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Children in countries facing famine threatened by lack of water, sanitation — UN agency In African and Middle Eastern countries facing famine, unsafe water is as dangerous for severely malnourished children as lack of food, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today warned, noting that nearly 27 million people are at risk in northe
UN News Centre | Mar 29, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN chief confirms the remains found in DRC those of the two missing experts United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has confirmed the deaths of Michael Sharp and Zaida Catalan, two members of the Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo who had been missing since 12 March, and vowed that the Organizatio
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Medicines should help, not harm, says UN health agency launching global patient safety 'challenge' Underlining that medicines should fulfil their real purpose – help people, not harm them – the United Nations health agency today launched a world-wide 'Challenge' that that seeks to reduce severe, avoidable medication-associated damage ac
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Pro-poor urbanization, sustainable infrastructure can unlock Asia-Pacific's prosperity — UN Some 400 million people in Asia and the Pacific still confront poverty as part of their daily lives due to widening income inequality, despite the region's impressive gains in reducing poverty in recent decades, a United Nations-backed report has found
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UN health agency highlights importance of measles vaccine amid Europe outbreak Hundreds of measles cases have been reported in Europe – where the disease was believed to be nearing elimination – leading the United Nations health agency to urge families to vaccinate their children and for national authorities to take urgent
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In special address, Chile's President spotlights efficacy of UN Human Rights Council Addressing a special meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Chilean President today stressed the importance of multilateralism and the work of the 47-member body.
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In Jordan, UN chief urges region's leaders to shape 'new Arab world' able to address differences through cooperation Addressing the League of Arab States Summit in Jordan today, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres highlighted the importance of unity among the countries in the region to confront the challenges it is facing.
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David Beasley of United States appointed as head of UN emergency food agency The United Nations today announced the appointment of David Beasley of the United States as the Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), which delivers emergency food assistance around the world and works with communities to improve nutrit
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Mobile solutions to empower, educate refugees and displaced persons take spotlight at UN forum Several initiatives to improve learning through mobile technologies were presented during the Mobile Learning Week 2017, a recently-concluded five-day event held at the Paris headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organiza
UN News Centre | Mar 28, 2017 9:35 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In Senegal, UN General Assembly President calls for sustainable management of marine resources Visiting a traditional fishing community in Senegal, the President of the United Nations General Assembly has called on the countries in the region to prioritize conserving and sustainably managing their marine resources.
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