UN Secretary-General Message on World Humanitarian Day, 19 August

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. (Photo - ZN)

VIENNA, 19 August (UN Information Service) - On World Humanitarian Day, we honour the selfless dedication and sacrifice of workers and volunteers from around the world who devote themselves - often at great personal risk - to assisting the world's most vulnerable people.

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Heated discussions on global refugee crisis at MUNSC Salient: Youth Conference on Global Matters

Keynote address by honorary patron of the conference Mr. Milan Brglez, president of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia. (Photo - UNAS)

International youth conference MUNSC Salient, organized by UNA Slovenia, was successfully concluded. The conference was held under honorary patronage of Dr Milan Brglez, president of the Slovenian National Assembly.

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2015 World Drug Report finds drug use stable, access to drug & HIV treatment still low

(Photo - IVZ)

VIENNA 26 June (UN Information Service) - Drug use prevalence continues to be stable around the world, according to the 2015 World Drug Report of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). It is estimated that a total of 246 million people - slightly over 5 per cent of those aged 15 to 64 years worldwide - used an illicit drug in 2013. Some 27 million people are problem drug users, almost half of whom are people who inject drugs (PWID). An estimated 1.65 million of people who inject drugs were living with HIV in 2013. Men are three times more likely than women to use cannabis, cocaine and amphetamines, while women are more likely to misuse prescription opioids and tranquillizers.

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As days go by the media is forgetting

People in Nepal have been victims of the recent earthquake in the country under Himalaya that has killed more than 8.000 people, while more than 25.000 people have lost their homes. People are facing indescribable humanitarian crisis both in urban areas as well as in remote villages.

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UNA Slovenia Youth Section has elected a new Board

Together with this year’s March spring breeze came also a new team to the UNA Slovenia Youth Section. A new Board, which will lead young volunteers in the coming year, was elected at the fourth Member’s Assembly of the Youth Section on the 25th February.

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