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Nuclear technology contributes to managing Nile water

Nuclear technology is playing its role in the management of valuable water resources along the River Nile in Africa.

The Nile River Basin is an expansive area of groundwater found around the river itself, covering some 3.2 million square kilometers.

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Developing countries step up fight against pollution

Each year, pollution kills almost nine million people worldwide, mostly in developing countries.

That’s according to the World Bank which is backing a new campaign called ‘”Pollution Management and Environmental Health”.

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Relief effort in Nepal “running against the clock”

One month after a massive earthquake devastated Nepal, the international community is “running against the clock” to deliver aid to remote communities, the UN has said.

More than 8000 people were killed in the tremor on April 25.

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Local economies important for African economic development

African countries need to look at how they can grow local economies to prepare for a booming population.

That’s according to Africa Economic Outlook report released on Monday by the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP.

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Geneva vital "ingredient in everyone’s lives"

Highlighting the impact of decisions reached in Geneva is the aim of a cookbook with a difference that’s been concocted by Michael Moller, Director-General, ad interim of the United Nations Office at Geneva.

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Cybercriminals targeted as world IT summit begins in Geneva

Combating online fraud which costs at least US$3.5 billion a year is the task facing UN and industry experts participating in a global forum beginning Monday.

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West Africa key destination for illegal electronic waste

Up to 90 per cent of the world's electronic waste, worth nearly US $19 billion, is illegally traded or dumped each year.

That’s according to a report released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

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Asia becomes the world's largest investor region

Asia has, for the first time, become the region which has invested more in other countries than the world’s most developed regional economic blocs.

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60,000 women and girls treated for fistula in developing world

Around 60,000 women and girls in the developing world have benefitted from a programme initiated by the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA to treat obstetric fistula.

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Welcome for Myanmar decision to shelter sea migrants

Myanmar’s decision to take in more than 200 boat migrants has been welcomed by the UN refugee agency which on Friday called for further action to rescue more than 3,500 people still stranded at sea.

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