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US$8m appeal to help farmers in Nepal

An appeal is being made by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to support farmers in Nepal following the devastating earthquake which struck the country on Saturday.

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UNICEF issues "wake-up call" to industrialised nations on child rights

Child rights experts issued a “wake-up call” to UN member states on Thursday after announcing that more than half of industrialised nations have inadequate strategies to teach youngsters about human rights at school.

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“Political will” needed to stop US$23bn illegal wildlife trade

Political will is needed to stop the illegal trafficking in wildlife in Africa according to the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP.

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Freedom of jazz brings tolerance

The freedom that jazz music engenders can play an important role in promoting tolerance around the world.

That’s according to drummer, Marko Djordjevic, who was performing at the United Nations on International Jazz Day.

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Journalism needs to be protected, says CNN's Christiane Amanpour

At a time when so many reporters are imprisoned, injured or killed, renowned journalist Christiane Amanpour is calling on the international community to say this cannot continue with impunity.

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Rapid growth of Kathmandu contributed to earthquake disaster

The rapid growth of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, has contributed to the massive scale of the earthquake disaster in the city, according to the head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, UNISDR.

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Somalia exports record 5 million animals to Gulf

Somalia exported a record five million head of livestock to Gulf markets in 2014, the highest number in the past 20 years, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization.

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Women’s political participation boosted in rural China

Women’s political participation is a fundamental prerequisite for gender equality in Asia and across the world, according to the UN body dedicated to women’s empowerment.

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Rwandan peacekeepers “prepared for fighting” in Darfur

Rwandan peacekeepers stationed in the Sudanese region of Darfur are “prepared for fighting” according to the Chief of Defence Staff of the Rwandan Defence Forces, RDF.

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Women to train, run, win and lead in Trinidad & Tobago

Women in Trinidad & Tobago are being encouraged to “run, win and lead” in local government politics.

The overall portion of women winning seats as councillors edged up from 29 to 31 per cent after the previous election in 2010.

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