As of 4 July, worldwide more than 214 countries and overseas territories or communities have reported laboratory confirmed cases of pandemic influenza H1N1 2009, including over 18311 deaths.
United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay has welcomed the announcement that Cuba plans to release 52 political detainees, her spokesperson said today.
The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) is working with the Nigerian Government to contain an unprecedented outbreak of lead poisoning in the country's north, a result of the processing of lead-rich ore in gold mining.
The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) today welcomed Namibia's decision to remove travel restrictions for people living with the virus, a move that aligns the country's laws with international public health standards.
Acclaimed actor and conservation activist Edward Norton took on his latest role today, as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon designated him United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity.
Automotive service providers can now apply for financial assistance to purchase and install systems that will help their customers get better gas mileage and increase the life of their tires by inflating ...
The Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast an air quality action day for Friday, July 9, in the Liberty/Clairton region. The air quality forecast ...
A major outbreak of lead poisoning in children has been occurring in Zamfara State, Nigeria since at least March 2010, related to the processing of lead-rich ore for the extraction of gold.
The Asia-Pacific region - home to two-thirds of the world's one billion malnourished people - must see growth in agricultural investment to tackle the hunger challenge, a senior United Nations official stressed today.
Secretary-General Ban stressed the need to invest more in the health of women and girls, as he joined former model Christy Turlington Burns for the premiere of her new film documenting the preventable tragedy of maternal mortality.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today released a report on lessons learned while working with the Chinese Government to address the environmental impact of the devastating earthquake that hit the country's Sichuan province in May of 2008.