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Road Injuries Leading Cause of Death for the Young

Latest statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO reveal that 1.35 million people die on the roads each year, while road traffic injuries are now the leading cause of death among young people, according to new statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO).

SOP newswire3UN Condemns Repression and Retaliation in Nicaragua - The United Nations on Wednesday called for urgent action to address the human rights crisis in Nicaragua, where "repression and retaliation against demonstrators continue ... as the world looks away."
SOP newswire3Syria: UN Warns Idlib Offensive May Sset Off Humanitarian Catastrophe - United Nations Secretary-General Guterres on Wednesday expressed deep concern over the growing risk of a humanitarian catastrophe should a full-scale military operation take place in Syrias war-battered Idlib province.
SOP newswire3UN: Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Critical to Global Collective Security - Every effort should be made to bring a global treaty into force that prevents more countries from developing nuclear weapons, UN Secretary-General Guterres has said.
SOP newswire3U.S.-India Meeting Seeks to Deepen Cooperation - Next weeks "two-plus-two" meeting of defense and diplomatic leaders in New Delhi will seek to deepen cooperation between India and the United States and bolster programs and policies to maintain the free and independent Indo-Pacific region that has been in place since World War II.
SOP newswire3All Sides in Yemen Conflict Guilty of War Crimes - Parties on both sides of the conflict in Yemen have perpetrated - and continue to perpetrate - possible war crimes and other violations with a "total disregard" for the suffering of millions of civilians, United Nations-appointed human rights investigators said on Tuesday.
SOP newswire3Coalition Strikes Continue Against ISIS Targets in Iraq, Syria - Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continue to pursue the lasting defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in designated parts of Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
SOP newswire3Okinawa Marines Test Future of Wireless Communications - Marines with 7th Communication Battalion, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, conducted field testing of a new free space optics system here Aug. 21.
SOP newswire3NATO Names Canadian General to Head Iraq Mission - Maj. Gen. Dany Fortin of the Canadian army will lead the new NATO mission in Iraq.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Attack That Leaves One Blue Helmet Dead in Central African Republic - Secretary-General Guterres has condemned the attack on 23 August by presumed anti-Balaka elements on the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) in which one peacekeeper from Burundi was killed.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Saudi Air Strike That Killed Dozens in Yemen - The UN humanitarian chief, Mark Lowcock, and the head of the UN Childrens Fund (UNICEF), Henrietta Fore, have condemned the deadly air strike in Hudaydah governorate, in western Yemen, that killed at least 26 children and four women on Thursday.
SOP newswire3UN: Rohingya Emergency One Year On - Significant progress has been made in protecting hundreds of thousands Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh in the 12 months since they fled violence in Myanmar, but lives "will once again be at risk" if funding is not urgently secured, UN officials said on Friday.
SOP newswire3Nigerien Air Base 201 Sharpens Community Ties - U.S. Africa Command continues to work by, with and through its host nation partners to promote peace and stability.
SOP newswire3UN: Finding Global Solutions for Global Problems - The 67th United Nations Department of Public Information/Non-Governmental Organization (DPI/NGO) Conference kicked off today at UN Headquarters in New York, with speeches affirming the importance of multilateralism, closer partnerships between the UN and civil society, and the role that young people have to play.
SOP newswire3UN Remembers Kofi Annan - Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan was remembered on Wednesday as the embodiment of the global Organization that works to improve the lives of men and women worldwide.
SOP newswire3Afghanistan Peace Process Shows Promise - The peace process in Afghanistan has shown progress since the first cease-fire in 17 years took place in June, the commander of NATOs Resolute Support mission and U.S. forces in Afghanistan told Pentagon reporters today.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Boko Haram Attack - The recent killing of villagers in Nigerias Borno State has been condemned by the UN Secretary-General.
SOP newswire3UN Welcomes Afghan Government Announcement of Eid Holiday Ceasefire - After a surge in hostilities in Afghanistan over the past weeks, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomed on Monday the Governments announcement of a conditional ceasefire for the Eid al-Adha holiday and called on warring parties to use this "momentum" to put an end to the conflict.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Welcomes Event Reuniting Families on the Korean Peninsula - The decision to allow scores of people from South Korea to reunite with their relatives north of the border has been welcomed by the UN Secretary-General.
SOP newswire3Operation Roundup Continues to Target ISIS Remnants - Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continue to pursue the lasting defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in designated parts of Syria and Iraq, task force officials reported today.
SOP newswire3Mattis Impressed With Colombian Progress, Concerned About Venezuela - Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said he came away from Colombia impressed by the progress he witnessed there, but that hes concerned about the unrest in neighboring Venezuela.
SOP newswire3Military Aircraft Crash in Iraq Highlights Dangers Troops Face Each Day - Yesterdays military aircraft crash in Iraq highlights the dangers service members face every day, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Robert Manning III told reporters today.
SOP newswire3UN Mourns Death of Former Secretary-General Kofi Annan - The United Nations is mourning the death of former Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who passed away peacefully after a short illness, according to a statement published on his official Twitter account on Saturday. The renowned Ghanain diplomat was 80 years old.
SOP newswire3Mattis Thanks Colombian Officials for Denouncing Undemocratic Actions - Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with Colombias defense minister yesterday in Bogota to reaffirm the long-standing defense relationship between the United States and Colombia, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said.
SOP newswire3Possible Exploitation of Workers Hired to Clean Up Toxic Japanese Nuclear Plant - A group of United Nations rights experts are urging the Japanese government to urgently protect tens of thousands or workers hired to help decontaminate the Fukushima nuclear plant, who are reportedly being exploited and exposed to toxic nuclear radiation.
SOP newswire3U.S., Argentina Agree to Strengthen Military Relationship - The United States and Argentina are in basic agreement about the security situation in South America, and the countries are looking to increase military-to-military ties, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said today.
SOP newswire3UN Calls on Russia to Release Ukrainian Film-maker - A Ukrainian film-maker whose outspoken criticism of Russias continued annexation of Crimea has landed him in jail, prompted United Nations human rights experts to call on Russian authorities for his immediate and unconditional release on Wednesday.
SOP newswire3Afghanistan: UN Condemns Suffering of Civilians in Ghazni - With the death toll rising after days of intense fighting for the Afghan city of Ghazni, south-west of Kabul, the Head of the United Nations mission in the country (UNAMA) said on Wednesday that the situation was "unacceptable" and called on warring parties to lay down their arms and seek a political solution to the conflict.
SOP newswire3UN Welcomes Re-opening of Key Gaza border Crossing - The decision by Israel to reopen the only functional commercial crossing point into Gaza which has been closed to most deliveries for weeks, has been welcomed by the United Nations Secretary-General.
SOP newswire3Civilian Contractors Receive Medal of Valor for Actions in Afghanistan - Three retired soldiers were honored at the Pentagon yesterday for exceptional gallantry in action against an armed enemy while serving in Afghanistan as civilian contractors.
SOP newswire3Mattis Seeks to Deepen Relations with South American Partners - Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said the United States is seeking to deepen relations with hemispheric partners.
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