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At Rio+20, Dubai girl calls on youth to bring about ‘The Future We Want’

 

Roughly six inches of top soil separates humanity from extinction, according to the UN agency which works to protect this resource.

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ITU names Geena Davis Special Envoy for Women and Girls

The Academy Award winning actress and advocate Geena Davis has been appointed the Special Envoy for Women and Girls, for the UN’s International Telecommunication Union.

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Farmers in Bangladesh get help from IFAD

With 140 million people, Bangladesh is one of the world's densest populated nations and also one of the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, says the World Bank.

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Girl Guides and Girl Scouts at the Rio+20 conference

A delegation of 24 young women from 15 different countries is in Brazil to represent the Girl Guides and Girl Scouts organizations, at the UN’s conference on sustainable development, known as Rio+20.

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Encouraging more mothers in Chad to breastfeed

An effort is underway in Chad to convince mothers of the importance of breastfeeding.

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Clean and affordable energy essential for sustainable development

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) works to apply nuclear technology in four of the seven areas identified as priorities for the UN conference on Sustainable Development or Rio+20: energy, food, water and oceans.

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Population Award, institutional category, goes to Malaysian family planning organization

Each year, the UN Population Award is given to an individual(s) and/or institution(s) in recognition of outstanding contributions to increasing the awareness of population questions and to their solution.

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Iraq: One woman's quest for justice

Noor is a young woman from Iraq with virtually no legal rights in a country still struggling with the legacy of Saddam Hussein's 24-year dictatorship.

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Special Envoy proposes establishing contact group for Syria

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said there is a danger that the crisis in Syria can quickly go from a tipping point to a breaking point.

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Diarrhoea and pneumonia kill over 2 million children each year

Scaling up prevention measures against pneumonia and diarrhoea could save the lives of more than two million children a year, according to a new report from the UN children’s fund (UNICEF).

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