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Ebola crisis impedes over 70,000 birth records in Liberia

More than 70,000 unregistered babies born during the deadly Ebola outbreak in Liberia will receive birth certificates thanks to a national registration drive supported by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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Ebola response mission closes although crisis not over yet

“Considerable progress” has been made in combating the deadly Ebola disease in West Africa but the UN remains steadfast in its commitment to getting to zero cases.

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Sustainable agriculture could increase yields” by up to 500 per cent”

Crop yields in Africa could be increased by up to 500 per cent if farmers use what’s been called an eco-system based or EBA approach to agriculture; that’s according to the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

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Emergency medical supplies reaching pregnant woman in Yemen

Life-saving equipment and medical supplies from the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) are arriving in Yemen to help pregnant women in the war-torn country deliver their babies safely.

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Afghan women need greater participation in the peace process

Encouraging Afghan women to join the peace process requires safer work conditions and an equal right to participate in political issues.

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Small island developing states detail peace and security woes

The big issues facing small island developing states (SIDS) were the focus of debate in the UN Security Council on Thursday.

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Nepali families unknowingly send their children to child traffickers

Lured by promises of education and health care, families affected by the earthquake in Nepal are unknowingly sending their children to facilities which exploit them.

Youths are also being lured by traffickers who offer fake opportunities to work abroad.

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Economic growth predicted at 0.5% in Latin America and Caribbean

Economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean will average out at half a per cent in 2015, according to  the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

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Thai student says language is “key to understanding different cultures”

A medical student from Thailand who’s studying at a university in China says the only way to understand another culture is through its language.

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Somali economy “growing rapidly”

Somalia’s economy is on track to grow 2.7 per cent in 2015, according to the first review of the nation’s economic well-being in 26 years.

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