In a fresh initiative
against the menace of
AIDS, the UN has
launched a new US $140
million programme -
the United Nations
Programme on AIDS. It will brin4 together
6 preinier UN agencies to7 provide
globally relevant policies on HIV/AIDS,
help fill key research gaps and provide
technical support to countries, especially
in the developing world.
Cigarettes will be off-limits in most parts of the UN building in New York from now on. A city law which bans smoking in all office buildings did not apply to the UN head- quarters"hich is treated as international territory. But as the organisation turns 50, its officials have decided that it is time they began practicing what they preached. A recently released 25-page report says that the'hew provisions against smoking would takAffect from October 24.
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