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Yemen conflict: 'Fragile hopes rise, as violence decreases and life-saving humanitarian funds rise There are small signs of hope for Yemeni civilians caught up in fighting, following a reduction in violence, coupled with a 20 per cent increase in funding for the UNs humanitarian response, the Security Council heard on Thursday.
UN News Centre | Oct 17, 2019 7:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Record-high number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan: UN Report Afghanistan has seen record-high levels of civilian casualties in the third quarter of 2019, stemming mainly from the violence between rival political party supporters, the UN Assistance Mission in the country(UNAMA)revealed in areportpublished Thursday,
UN News Centre | Oct 17, 2019 7:21 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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New labour laws in Qatar benefiting migrant workers a momentous step forward: ILO New legislation in Qatar which will allow foreign workers to freely change jobs and leave the country without the approval of their employers, has been praised by the International Labour Organization (ILO) as a momentous step forward in upholding the rig
UN News Centre | Oct 17, 2019 5:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Venezuela, Poland and Sudan amongst 14 new Human Rights Council members 14 new members were elected to the Human Rights Council on Thursday, following a secret ballot held in the General Assembly Hall in New York.
UN News Centre | Oct 17, 2019 5:02 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Tuberculosis infections declining, but not fast enough among poor, marginalised: UN health agency A staggering 1.5 million people died from tuberculosis (TB) last year, the UN health agency said on Thursday, in an appeal for far greater funding and political support to eradicate the curable and preventable disease.
UN News Centre | Oct 17, 2019 3:35 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Ending extreme poverty crucial to sustainable future for all: UN chief A sustainable future for all is unlikely unless globalization benefits all children, their families and communities, UN Secretary-General Antnio Guterres said in his message for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, on Friday.
UN News Centre | Oct 17, 2019 04:25 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Wednesdays Daily Brief: Soaring obesity rates, sustainable development funding alliance, new UN office to support Haiti A recap of Wednesdays main stories: Poor global diets triggering obesity; cancer incidents expected to rise indicates new 'atlas'; CEOs join UN to tackle SDG funding; New UN Mission launches in Haiti; to blend better into Big Apple life, NYC restaurant gi
UN News Centre | Oct 16, 2019 9:29 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Business leaders join UN to rev up sustainable development investments In a bid to scale upinvestmentefforts to reach sustainable development targets, theSecretary-General onWednesday convenedthe first meetingofa newUN-backed corporatealliance to discussplans for spending onsustainability, likely to be in the trillions of do
UN News Centre | Oct 16, 2019 8:29 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Ingredients for a new life: how cooking helps refugees and migrants blend in On a Friday afternoon, in a small restaurant kitchen in the New York borough of Brooklyn, head chef Alexander Harris is giving instructions to his attentive team, preparing them for the busy evening ahead. So far, the tables are empty, but the small, popu
UN News Centre | Oct 16, 2019 8:21 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Obesity rates soar due to dramatic global diet shift, says UN food agency Eating food high in starch, sugar, fats and salt; combined with a sedentary lifestyle, is a recipe for soaring global obesity rates, even in countries where many still suffer from hunger. On World Food Day, which falls on Wednesday, the UNs food agency, F
UN News Centre | Oct 16, 2019 3:32 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend