Vienna recently played host to delegates from 49 states who had gathered for a UN-sponsored conference to review a 1990 treaty on conventional weapons. The special focus of the conference, which

... and also eyes, vegetation, forests, crops, buildings, statues, monuments .... The latest reports of the World Health Organisation show that our cities are becoming like throwbacks to an

Which is the most sought-after item in the bars of Beijing? Incredible, but true: it is fresh air. With pollution levels in Beijing reaching perilous heights -- the levels of some hazardous chemicals

IT IS a profoundly unhealthy world we occupy today. THE World Health Report, 1995 brought out by the World Health Organization, Geneva, reveals that about 51 million people died in 1993 worldwide:

A 12- nation African group headed by Zambia and Namibia is gunning for Hiroshi Nakajima, the World Health Organization (WHO) chief. Nakajima has offended the Africans by allegedly making some

The Caribbean region has been warned by a dengue fever alert issued by the Pan American Health Organisation. Although dengue fever is endemic to the region, so far the periodic outbreaks have

A World Health Organisation's (WHO) recent B Programme report has warned the world community of tuberculosis epidemic. The annual global death toll from TB could rise to 4 million by AD

The British government's volte face on the ban on advertising breast milk substitutes has triggered alarm in medical circles. On March 1, the government tabled before Parliament a watered down

First classified as a disease in 1981, aids still threatens the mankind, as World AIDS Day was being observed on December 1, 1994. Despite colossal funds being diverted to aids research, till now

The Nepali government has finally admitted that the state-run Himal cement factory in Kathmandu is a major polluter. The factory will now be fitted with pulse jet filters and filter bags to trap the