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Nations urged to “change tact” in war on drugs

Sir Richard Branson, English business magnate, best known as the founder and chairman of Virgin Group has joined forces with the Global Commission on Drug Policy and the International Drug Policy Consortium to urge drug policy reforms at the national and local levels.

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UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom visits South Africa

Since 2009, British actor Orlando Bloom has used his status as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador to speak out on child rights issues.

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UN ready to help typhoon-hit Philippines: Ban Ki-moon

More than 500 people are reported to have been killed and hundreds more are missing after Typhoon Bopha devastated parts of southern Philippines.

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ILO reports slow growth in global wages

The economic and financial crisis has had a strong impact on wages and, by extension, workers.

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International conference on radiation protection in Medicine discusses radiation exposure

The benefits to mankind from the medical use of ionizing radiation are being discussed at an International Conference on Radiation Protection taking place in Bonn, Germany.

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Invest in farmers to end poverty and hunger: FAO

The more than one billion farmers worldwide should be at the centre of investments in the agricultural sector, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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Historic convention protecting IDPs comes into effect

A historic convention that protects internally displaced persons in Africa came into effect on Thursday 6 December.

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New website links Ghanaian Diaspora to Ghana

A website has been launched this week to create links between the three million Ghanaians living abroad and their country’s development.

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Study calls for greater action to monitor trade in python skins

Striking colours and naturally occurring patterns have made snakeskin accessories a perennial favourite among the fashionable set.

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Volunteers show “the spirit of compassion we need”: Ban Ki-Moon

“Celebrate volunteering!” is the theme of this year’s International Volunteer Day.

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