Archive for March 19th, 2021

19/03/2021

Ageism: Negative Stereotypes and Prejudice Towards People Based on Their Age Leads to Poorer Health, Social Isolation…

Human Wrongs Watch

Geneva, Switzerland, 18 March 2021 (WHO)* — Every second person in the world is believed to hold ageist attitudes – leading to poorer physical and mental health and reduced quality of life for older persons, costing societies billions of dollars each year, according to a new United Nations report on ageism. 

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The report released on 18 March 2021 by WHO, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), calls for urgent action to combat ageism and better measurement and reporting to expose ageism for what it is an insidious scourge on society.

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19/03/2021

Billions without Clean Water and Sanitation, a ‘Moral Failure’

Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)* — Access to water is not just about “liquid in a bottle” but instead touches on universal issues such as dignity, opportunity and equality, the UN General Assembly President on 18 March 2021 said, in opening a high-level meeting on ensuring water and sanitation are available to all.

© UNICEF/Safidy Andrianantenain | A woman in Madagascar walks for up to 14km a day to find clean water.
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