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Updated On: Friday, 27 April 2018
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One in four thyroid cancer cases registered near Chernobyl site likely caused by radiation exposure – new UN study

Content by: UN News Centre About 20,000 thyroid cancer cases were registered from 1991 to 2015 among people who were under 18 in 1986 and lived in the affected areas of the former Soviet Union, according to the latest study by the UN Scientific ...

UN-backed programme logs record high cocaine seizures at seaports in Latin America and the Caribbean

Content by: UN News Centre The joint customs and police Port Control Units, work at some of the world’s busiest ports and are trained to combat smuggling of drugs, precursor chemicals, as well as merchandise breaching intellectual property rights ...

Disasters could cost Asia-Pacific region $160 billion per year by 2030, UN warns

Content by: UN News Centre The need is all the more pressing given that only eight per cent of region’s losses are insured, said the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

UN-EU conference on future of Syria opens in Brussels with urgent call for international support

Content by: UN News Centre “We want Syrians to know that they are not forgotten; that we are trying to find better ways to help them in this terrible situation,” said Mark Lowcock, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, at the opening of a two-day ...

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