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SRSG Zerrougui statement on Protecting Education from Attack

Jun 25, 2015 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

Photos by: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire Geneva, Switzerland, June 24 2015 The full spectrum of parties-to-conflict puts schools and universities to use for a multitude of self-serving purposes, including as barracks, or training grounds – even as weapons stores or defensive positions. While some claim there is a military logic to using schools, Governments and military commanders must also be cognizant of the grave repercussions such commandeering has on children’s right to education. At worst, it can turn the school into an immediate target, thereby endangering the lives of any children in the vicinity, and risking structural damage from weapons fire that [Read More]

Ebola outbreak a global health emergency

Aug 15, 2014 News, Secretary General, United Nations , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

Ebola outbreak a global health emergency-WHO By La Shawn Pagán The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the recent Ebola outbreak that has claimed an estimated of 1,848 lives to be a global public emergency. As numbers escalate, the organization gave the green light to test the experimental serum on patients who tested positive for the fateful disease. “A coordinated international response is deemed essential to stop and reverse the international spread of Ebola,” said the Director-General of the WHO Margaret Chan in Geneva. “Countries affected to date, simply don’t have the capacity to manage an outbreak of this scale [Read More]

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