PRESS RELEASE: WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY: DIGNITY IN MENTAL HEALTH-PSYCHOLOGICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID FOR ALL

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Thousands of people with mental health conditions around the world are deprived of their human rights. They are not only discriminated against, stigmatised and marginalised but are also subject to emotional and physical abuse in both mental health facilities and the community. Poor quality care due to a lack of qualified health professionals and dilapidated facilities leads to further violations.

PRESS RELEASE: INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR DISASTER REDUCTION: LIVE TO TELL: RAISING AWARENESS, REDUCING MORTALITY

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Worldwide, women and children are up to 14 times more likely than men to die in a disaster and roughly 60% of preventable maternal deaths and 53% of preventable under-5 deaths take place in conflict and disaster settings. Other groups affected disproportionately include persons living with disabilities, older persons and indigenous people.

PRESS RELEASE: INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ERADICATION OF POVERTY: ‘MOVING FROM HUMILIATION AND EXCLUSION TO PARTICIPATION: ENDING POVERTY IN ALL ITS FORMS

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Poverty is a complex reality, but it is not inevitable. It is universal issue impacting all countries from the South to the North causing misery, especially to women and girls. While further weakening those who are already affected, factors, such as conflicts, climate change, economic and financial crises, create new poor people in every society.

PRESS RELEASE: UNITED NATIONS DAY

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The United Nations, as an inter-governmental organisation, is well known to everyone around the world. They participate and organise activities as well as provide assistance in times of disaster, armed conflicts and other required emergency situations.