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Ugandan student says Model UN conference broadens perspectives

Fifty students, faculty advisors and government representatives from 28 countries this week got a taste of what happens at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

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International Day against Nuclear Tests highlights dangers of testing

The International day against Nuclear Tests is being observed on 29 August to underline the need eliminate these weapons of mass destruction.

The day commemorates the closing of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site, which operated for some 40 years in Kazakhstan.

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Women and girls can play important role in managing water

Gathering in Stockholm, Sweden this week, people from around the world are talking about water: how to share it, how to keep it clean and for some countries, how to find it.

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Mozambican city wins award for risk preparedness

The city of Beira in the eastern part of Mozambique has won an award for putting in place a flood warning system for its approximately 450,000 inhabitants.

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Water and food security are focus of World Water Week

Over two thousand participants from more than 100 countries have gathered in Stockholm, Sweden for World Water Week.

The theme of this year’s meeting is Water and Food Security.

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Number of Syrian refugees fleeing to Jordan doubles: UNHCR

The number of Syrians fleeing to Jordan has doubled over the past week, according to the UN refugee agency (UNHCR).

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Flow of illicit weapons a global problem

Half a million people are killed each year by illegal weapons across the world.

That was a message highlighted at the opening of a UN conference revisiting concerns about the use of small arms and light weapons.

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Economist warns of danger of over confidence in economic system

Economic crisis are often the result of over confidence in the economic and financial system, according to economist Carmen Reinhardt of the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

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Mozambican city wins award for risk preparedness

Townships in Beira city in the eastern part of Mozambique are vulnerable to floods because they are up to 10 metres below sea level.

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UN refugee agency focuses on health and hygiene needs in South Sudan

Thousands of Sudanese refugees living in camps and settlements across South Sudan face alarming health conditions, according to United Nations agencies.

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