General News

UN food agency short of funds for operations in DR Congo

The World Food Programme (WFP) has announced that it is going to reduce or suspend some of its activities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) because it does not have funds.

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2013 saw major milestones in quest for a mine free world

There’s been a drop in landmine casualties after a decline in the use of anti-personnel mines and increased global funding for mine action since the adoption of the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty.

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Burundi faces challenges as it prepares for 2015 general elections

The people of Burundi continue to face challenges as the country prepares for the 2015 general elections.

That’s what has come out of a three day meeting from 27 to 29 November in the African country.

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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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