1-in-4 pregnancies unplanned, 2/3 of women foregoing contraceptives – Study

Извор: WUNRN - 28.10.2019


Around two-thirds of sexually active women surveyed in a new Ustudy indicated that although they wished to avoid or postpone having children, they had stopped relying on contraception out of concern for how it was affecting their health. As a result, around a quarter of all pregnancies are unplanned. 

Research Study: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0010782419304305?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0218187


Trends in maternal mortality 2000 to 2017

Извор: WUNRN - 25.10.2019

This report presents internationally comparable global, regional and country-level estimates and trends for maternal mortality between 2000 and 2017. The Sustainable Development Goals, launched in 2015, include a target for reducing the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births by 2030. The data in this report show that the world remains off-track in efforts to achieve this important and globally agreed objective.

Accurate measurement of maternal mortality remains challenging and many deaths still go uncounted. Many countries still lack well-functioning civil registration and vital statistics systems, and where such systems do exist, reporting errors – whether incompleteness (unregistered deaths, also known as “missing”) or misclassification of cause of death – continue to pose a major challenge to data accuracy.


Dignified Menstruation Day, December 8

Извор: WUNRN - 25.10.2019

Important Inclusion in the 2019 16 Days Campaign on Violence Against Women

Dignified Menstruation Advocacy Fact Guide Is Attached.

By Radha Paudel - October 20, 2019

Menstrual Practice Is an Underlying Cause for VAW, GBV

It is clear that girls, women, who menstruate regardless of caste, class, race, education, religion, nationality are subject to various forms of visible violence due to the invisible violence sustained by deep ignorance on menstruation, biases on menstruation as a “women’s issue” or a “private issue”, and global silence due to stigma and shame. 


End human rights abuses of older people with disabilities – UN expert

Извор: WUNRN - 24.10.2019

NEW YORK (21 October 2019) – Millions of people around the world are being denied autonomy, face discrimination and are being left behind simply because they have a disability and are elderly, says UN expert Catalina Devandas.

“The human rights of older people with disabilities are not being respected. They are often considered as a burden and their lives are no longer thought of as having any value,” said Devandas, the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, presenting a report to the UN General Assembly.

“Institutionalisation and coercion of older people with disabilities has become normalised because of lack of adequate support. States must take action to counter social misperceptions of older people with disabilities by providing human rights-based responses.


Public health at the centre of a sustainable future

Извор: Светска здравствена организација - Европа - 23.10.2019

Commitment to public health and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as ongoing and future cooperation between WHO and the Russian Federation, were centre stage as WHO Regional Director for Europe ad interim, Dr Piroska Östlin, attended the Third All-Russian Forum on Public Health and the NCD Investment Case Forum last week.


Parliaments urged to help deliver universal health coverage by 2030

Извор: Светска здравствена организација - Европа - 23.10.2019

Parliaments are being called upon to take all legal and policy measures to achieve universal health coverage (UHC) by 2030, following a resolution adopted by the 141st Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Belgrade, Serbia.



One in three children is not growing well because of malnutrition

Извор: WUNRN - 23.10.2019

In many countries, and even within households, these forms of child malnutrition – undernutrition, hidden hunger, and overweight – can co-exist.

Direct Link to Full 253-Page 2019 UNICEF Report


General Assembly Elects 14 Member States to the UN Human Rights Council

Извор: WUNRN - 18.10.2019

October 17, 2019 - The UN General Assembly today elected 14 States to the Human Rights Council, the United Nations body responsible for promoting and protecting all human rights around the globe.

By secret ballot, the Assembly elected Armenia, Brazil, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Libya, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Namibia, Netherlands, Poland, Republic of Korea, Sudan and Venezuela.  All 14 members will serve three-year terms beginning on 1 January 2020.

The newly elected States are replacing the following outgoing members:  China, Croatia, Cuba, Egypt, Hungary, Iceland, Iraq, Japan, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Tunisia and the United Kingdom.  In accordance with Assembly resolution 60/251, those Member States were eligible for immediate re-election except delegations which had already served two consecutive terms — China, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and the United Kingdom.


Challenges & of zero hunger - Gender

Извор: WUNRN - 17.10.2019

Credit: Mallika Aryal/IPS

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 4 2019 (IPS)- Enough food is produced today to feed everyone on the planet, but hunger is on the rise in some parts of the world, and some 821 million people are considered to be “chronically undernourished”. What steps are being taken to ensure that everyone, worldwide, receives sufficient food?

Thanks to rapid economic growth, and increased agricultural productivity over the last two decades, the number of people in the world who aren’t getting enough to eat has dropped by almost a half, with regions such as Central and East Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean making great strides in eradicating extreme hunger. However, that’s against a background of the global population rising by nearly two billion.


World Health Day – October 16

Извор: WUNRN - 17.10.2019

Health services must integrate a stronger focus on ensuring optimum nutrition at each stage of a person’s life, according to a new report released by the World Health Organization (WHO). It is  estimated that the right investment in nutrition could save 3.7 million lives by 2025[1]

Direct Link to Full 211-Page WHO Publication:



World Food Day – October 16

Извор: WUNRN - 15.10.2019

UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food – Website:


Direct Link to Full 24-Page SR Food Report  to the UN General Assembly 2019:



ILO Convention on Violence & Harassment

Извор: WUNRN - 15.10.2019



By Shauna Olney, Chief, Gender, Equality and Diversity Branch, ILO

For the first time violence and harassment in the world of work are covered in new international labour standards, adopted at the Centenary International Labour Conference and now open for ratification by ILO member States.



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