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Syria agrees to a withdraw troops by April 10

The joint UN-Arab League envoy for Syria told the Security Council Monday that the country will complete the withdrawal of troops and heavy weapons from populated areas by April 10 according to US Ambassador Susan Rice.

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Steve Jobs exhibition opens at United Nations Geneva office

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is celebrating past and present inventors with the exhibition “Visionary Innovators” that highlights the work of Steve Jobs.

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Making happiness count in measuring national wealth

Gross National Product, or the total value of a country’s economic activity for a year, has long been used to measure progress.

But is GNP the only indicator of national wealth?

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DNA helps African-American filmmaker discover her “strong” heritage

On March 25, the UN paid tribute to the millions of African victims of the transatlantic slave trade. African-Americans, like other people of African descent in the New World, are often curious to know just exactly who their ancestors were and where they came from.

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Miss Universe 2011 to promote UN work in combating desertification

Last September, a young woman from Angola was crowned Miss Universe, beating out more than 80 other beauties from around the world.

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A World Atlas of Gender Equality in Education

The first World Atlas of Gender Equality in Education, a comprehensive overview of the progress, as well as remaining gaps in gender equality at all educational levels, was launched this week in New York.

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On World Tuberculosis Day, focus is on youngest victims

 

Treatment for tuberculosis (“TB”) is cheap and readily available. But the disease remains “a hidden epidemic” in many countries, and it is children who are the most affected.

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Human Rights Council condemns Syria abuses

The UN Human Rights Council has condemned what it calls the sharply escalating gross violations of human rights by the Syrian authorities.

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Coup d’état in Mali condemned by Security Council

The overthrow of the Mali government by mutinous members of the army on Wednesday has been strongly condemned by the United Nations.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for the immediate restoration of constitutional rule in Mali.

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“Hunger Games” movie cast asks fans to help end world hunger

The “Hunger Games” movie has teamed up with the World Food Programme to raise awareness about the plight of millions around the globe who don’t have enough to eat.

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