Daily Archives: September 11, 2015

News in Brief 11 September 2015 (PM)

11 Sep 2015 Listen / Photo: UNICEF Tanzania/Fredy Lyimo Cholera outbreak in Tanzania Five cholera treatment centres have been established in Tanzania following recent outbreaks of the disease in the country, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported. So far, there have been more than 970 cases of the diarrhoeal disease, including 13 deaths. WHO

Senior UN official outlines steps taken in response to Central African Republic abuse allegations

11 September 2015 – The United Nations peacekeeping chief today announced that following reports of alleged sexual exploitation and abuse, seven peacekeepers serving with the UN mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) have been repatriated, while nine have had their payments suspended. “There have been since the mission started last year 63 allegations of

540,000 Malawians to be provided with safe, clean water by 2018

11 Sep 2015 New York, 11 September – Basic Water Needs, a Dutch manufacturer and marketer of household water treatment and safe storage products, has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA), a global initiative  supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and other international organizations that encourages companies to fight poverty through innovative

National Geographic wins UN environmental prize for science and innovation

11 September 2015 – The National Geographic Society, one of the largest non-profit scientific and educational institutions in the world that reaches more than 700 million people each month, is this year’s winner of the United Nations Champions of the Earth award in the area of science and innovation. “In a year when the world