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Five million people in Yemen don’t have enough food

Five million people in Yemen are not able to produce or buy the food they need, according to preliminary results of a survey conducted in November and December last year.

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Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink

While more than half of the world is made of water, inequities exist that limit access for millions of people around the world.

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New guidelines will help post-conflict mediators address rape and sexual violence

Margot WallströmRape and other forms of sexual violence have been used as a weapon of war in conflicts such as the Balkan wars of the 1990s to the current unrest in North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Rethinking the role women play in the economy

woman counting coinsThere must be more thought to the role women play in the economy, according to Celine Paramunda, one of the representatives from civil society speaking at a special high-level meeting of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) with the  Bretton Woods institutions, the Wo
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Accessing safe water: one drop at a time

The world's largest meeting on global water resources is taking place right now in Marseille, France with more than 140 ministerial delegations representing over 180 countries.

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UNMISS supports peaceful disarmament in Jonglei State

The Government of the Republic of South Sudan has launched the process of civilian disarmament in Jonglei State.

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Rural women in the Himalayas are making their voices heard

Women living in India’s Himalayan mountain ranges are gaining control over their natural resources and their lives by utilizing their local wisdom.

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30 years since Law of the Sea Convention opened for signature

This year, 2012, marks the 30th anniversary of the opening for signature of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

UN Radio’s Donn Bobb spoke with the UN Legal Counsel, Under-Secretary-General Patricia O’Brien and asked her why this anniversary is so important.

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Mountainous community in Pakistan comes together to establish microcredit facility

In the mountainous terrain of Azad Jammu and Kashmir in Pakistan, it isn't easy to start a small business. Banks are far away and in bad weather they’re inaccessible by road. Moreover, the poor people here don’t have the collateral for loans or the ability to pay high interest rates.

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Justice systems should protect children

Children should not be locked up in gaols or given harsh sentences, including the death penalty.

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