General News

Cycling helps promote reconciliation in Rwanda

“Rising from Ashes” a documentary film about the Rwandan cycling team was screened at the United Nations on Tuesday.

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UN agriculture agency prepares for major meeting on nutrition

A preparatory meeting for next year’s Second International Conference on Nutrition began on Wednesday at the headquarters of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome, Italy.

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Year 2013 on course to be among ten warmest years says WMO

The year 2013 is currently on course to be among the 10 warmest years since modern records began in 1850, according to the United Nations weather agency.

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Day 5 into Philippines crisis, extent of damage still unknown

As aid trickles in to survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, people are doing what they can to survive, according to the UN Refugee Agency’s Representative, Bernard Kerblat.

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Motorola and UNDP promote use of mobiles for human development

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and Motorola Company have launched an initiative to use information technology to promote human development.

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Global guidelines help governments safeguard peoples’ ownership rights

Secure access to natural resources like land, water supplies, fisheries and forests, is seen as a key condition to improving food security for the world’s poorest, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.

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$300 million needed for urgent humanitarian action in the Philippines

The UN humanitarian community is appealing for $300 million to provide life-saving aid to people of the Philippines affected by typhoon Haiyan.

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Crime threatens citizen security and development in Latin America: UNDP

Citizens in countries of Latin America don’t feel safe because of crime, including robberies and murder, according to a report issued by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) on Tuesday.

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UN agency for Palestinian refugees urgently needs over $40 million

The United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) needs more than $40 million to continue its work for this year.

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Somalia, Kenya and UN refugee agency reach accord for return of Somali refugees

The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) and the governments of Kenya and Somalia on Sunday signed an agreement on the return of Somali refugees from Kenya.

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