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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Did you know intellectual property is everywhere in movies from script to screen? Saturday is World Intellectual Property Day, this year focusing on the film industry.
Take a look at this event map with over includes 230 events in over 80 countries.
25 April is World Malaria Day.
Since 2000, the number of child deaths from malaria has been cut in half and the malaria map continues to shrink. But emerging threats of drug and insecticide resistance heightens urgency to be even more resilient and adaptive.
Join the global conversation and be part of #DefeatMalaria online campaign here.
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There are approximately 110 million active mines in the world — one for every 17 children or for every 52 adults. Friday is the International Day of Mine Awareness & Assistance in Mine Action.
Share this to spread the word and help realize a world with no more mines at www.unmas.org
Monday is World Tuberculosis Day.
TB is curable, but there are 9 million people a year who get sick with TB and a third of them are “missed” by health systems.
Many of these 3 million people live in the world’s poorest, most vulnerable communities or are among marginalized populations.
Help World Health Organization (WHO) reach the 3 million!
Thursday is the International Day of Happiness!
"Happiness is neither a frivolity nor a luxury. It is a deep-seated yearning shared by all members of the human family. It should be denied to no-one and available to all. This aspiration is implicit in the pledge of the United Nations Charter to promote peace, justice, human rights, social progress and improved standards of life."
Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
|—||Ambassador Samantha Power at a Security Council Meeting on Ukraine, March 19, 2014|