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Footballers united to end violence against women

At the beginning of the 67th session of the General Assembly , a team of top officials, staff members and ambassadors to the United Nations played in a friendly match of football in New York City against a Bolivian team headed by the country’s President, Evo Mo

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Lesotho’s rural populations in dire need of food aid

The priority now for Lesotho is to secure food aid for the most vulnerable populations, according to its Prime Minister, Motsoahae Thomas Thabane.

Recurring drought and late rains have resulted in a poor harvest and added to the already fragile situation in the country, he says.

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First-ever Wangari Maathai Award goes to Nepalese activist

A new international forestry award that honours the memory of a Kenyan environmentalist was given to a dedicated activist from Nepal on Thursday.

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Global health movement yields gains for women and children’s health

In just two years, a global movement launched by the UN Secretary General has helped garner a lot of attention and investment for women and children’s health.

‘Every Woman, Every Child’ has raked in half of the US $20 billion pledged to save 16 million lives before 2015.

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Academy Award winner focuses on youth in developing countries

Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker is concerned that some 60 percent of people in conflict areas of the world are under the age of 25.

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Secretary-General shares expectations ahead of General Assembly debate

Heads of state will once again converge on New York for the annual general debate of the United Nations General Assembly which begins on Tuesday.

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Reaffirming hope for a just world on International Day of Peace

The United Nations is calling for an end to conflict, if only for one day.

The International Day of Peace, observed on 21 September, is an opportunity to strengthen the ideals of non-violence, both within and among all nations and peoples.

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Management of chemicals a serious challenge for Africa

Chemicals are posing a serious risk to people’s lives, particularly children in Africa.

To tackle this problem, more than 500 participants from 124 countries gathered in Nairobi, Kenya this week for a five-day meeting on global chemicals management.

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Social Good Summit unites people and technology to change the world

New media and technology are changing the way people communicate, but they can also help change the world for the better.

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Crimes against the child a major focus of Security Council in September

Germany assumed the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council in September with a view to focus on three particular issues – children and armed conflict, the Arab world and Afghanistan.

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