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World Bank warns of rising problem of garbage treatment in cities

The amount of garbage generated by cities worldwide will outpace the rate of urbanization over the next 13 years, according to the World Bank.

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Untreatable gonorrhoea is a health threat

Gonorrhoea, a sexually transmitted disease is becoming a serious threat to health as available anti-biotics to treat it are no longer effective.

This warning has come from the World Health Organization (WHO) in a report released on Wednesday.

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Qatar concert honours work of UN in support of women

A cultural event featuring the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra is taking place in the UN General Assembly Hall on Wednesday evening.

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Job creation is key to overcoming global economic crisis

 

What is needed to put people back to work and revive lacklustre economies?

The International Organsation of Employers, says it’s a combination of things, including new jobs, fewer government regulations and incentives to invest.

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UN given access to deliver humanitarian aid in Syria

United Nations agencies have been given the green light to begin delivering humanitarian assistance in Syria.

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Sudanese refugees flow into South Sudan’s Upper Nile State

Thousands of refugees from Sudan have massed at a border area in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State, according to the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR).

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Displaced people in Somaliland get permanent homes

Twenty years ago thousands fled Somaliland into neighbouring countries.

Today peace has returned to this corner of war-torn Somalia, bringing many refugees and displaced back home.

Most initially return to makeshift camps and continue to live as displaced people.

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Prisoners in South Sudan learn to sew

A sewing project has been started in Juba Maximum Prison where some of South Sudan’s worst offenders are imprisoned.

The prison which has tall walls with barbed wire at the top, houses both males and females.

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“Green Passport” initiative comes to Rio

Even if you have a national passport, the UN Environment Programme, UNEP, and Brazil are encouraging all who visit Rio de Janeiro these days to get a “Green Passport”.

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ILO concerned about shrinking space for workers in occupied Arab territories

The expansion of Israeli settlements and the realities of occupation have created a precarious and worrying situation for workers in the occupied Arab territories.

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