General News

Fallen colleagues remembered at the United Nations

A tribute has been paid to staff of the United Nations who lost their lives in the line of duty in the past year.

Between October 2013 and November 2014, 100 UN staff members died serving the UN.

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Food prices drop in December

Food prices dropped in December, according to the monthly report of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) released on Thursday.

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“Selma” brings the human spirit to the big screen

A movie which highlights the role of the civil rights movement in the United States has been shown as part of a UN campaign to remember the victims of slavery and oppression.

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UN agency proposes new aircraft position reports

A new plan to track aircraft that are out of radar contact when flying over oceans is being proposed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

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Food security improves in South Sudan but concerns remain

The food situation has improved in South Sudan, but there are still concerns that many people do not have enough to eat according to an official of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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Cow dung changes lives in Rwanda

Cow dung is changing people’s lives in Rwanda by providing renewable and affordable fuel for cooking.

That’s according to the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

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Farming children in Côte d'Ivoire graduate into the classroom.

Cocoa producers in Côte d'Ivoire are reassessing their farming culture as they seek to get their children out of the fields and into the classroom.

That’s according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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Rebels in DR Congo warned to surrender or face military action

Rebels who have been operating in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have been told to surrender or face military action.

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Syrian refugees tell story of being abandoned on “ghost ship”

A group of Syrians refugees has been speaking about the experience of being abandoned on a so-called ghost ship as they crossed the Mediterranean Sea.

The Ezadeen, a Sierra Leonean flagged cargo ship, was found adrift in the Mediterranean and taken to Italy at the beginning of January.

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“Ghost ships” trend on Mediterranean a concern

There is a new disturbing trend of ships carrying migrants and desperate people escaping conflict that are abandoned by their pilots on the Mediterranean Sea, according to a UN partner agency.

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