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World News in Brief: Pandemic treaty in jeopardy, historic IOM appeal, ‘enormous obstacles’ facing Iran’s lawyers

The head of the UN health agency raised concerns on Monday that the draft of a global agreement to head off a future pandemic, may not be finalized by May this year, as previously agreed.

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WHO: Investments and myth-busting to improve hearing

Over 400 million people globally need hearing aids, a study by the World Health Organization (WHO) reveals, but only 20 per cent get them due to lack of financial and human resources, as well as stigma.

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World News in Brief: Another month of extreme heat, Sudan exodus continues into Chad, Zero Discrimination Day

February saw more extreme heat and unusually high temperatures in both hemispheres, the UN weather agency (WMO) said on Friday.

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Senior officials call for action and solutions at UN Environment Assembly

Leaders attending a major UN environmental conference in Nairobi must drive forward solutions to combat climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday.

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