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Each year, cancer affects about 215 thousand children under the age of 15 years. Another 85 thousand cases of cancer are detected in adolescents from 15 to 19 years. This data was published by the International agency for research on cancer, whose experts argue that most types of childhood cancer can be cured.

2019 is a critical year, the “last chance” for the international community to take effective action on climate change, General Assembly President Maria Espinosa said on Thursday, during a briefing to announce the UN’s roadmap to the Climate Summit in September.

The UN-brokered agreement between Athens and Skopje to formally recognize the “Republic of North Macedonia”, is a welcome, “historical” step that should be supported by regional and international Member States, António Guterres has announced.

Unemployment is down globally but workers’ conditions have not improved, the UN said on Wednesday, warning that some businesses driven by new technology “threaten to undermine” hard-won social gains of recent decades.

More than one billion 12 to 35-year-olds, risk irreversible hearing loss from exposure to loud sounds such as music played on their smartphone, UN health experts said on Tuesday, unveiling new guidelines to help address the problem.

Radio is the mass medium reaching the widest audience in the world. It is specifically suited to reach remote communities and vulnerable people: the illiterate, the disabled, women, youth and the poor, while offering a platform to intervene in the public debate, irrespective of people’s educational level. Furthermore, radio has a strong and specific role in emergency communication and disaster relief.

Science and gender equality are integral elements in the process of achieving the development goals, including those set out in the 2030 agenda for sustainable development. Over the past 15 years, the world community has made significant strides in engaging women and girls in science. Every year since 2016, according to the UN decision, the International Day of Women and Girls in science is celebrated on February 11.

Young female African coders are “on the front-line” of the battle to change traditionally male power relations and bring about a more equitable balance between men and women, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said during his visit to Ethiopia to attend the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa.