General News

World AIDS Day: Focus on adolescents

Ten years ago, health experts pledged to give people living with HIV in resource-poor countries greater access to life-saving anti-retroviral treatment by 2005.

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UNDP joins the #GivingTuesday movement

This Thursday, 28 November, is Thanksgiving Day, a national holiday in the United States. It’s a time when families gather to express gratitude for the many blessings they have received.

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South Sudan at a crossroads on the path to consolidating peace: UN envoy

South Sudan continues to confront pressing challenges which include addressing inter-communal violence and human rights abuses by the security forces.

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Hundreds of Eritreans are leaving their country every month

Up to 3,000 Eritreans are leaving their country each month to escape human rights violations perpetrated by the government and its security agencies, according to a United Nations human rights expert.

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UN health agency issues new guidelines for treating children with severe acute malnutrition

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday issued new guidelines for treating children under five with severe acute malnutrition.

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Music producer David Guetta supports UN humanitarian campaign

Music star David Guetta is behind some of the hottest songs played in clubs and at parties worldwide. Collaborating with singers and rappers, he has produced hits such as ‘I Gotta Feeling’ by the Black Eyed Peas.

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Milk, dairy products can improve nutrition and livelihood for the poor

Governments worldwide are being advised by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to make milk and dairy products more accessible to the poor and vulnerable.

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France pushes for a Security Council resolution to end crisis in Central African Republic

As the crisis continues to worsen in the Central African Republic, France is urging the Security Council to act urgently to avert a catastrophe.

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UN relief efforts continue in the Philippines

Delivering food to survivors remains a priority nearly three weeks after Typhoon Haiyan caused widespread devastation in the Philippines.

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