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“Bioeconomy” for world’s growing energy, natural resources demands

As the global demand for food, raw materials and energy grows, a UN food security expert is calling for a new economic and industrial model.

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Rise of poverty in worst-hit Ebola countries “worrying”

An increase in levels of poverty in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone because of the Ebola virus outbreak is “worrying”, a World Bank Group official has warned.

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Indian peacekeepers boost livestock health in South Sudan

Veterinary camps run by Indian peacekeepers in South Sudan are helping to keep livestock in the country healthy.

A camp recently opened in Wau town where the pastoralist Shiluk community can have their cattle dewormed and treated for diseases, as well as receive feeding supplements.

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Global economy to improve “marginally” in 2015

Global economic growth is forecast to increase marginally over the next two years, according to the UN World Economic Situation and Prospects 2015 (WESP) report, launched on Monday.

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Peace and security promoted through inclusive development

The development of nations across the world which includes all people is central to the maintenance of international peace and security, the UN Security Council was told on Monday.

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Global economy faces new uncertainties

Plunging oil prices, fighting in Ukraine, ebola and deflation: a selection of problems that weighed heavily on the world’s economy in 2014.

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Non-communicable disease deaths at "epidemic levels"

Deaths from common illnesses known as non-communicable diseases are said to be at epidemic levels, World Health Organization has warned.

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Jobless to increase by 3 million this year, says ILO

The global unemployment rate is expected to increase by 3 million this year, according to a report  issued by the International Labour Organization (ILO) on Tuesday.

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Situation in northern Nigeria “dramatic” says UN special envoy

The situation in the north of Nigeria has been described as “dramatic” by a senior UN official as the country struggles to contain increasing levels of violence.

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Alleged crimes in Gaza to be investigated by International Court

Crimes allegedly carried out by Israel and Palestinian factions during a conflict in the Gaza Strip last year are to be investigated by the UN-backed International Criminal Court (ICC).

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