10 October 2018

Visit UN City on Culture Night 2018

25 September 2018- On October 12, UN City welcomes the public on Culture Night 2018. This year you can experience several activities in our green and platinum LEED-certified building, including a celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Universal Declaration was adopted at the UN General Assembly on [...]

24 September 2018

Multisectoral action to promote physical activity has increased in the EU

24 September 2018 - Results from the latest WHO study on physical activity in European Union Member States show an increase in national policy actions to promote physical activity between 2015 and 2018, particularly in programmes to increase physical activity promotion by health professionals, as well as schemes to increase physical activity among young [...]

10 September 2018

World Suicide Prevention Day – engaging communities

10 September 2018 - World Suicide Prevention Day is marked each year to draw attention to the large and avertable burden of self-harm and suicide. Based on WHO’s newly released Global Health Estimates for 2016, close to 800 000 people died by suicide in 2016, equivalent to 10.8 suicides per 100 000 population. The [...]

15 August 2018

Research demonstrates higher alcohol taxes help reduce alcohol consumption

15 August 2018 - “Tax increases may not sound the most attractive of policy options, but are the single most cost-effective way of diminishing demand and reining back consumption,” says Dr Daniel Chisholm, Programme Manager in the Division of Noncommunicable Diseases and Promoting Health through the Life-course at WHO/Europe and co-author of a new [...]

7 August 2018

World Food Programme Executive Director calls for peace and stability in Sudan

Khartoum, 7 August 2018 – The Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, today concluded a three-day visit to Sudan, his first to the country since he assumed leadership of the UN food agency in April 2017. Beasley met ministers and officials in the Government of Sudan to discuss WFP’s [...]

3 August 2018

Global Health Histories Seminar – Polio, Immunisation and Universal Health Coverage

WHO Regional Office for Europe & WHO Collaborating Centre for Global Health Histories at the University of York present Global Health Histories Seminar 110. 25 September 2018, 13.30-15.00 Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, University of York, UK In 1988 the World Health Assembly passed a resolution to eradicate polio by the year 2000, in what [...]

26 July 2018

As wildfires threaten Europe, WHO underscores health risks

25 July 2018 - As parts of the WHO European Region experience exceptionally warm and dry summer weather, several wildfires are also burning. The wildfires in the Attica region of Greece have already cost lives, and Sweden has also been battling forest fires. Together with the current high summer temperatures, these fires are posing an [...]

19 June 2018

Commemorating the impact of Semmelweis’ work on global health

19 June 2018 - The year 2018 has been designated the Ignác Semmelweis Memorial Year in Hungary. It marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of the man credited with saving more lives than any other physician in history. Semmelweis’s discoveries and achievements, including the introduction of effective handwashing protocols for medical procedures, brought [...]