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“Exotic” strain of foot and mouth disease kills animals in Egypt


An outbreak of a new strain of foot and mouth disease in Egypt is threatening food security in North Africa and the Middle East.

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Infopoverty World Conference links development and technological innovation

Can technological innovation help fight poverty?

That’s the question being asked at the two-day Infopoverty World Conference underway at UN Headquarters.

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Security Council delivers “strong and united” statement on Syria.

The Security Council has sent what it describes as a “strong and united message” to help end the deadly year-long crisis in Syria.

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Elimination of Racial Discrimination Day focuses on racism and conflict

The problem of racism and conflict is under the spotlight as the United Nations observes the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on 21st March.

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Afghanistan on the path to transition

  Jan Kubis heads the UN mission in Afghanistan

Afghanistan will soon begin a period of transition and transformation.

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World moves from ignorance and fear to progress and understanding 30 years after HIV

The HIV/AIDS pandemic is now in its fourth decade since it was first diagnosed. Major milestones have been made in the prevention, control and the treatment of the disease.

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Secretary-General details challenges and opportunities of peacekeeping to Indonesia

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is visiting four countries in Asia.

At a training centre for peacekeepers in Indonesia, Mr. Ban gave a lecture on the challenges and opportunities the country and region face when it comes to peacekeeping.

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UNEP forum calls for action on E-waste

Eighteen African states, the UN, the private sector and other groups have agreed on a set of priority actions to better manage electronic waste – or ewaste - in Africa.

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How to Avoid Natural Resources Pitfalls

Over the last few years, many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have benefited from the rise in commodity prices.

But being wealthy in natural resources brings its own problems such as reducing competitiveness by raising exchange rates or a narrow tax base and increasing volatility.

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Human Rights Council debates occupied Palestinian territories


Israel is being urged to stop using deadly attacks against Palestinian civilians.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay is also calling for an end to the firing of projectiles from Gaza into Israel.

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