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"The targeting of children and schools is against international law and cannot be justified under any circumstances,” said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a statement.
He is deeply concerned about the fate of schoolgirls recently abducted in Nigeria and shares the anguish of the families of the girls and the people of Nigeria at this traumatic time.
He pledges the continued commitment of the UN in supporting Nigeria’s efforts to tackle internal challenges.
"We must join forces to end racism, and sport can help reach this goal. Hatred of any kind must have no place in the 21st century," said Ban Ki-moon on the use of sport to fight racism.
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A new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) states that antibiotic resistance – when bacteria change so antibiotics no longer work in people who need them to treat infections – is now a major threat to public health.
“Without urgent, coordinated action by many stakeholders, the world is headed for a post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and minor injuries which have been treatable for decades can once again kill,” says Dr Keiji Fukuda, WHO’s Assistant Director-General for Health Security.
This report starts a global effort led by WHO to address drug resistance.
29 April is Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare. It’s the date in 1997 on which the Chemical Weapons Convention entered into force.
This Day provides an opportunity to pay tribute to the victims of chemical warfare, as well as to reaffirm the commitment of Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to the elimination of the threat of chemical weapons, thereby promoting the goals of peace, security, and multilateralism.
"Girls: the world needs you to be the scientists, engineers and technologists of tomorrow!" said Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General.
Last week Thursday, people around the world marked Girls in ICT Day, which was established by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to help inspire girls to consider a future in technology
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