Global disparity in access to essential vaccines, says WHO report

Limited supply and unequal vaccine distribution means that lower-income countries consistently struggle to access essential inoculations in demand by wealthier countries, according to the latest Global Vaccine Market Report, released on Wednesday by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Rights expert urges Saudi authorities to allow family to access jailed activist

The family and lawyers of a jailed Saudi activist, who reportedly is being held incommunicado, must be granted immediate access to him, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Mary Lawlor, said on Wednesday. 

Young people reconsidering parenthood due to climate change, UNICEF poll reveals

Climate change is forcing nearly half of young Africans to rethink their plans to have children someday, a global poll conducted by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has revealed, underlining their uncertainty about the future of a planet in crisis.