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Three quarters of the world has limited or no access to pain relief medications, says INCB Report

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VIENNA, 3 March (UN Information Service) - Around 5.5 billion people still have limited or no access to medicines containing narcotic drugs such as codeine or morphine, leaving 75 per cent of the world population without access to proper pain relief treatment, the Vienna-based International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) says in its Annual Report for 2014, launched today in London.


UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: Message on the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, 27 January

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. (Photo - UN)VIENNA, 27 January (United Nations Information Service) – Seventy years ago today, allied forces liberated Auschwitz Birkenau, the German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp.


UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: Message for Human Rights Day, 10 December

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

VIENNA, 10 December (United Nations Information Service) - On Human Rights Day we speak out.

We denounce authorities who deny the rights of any person or group.

We declare that human rights are for all of us, all the time: whoever we are and wherever we are from; no matter our class, our opinions, our sexual orientation.


Syria: UN convoy crosses lines to reach children fleeing besieged Kobane

(Photo - AFP Photo)28 October 2014 - Trucks carrying lifesaving supplies for Syrian children have managed to cross over the battle line in Aleppo for the first time in months, a spokesperson for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today in what was described as a “small but significant breakthrough” in the UN agency’s efforts to help children displaced by the fighting in Kobane.


Ebola: UN to consult West African governments on coordinating global crisis response

(Photo - Al Jazeera)27 October 2014 - The United Nations concluded a meeting on strengthening the international community's support to efforts by the Governments of countries at the forefront of efforts to turn back the unfolding Ebola outbreak in West Africa, on tackling the crisis.