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FAO, WHO Join Forces to Reduce Risks Posed by Pesticides [viewed]

fao-who4 February 2014: The Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that it has approved the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN's (FAO) recently revised International Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management. The Code of Conduct is a voluntary framework that calls on countries to identify and, where necessary, remove from use highly hazardous pesticides.

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Scientific Task Force on Avian Influenza Calls Wild Birds Victims, not Vectors [viewed]

fao-cms28 January 2014: As the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has reported a rise in highly pathogenic avian influenza in China (H7N9) and the Republic of Korea (H5N8), the Scientific Task Force on Avian Influenza and Wild Birds has issued a statement emphasizing that wild birds are victims and not vectors of the disease. The statement also urges epidemiological evaluation and measures to control the spread of the virus.

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UNECE, WHO-Europe Release Equitable Access Score-Card for Water and Sanitation [viewed]

who uneceNovember 2013: The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe (WHO-Europe) have published 'The Equitable Access Score-Card: Supporting Policy Processes to Achieve the Human Right to Water and Sanitation.' The score-card builds on the publication titled 'No One Left Behind: Good Practices to Ensure Equitable Access to Water and Sanitation' by providing a tool to help governments and stakeholders assess levels of access to water and sanitation. 

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Parties to Protocol on Water and Health Discuss Programme of Work, Equitable Access [viewed]

who unece27 November 2013: The third session of the Meeting of the Parties (MOP 3) to the Protocol on Water and Health to the UN Economic Commission of Europe (UNECE) Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) took place from 25-27 November 2013, in Oslo, Norway, organized by the UNECE and the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe.

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Event: Third Session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on Water and Health [viewed]

The Third Session of the Meeting of the Parties (MOP 3) to the Protocol on Water and Health to the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention), will be organized by the UNECE and World Health Organization (WHO) in Oslo, Norway. The meeting will include a special session on equitable access to water supply and sanitation, and will also review activities over the past three years, assess future activities and discuss the Programme of Work for 2014-2016.  

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UNICEF Backs Stakeholder Workshop on Drinking Water Access in Malawi [viewed]

Unicef Logo8 July 2013: The Ministry of Health of Malawi hosted the first stakeholders' consultation on household water treatment and safe storage, in order to seek feedback on national policy issues and increase access to safe drinking water.

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Kiribati Receives Support to Address Climate-sensitive Health Risks [viewed]

GCCA27 June 2013: Kiribati will receive €0.5 million through the EU-funded Global Climate Change Alliance: Pacific Small Island States (GCCA: PSIS) project to improve environmental health surveillance and response to climate-sensitive health risks.

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World Health Assembly Calls for Urgent Efforts on Drinking Water, Sanitation [viewed]

WHO28 May 2013: The 66th meeting of the World Health Assembly adopted 24 resolutions and five decisions, including a resolution on drinking water, sanitation and health. Delegates recognized WHO's role regarding the development and monitoring of water and sanitation norms and targets, as well as the integration of water and sanitation into other health interventions.

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WHO, UNICEF JMP Report Highlights Lagging Progress on Sanitation, Proposed Post-2015 Targets [viewed]

Unicef WHOMay 2013: The World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) released the 2013 update on the Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) for Water Supply and Sanitation, 'Progress on Sanitation and Drinking-Water,' which presents global, regional and country estimates for 2011.

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WHO Calls for Patient Empowerment on World Hygiene Day [viewed]

WHO5 May 2013: Marking World Hygiene Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a call to action to improve patient contribution to hand hygiene improvement among health workers to prevent the spread of infectious disease.

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