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WHO to send in experts to prevent sexual abuse after Congo scandal

1:55pm EDT

GENEVA (Reuters) -The World Health Organization said on Friday it is deploying experts on preventing sexual exploitation in 10 "high-risk" countries, after a major scandal in the Democratic Republic of Congo where its staff and other aid workers abused women.

WHO to send in experts to prevent sexual abuse after Congo scandal - diplomats

9:02am EDT

* Says it sending sex abuse prevention experts to 10 countries

Swiss President expects global tax deal approval to take at least a year

Oct 14 2021

BERN, Oct 14 Switzerland will need at least a year to gain domestic approval for new tax measures to conform with a 15% global minimum corporate tax rate, Swiss President Guy Parmelin told Reuters.

WHO says it may be 'last chance' to find COVID origins

Oct 13 2021

GENEVA The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday its newly formed advisory group on dangerous pathogens may be "our last chance" to determine the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and and urged China to provide data from early cases. | Video

WHO says it may be 'last chance' to find COVID origins

Oct 13 2021

GENEVA (Reuters) -The World Health Organization said on Wednesday its newly formed advisory group on dangerous pathogens may be "our last chance" to determine the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and urged China to provide data from early cases. | Video

UPDATE 2-WHO says it may be 'last chance' to find COVID origins

Oct 13 2021

* Calls for China to cooperate, provide early data from Wuhan

WHO donors seek deeper probe into Congo sexual abuse - diplomats

Oct 13 2021

GENEVA Major Western donors have pressed the World Health Organization to launch a deeper external probe demanding how a major sexual abuse scandal in the Democratic Republic of Congo involving its staff was allowed to happen, diplomats told Reuters.

WHO advises additional COVID shot for immunocompromised people

Oct 11 2021

GENEVA (Reuters) -The World Health Organization on Monday recommended that immunocompromised people be given an additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine, due to their higher risk of breakthrough infections after standard immunisation.

U.N. ends Yemen war crimes probe in defeat for Western states

Oct 08 2021

(This October 7 story has corrected first name of Dutch ambassador to Paul Bekkers not Peter Bekker in 6th paragraph)

UN rights body establishes investigator for Afghanistan

Oct 07 2021

GENEVA (Reuters) -The U.N. Human Rights Council agreed on Thursday to appoint a special rapporteur on Afghanistan to probe alleged violations committed by the Taliban and other parties to the conflict there.

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