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Scaling up access to family planning on World Population Day

A groundbreaking meeting underway in London on Wednesday aims to support women's and girls’ right to choose whether, when and how many children they will have.

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ILO warns 22 million could lose their jobs in Europe

Unemployment in the Eurozone could reach almost 22 million over the next four years, says a new report from the International Labour Organization.

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An economist provides food for thought in new book on eating well

What’s for lunch?

For Tyler Cowen, an American economist, blogger and author of the new book ‘An Economist Gets Lunch,’ the combination special at the local fast food restaurant is probably not on the menu.

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Improving the effectiveness of the aid dollar

Many years ago, donor countries came to the conclusion that aid dollars were not generating the kind of results that the donors and recipients were looking for, says Talaat Abdel-Malek, Chairman of the Working Party on Aid Effectiveness.

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Kofi Annan wants Iran to play a role in ending Syrian conflict

Iran needs to be part of the solution when it comes to ending the conflict in Syria, according to Joint United Nations-Arab League Special Envoy Kofi Annan.

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UN expert on children and armed conflict welcomes landmark ICC verdict

The guilty verdict against Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga for recruiting child soldiers to fight in his rebel group a decade ago has been hailed as a very important decision by the UN expert leading the fight against such practice.

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Hand, foot and mouth disease kills more than 50 children in Cambodia

The mystery illness that has killed at least 52 children in Cambodia since April has been diagnosed as hand, foot and mouth disease ,according to the World Health Organization.

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South Sudan celebrates its first anniversary with a commitment to peace and prosperity

Celebrations were held on 9 July at the John Garang Mausoleum to mark the first year anniversary of South Sudan’s Independence.

President Salva Kiir and Chief Guest Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni have arrived at the grounds.

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State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture report

Sustainable fisheries and aquaculture play a crucial role in food and nutrition security and in providing for the livelihoods of millions of people.

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Corruption: A threat to sustainable development: ECOSOC

Fighting corruption must be a priority for governments. That was the message at a high level forum held Monday by the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

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