General News

Peacekeepers remain dedicated to serve despite growing threats

Peacekeepers serving the UN continue to be dedicated to protecting vulnerable civilians despite growing security threats and often difficult living conditions, according to the Assistant Secretary-General for UN peacekeeping.

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India reaches 1bn mobile subscribers

India is about to reach one billion mobile connections according to a board member of the country’s Telecom Regulatory Authority.

The population of India is around one and a quarter billion.

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World entering era of “war of information”

The world is entering a new era typified by a “war of information” mounted by terrorist groups, the UN Security Council has heard.

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ICT “must meet needs of the world”

Information and communications technology or ICT must continue to meet the needs of the world, according to a senior Internet executive.

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795 million people still suffer from hunger

The number of people around the world who are hungry and suffer from undernourishment has dropped to 795 million according to figures released by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, (FAO).

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Radio programme to help people with disabilities in Cambodia

There are around 700,000 people with disabilities in Cambodia who face obstacles on daily basis that prevent them from fully enjoying their equal rights; that’s according to the UN.

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UN Women and Valencia football club team up for gender equality

The European football team Valencia Club de Fútbol (CF) and the UN agency dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women are teaming up to promote gender equality across the globe.

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One third of global population online

Around one third of the world’s population, or 3.2 billion people, has access to the Internet according to the UN’s International Telecommunication Union, (ITU).

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Human rights chief breaks with protocol to spotlight troublespots

Violence in Burundi and the plight of the world’s sea migrants are just two problems that require the international community’s immediate attention, the UN’s top human rights official said Tuesday.

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Food relief underway in Mali

Efforts are underway in Mali to provide food to some of the three million people who do not have enough to eat.

The UN World Food Programme, says it is distributing 13 tonnes of high energy cereal bars.

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