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Govts must respect right to know, says IFJ

27 Sep 2023 FA News Desk

On the occasion of the International Day for Universal Access to Information, celebrated on 28 September, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) calls on governments across the world to stop hindering journalists from fulfilling their professional duties and commit to Read More
Ban smoking and vaping in school to protect young people: WHO

26 Sep 2023 FA News Desk

The World Health Organization (WHO) released today two new publications today named “Freedom from tobacco and nicotine: guide for schools,” and “Nicotine- and tobacco-free school toolkit.” The report will help protect children’s health just in time for back-to-school season in Read More
UNESCO reports schools drop out reach 250 million 

24 Sep 2023 FA News Desk

The number of children missing out on any schooling has increased by six million bringing the total to 250 million. In a report released by the UN Education, Science, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recently, the dropout rates particularly correlate with Read More
World leaders commit to redouble efforts towards universal health coverage by 2030

22 Sep 2023 FA Correspondent

World leaders have approved a new Political Declaration on “Universal Health Coverage (UHC) at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly High-Level Meeting held on Thursday expanding ambition for health and well-being in a post-COVID world”.  Heads of State and world Read More
Global stakeholders agree to a new charter on patient safety rights

15 Sep 2023 FA News Desk

The World Health Organization (WHO)-hosted global conference on patient safety and patient engagement concluded yesterday with agreement across a broad range of stakeholders on a first-ever Patient safety rights charter.  The conference was held on 12 and 13 September at Read More
G20 Summit begins in New Delhi

9 Sep 2023 FA News Desk

Leaders of the richest countries are gathering in New Delhi for a two day G20 Summit that kicks off on Saturday. The Summit is to close up on Sunday. Hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the G20 summit is being Read More
Quake hits Morocco, claims over 1,000 lives

9 Sep 2023 FA News Desk

A magnitude of 7.2 earthquake struck Morocco late Friday night has killed over 1,037 people with 600 others injured around Marrakesh Morocco’s Interior Ministry announced. According to Moroccan state television, in a video posted by local Moroccans showing buildings reduced Read More
Establishment of a U.S.-ASEAN Center in Washington, D.C.

7 Sep 2023 FA News Desk

At the 2023 U.S.-ASEAN Summit in Jakarta, Indonesia, US Vice President Harris joined with the leaders of ASEAN in announcing their intent to establish, through a public-private partnership a U.S.-ASEAN Center in Washington, D.C.  To that end, the State Department Read More
Nepal-US mark start of CPC

2 Sep 2023 FA Correspondent

Last week U.S. and Nepali officials commenced a series of meetings to negotiate the terms of a Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnership, a non-binding, multi-year comprehensive plan to address child sex trafficking and forced child labor in Nepal. The partnership Read More
Victims of Enforced Disappearances Day marked

31 Aug 2023 FA News Desk

30 August is the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. The day is observed every year dedicating to raise awareness about the global crime of enforced disappearance. The world stand in solidarity with those who have been subjected Read More