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SUNS # 8916 Tuesday 28 May 2019

WHO : Consensus on transparency resolution still elusive (PRIV)
(Heba Wanis and K M Gopakumar, Geneva)
World Health Organization (WHO) Member States continue to strive for consensus on the transparency resolution initiated by Italy and by now co-sponsored by Egypt , Greece, Italy, Malaysia, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, T urkey, India, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Eswatini, Russia, Andorra and Luxembourg.

WHO : Stepping up antimicrobial resistance action (PRIV)
(Heba Wanis, Geneva)
Member States at the 72nd World Health Assembly adopted a resolution on antimicrobial resistance (AMR), reiteratin g their commitment to urgently address AMR in recognition of the emerging pub lic health threat of the loss of treatment options.

United Nations : The time is now - end sexual and gender-based violence (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
It's time to end sexual and gender-based violence once and for all, participants of a two-day conferenc e said.

Zambia : Report reveals mounting pressure on environmental resources (PRIV)
(IPS, Lusaka)
There is a strong link between provision of basic social services and the use of natural resources in a co untry. Thus, with increased population comes additional pressure on natural resour ces.

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