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Kenyan activist says UN must engage with youth through social media

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon this week challenged youth at a UN forum on science, technology and innovation to help the organization bridge the so-called digital divide.

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Study finds BRICS countries increasingly investing in Africa

The five countries collectively known as the BRICS continue to rise in global influence, according to a study released this week by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

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Youth leaders take center stage at the UN

Youth leaders took center stage at the UN recently at a forum on youth, science, technology and innovation.

Green City Force from New York City was one youth group in attendance.

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Indonesia: A chance for chocolate

It's Easter - a time when Americans buy more than 30 million kilograms of chocolate! But will chocoholics always be able to get their fix?

Cocoa supplies are dwindling and it's predicted that by 2020, chocolate companies will be short of one million tons of cocoa.

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Security situation remains fragile in CAR

The security situation in the Central African Republic has improved in recent days, says Amy Martin, Head of OCHA, the UN humanitarian office, in the capital, Bangui.

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Peacebuilding Commission official says Liberia “should not be forgotten”

As Liberia continues to take steps to consolidate peace following the end of civil war a decade ago, a senior official with the UN Peacebuilding Commission is urging the international community not to forget about the country.

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“Without good nutrition, you can never have healthy children and healthy communities” – UNICEF Executive Director

Guatemala has the sixth highest malnutrition rates in the world, according to UNICEF, the UN children’s agency, with 49 per cent of children under five chronically malnourished or stunted.

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Mosquito nets for animal health

Mosquito nets for animals? It seems to work, according to a Senior Officer with FAO’s Animal Health Service in Rome.

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Conference encourages youth to take the lead in transforming their societies

There are 1.2 billion people in the world between the ages of 15 and 24 -- They are among those most affected by economic, social and environmental challenges, according to

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A Swedish professor leads UN probe on allegations of chemical weapons use in Syria

Swedish Professor Ǻke Sellström, an accomplished scientist with a solid background in disarmament and international security, was appointed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to head the UN fact-finding mission to probe allegat

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