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HIV: 17 million worldwide now accessing life-saving medicines

There has been an “extraordinary scale-up” in the number of people living with HIV who are now accessing life-saving medicines, according to a new UN report.

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WHO: get ready for plain packaging on tobacco

Plain packaging of tobacco products saves lives by reducing demand, and more governments should follow the lead taken by Australia by adopting the measure, UN health experts say.

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Insurance “safety net” will help guard against farming disasters

A bigger insurance “safety net” for farmers at risk of losing everything in a natural disaster is being extended by the World Food Programme (WFP).

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Indigenous community in Panama winning fight against hunger

Panama has made huge strides in reducing hunger, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reports.

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Sowing new seeds to end hunger in Central African Republic

A campaign to help around 50,000 subsistence-farming families in the Central African Republic (CAR) break out of their cycle of hunger has just got underway.

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Afghan father-son duo bike 7,000 miles for peace

A father and son cycling team from Afghanistan have biked 7,000 miles to deliver a hopeful message of peace to UN Headquarters.

They reached New York after leaving Istanbul, Turkey, completing the first leg of what they hope will be a round-the-world journey.

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With global support “peace is doable” in Darfur

“Peace is doable” in the Darfur region of Sudan with support and encouragement from the rest of the world.

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More action needed for countries to graduate from LDC group

More needs to be done to ensure the world’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs) move out of this category.

That’s according to Daniel Gay, an adviser with the Committee for Development Policy (CDP), the UN body which helps these 48 nations to understand the graduation process.

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Agriculture key to transform world’s Least Developed Countries

Agriculture is the “backbone” that will lift the world’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs) out of that category, according to a senior official from a UN agency that is working to eradicate rural poverty.

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“Graduation is not everything” for Least Developed Countries

“Graduation is not everything” when it comes to the Least Developed Countries, or LDCs, lifting themselves out of the group.

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