General News

Campaign launched to eradicate “goat plague”

A campaign has been launched to totally eradicate a devastating livestock disease that affects small ruminants like sheep and goats.

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FAO appeals for US$121 million to support livelihoods in Syria

Approximately 9.8 million people in Syria need assistance to prevent food insecurity as the conflict continues in the country, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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Refugee “push-back” deaths prompt Bulgaria probe call

The deaths of two Iraqi men who were refused entry to Bulgaria and then assaulted has prompted calls for a “independent and transparent” probe into the incident.

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Model UN helps South African student understand global issues

A South African high school student says that participating in Model UN activities has helped him to better understand the work of the United Nations.

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“Savagery” of Syria crisis continues as donors meet

International donors are being urged at a meeting in Kuwait to contribute funds to support humanitarian work to deal with what has been described as the “savagery” of the Syria crisis.

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Nigerian Boko Haram terrorists under spotlight in Security Council

Boko Haram terrorists continue their violent attacks and human rights abuses against civilians in north-east Nigeria and neighbouring countries, the Security Council was told on Monday.

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Forty believed dead in Yemen camp attack, says IOM

An apparent airstrike at a camp for people displaced by fighting in Yemen has left 40 people dead, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Monday.

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“Water for Life Voices” exhibit opens at UN

An exhibit showcasing photos and messages of people who have benefited from projects to provide water and sanitation services around the world was unveiled on Monday.

The exhibit, entitled “Water for Life Voices” is in the visitors’ lobby of the UN Headquarters in New York.

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“Middle-skilled” jobs declining due to computers

Major shifts in the demand for skills are taking place in the global jobs market, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO).

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Clean-up in Vanuatu continues following Cyclone Pam

The clean-up operation is continuing in Vanuatu following the cyclone that devastated the country earlier in the month.

The United Nations has launched a near $30 million appeal to support the Pacific island nation as it recovers from the disaster.

Daniel Dickinson reports.

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