Robin Millard
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Dust in the air eased slightly in 2023 — UN
by Robin Millard - July 12, 2024 - 9:19am
The amount of dust in the air eased slightly in 2023, the United Nations said Friday, warning that poor environmental management was fuelling sand and dust storms.
World leaders back just peace for Ukraine, eye eventual Russia talks
by Robin Millard - June 17, 2024 - 10:33am
World leaders on Sunday backed Ukraine's independence and territorial integrity, and the need for eventual talks with Russia on ending the war -- but left the key questions of how and when unresolved.
UN probe accuses Israel of crimes against humanity, Hamas of war crimes
by Robin Millard - June 12, 2024 - 5:01pm
A UN investigation concluded on Wednesday that Israel has committed crimes against humanity during the war in Gaza, including that of "extermination", while saying Israeli and Palestinian armed groups have both committed...
Countries at odds over how to reignite pandemic agreement
by Robin Millard - May 29, 2024 - 8:54am
Countries aired stark differences Tuesday on where to go next in trying to strike a global agreement for handling future pandemics, after missing a deadline to finalize a deal.
Pandemic agreement talks go to the wire
by Robin Millard - May 10, 2024 - 10:32am
Hectic last-ditch talks aimed at striking a landmark global agreement on handling future pandemics rolled into the final day on Friday with a deal still up in the air.
'Get this done', WHO chief urges pandemic accord talks
by Robin Millard - May 4, 2024 - 9:59am
The WHO chief on Friday begged countries negotiating a global agreement on handling future pandemics to "get this done", as they prepare for one final week of last-ditch talks.
UN seeks $4.2 billion for Ukraine aid in 2024
by Robin Millard - January 15, 2024 - 7:01pm
The United Nations said on Monday it needs $4.2 billion this year to provide humanitarian aid in Ukraine and help millions who have fled, urging people not to forget the war-torn country's plight as the Gaza war...
El Niño could make 2024 hotter than record 2023
by Robin Millard - January 13, 2024 - 11:30am
This year could be hotter under El Niño's influence than the record-shattering 2023, the United Nations warned Friday, as it urged drastic emissions cuts to combat climate change.
Business confidence up among Japan's big manufacturers
by Robin Millard - December 13, 2023 - 9:53am
Confidence among Japan's largest manufacturers has risen for a third straight quarter, a key survey showed Wednesday.
WHO urges immediate aid for Gaza
by Robin Millard - December 11, 2023 - 9:01am
The World Health Organization's executive board on Sunday adopted a resolution calling for immediate, unimpeded humanitarian access to Gaza after the WHO chief said medics were facing unimaginable conditions.
WHO worried bird flu might adapt to humans 'more easily'
by Robin Millard - July 13, 2023 - 8:24am
The World Health Organization warned Wednesday that the recent surge in bird flu outbreaks among mammals could help the virus spread more easily among humans.
UN rights council split after debate called over Koran burnings
by Robin Millard - July 12, 2023 - 7:52am
The UN Human Rights Council is heading towards a divisive vote on Wednesday on religious hatred following recent Koran burnings, with some Western nations reluctantly feeling the draft resolution encroaches too far...
UN warns world to prepare for El Niño impact
by Robin Millard - July 4, 2023 - 10:05pm
The United Nations on Tuesday warned the world to prepare for the effects of El Niño, saying the weather phenomenon which triggers higher global temperatures is set to persist throughout 2023.
UN talks aim to harness AI power and potential
by Robin Millard - July 4, 2023 - 12:08pm
The United Nations is convening this week a global gathering to try to map out the frontiers of artificial intelligence and to harness its potential for empowering humanity.
Next five years set to be hottest period ever: UN
by Robin Millard - May 17, 2023 - 6:25pm
It is near-certain that 2023-2027 will be the warmest five-year period ever recorded, the United Nations warned Wednesday as greenhouse gases and El Nino combine to send temperatures soaring.
Princes Harry, Andrew benched on third row at coronation
by Robin Millard - May 6, 2023 - 8:32pm
Princes Harry and Andrew attended the coronation of King Charles III on Saturday but were relegated to the third row of the royal family seating, with no formal role in proceedings.
Princes Harry, Andrew out in the cold at coronation
by Robin Millard - May 6, 2023 - 11:10am
Princes Harry and Andrew will both attend the coronation of King Charles III but will have no formal role in proceedings.
King Charles's reign rings in the changes
by Robin Millard - May 6, 2023 - 9:23am
From the national anthem to coins, stamps, prisons, and warships, many everyday aspects of life in Britain have changed between the accession of King Charles III and his coronation on May 6.
WHO says medium-risk adults don't need extra COVID-19 jabs
by Robin Millard - March 29, 2023 - 8:19am
The World Health Organization said Tuesday it is no longer recommending additional Covid-19 vaccine booster doses for regular, medium-risk adults as the benefit was marginal.
WHO sees COVID-19 posing similar threat to flu this year
by Robin Millard - March 18, 2023 - 9:08am
The COVID-19 pandemic could settle down this year to a point where it poses a threat similar to flu, the World Health Organization said Friday.
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