight the daily disappearance of mother tongues across the world, the President of the General Assembly (PGA) warned that «challenges persist nonetheless», Kazinform reports citing UN News.
Migrant Communities and Allies around the world celebrated International Migrants Day NEW YORK. KAZINFORM – The observance of International Migrants Day this year focuses on the stories of social cohesion, which are as varied and unique as each of the 272 million migrants living new lives and building new communities in every corner of the globe.
Multilateral consultations to be held on dev't of UN Special Program for Aral Sea Basin ASHGABAT. KAZINFORM Multilateral consultations will be held at Turkmenistan's Foreign Affairs Ministry on the development of the UN Special Program for the Aral Sea Basin (UN SPAS) on Dec. 18, Trend reports referring to the State News Agency of Turkmenistan.
Kyrgyz Ak-kalpak craftsmanship and Uzbek Khorazm dance - Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity ALMATY. KAZINFORM Ak-kalpak craftsmanship, traditional knowledge and skills in making and wearing Kyrgyz men’s headwear (Kyrgyzstan) and Khorazm dance, Lazgi (Uzbekistan) were inscribed in the List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity during the 14th session of the Committee in Bogota, Colombia, 12 December 2019.