Central Mali: Top UN genocide prevention official sounds alarm over recent ethnically-targeted killings

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The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, expressed on Thursday his deepest concern and strongly condemned recent attacks against villages in Mali, including mass-killings last weekend in the Mopti region, which left 160 dead, including some 50 children, according to the UN human rights office (OHCHR).

‘Provocative actions and inflammatory rhetoric’ destabilizing Middle East, warns top UN official

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Against a backdrop of rising tensions in Israel and Palestine, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East, painted a bleak picture once again in the Security Council on Tuesday, cataloguing further terrorist acts, attacks against civilians, reprisals against demonstrators, unlawful demolitions and settlement expansions, and a funding crisis which could have dramatic consequences for the stability of an already volatile region.

Marking international day, UN experts call for urgent action to end racial discrimination, in wake of New Zealand anti-Muslim attack

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States must take urgent action, to “stem the tide of hate and discrimination” and ramping up of “ethno-nationalist populism”, which helped fuel the deadly shootings in two New Zealand mosques last Friday by a self-declared white supremacist, several top UN officials and human rights experts have stressed, marking the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Giornata mondiale dell'acqua...che a breve si esaurirà!

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Domani, 22 marzo, si celebra in tutto il mondo la Giornata dell'Acqua, istituita dalle Nazioni Unite nel 1992. Ma l'acqua oggi dov'è e com'è? Piove sempre meno, ci sono allarmi siccità in ogni continente, gli oceani sono sempre pià inquinati e le falde acquifere ci "regalano" un'acqua sempre più compromessa.

The Continuing Value of CD4 Cell Count Monitoring for Differential HIV Care and Surveillance

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The Continuing Value of CD4 Cell Count Monitoring for Differential HIV Care and Surveillance Rice, B; Boulle, A; Schwarcz, S; Shroufi, A; Rutherford, G; Hargreaves, J The move toward universal provision of antiretroviral therapy and the expansion of HIV viral load monitoring call into question the ongoing value of CD4 cell count testing and monitoring. We highlight the role CD4 monitoring continues to have in guiding clinical decisions and measuring and evaluating the epidemiology of HIV. To end the HIV/AIDS epidemic, we require strategic information, which includes CD4 cell counts, to make informed clinical decisions and effectively monitor key surveillance indicators.


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