General News

New platform aims to share information on family farming

A new digital platform has been launched by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to become a “one-stop shop” for information on family farming.

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“Golden opportunity” to resolve Yemen crisis as opposition arrives in Geneva

Efforts to end the fighting in Yemen pressed ahead in Geneva on Tuesday with confirmation that the delayed opposition delegation has at last arrived in the Swiss city.

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Obstacles remain for Afghan girls to access education

The number of girls in Afghanistan who are going to school has increased significantly since the former Taliban government was deposed in 2001, but obstacles remain, according to the United Nations.

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Child workers in agriculture to benefit from new guidelines

With 100 million children worldwide engaged in agricultural work, a UN agency is aiming to ensure they are working under safe conditions and that they are still going to school.

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Rights chief calls for "reset" on naming and shaming

Colossal human rights abuses are happening all over the world and “too many states” are backing out of their obligations to protect people, the UN’s top rights official said Monday.

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Climate change linked to increased child labour

The link between climate change and increased child trafficking and forced labour was in the spotlight at a special summit hosted by the 104th International Labour Conference in Geneva.

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WHO teams deliver quality health services to displaced in Ukraine

Sixteen mobile emergency medical units trained by the World Health Organization (WHO) are providing quality health services to displaced people in eastern Ukraine, the UN health agency said on Friday.

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Volunteers thanked for saving lives on World Blood Donor Day

People who have donated blood are being thanked for saving lives.

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Leprosy still affecting many people in India and Brazil

Eliminating leprosy and the stigma associated with the disease has been the mission of a Japanese philanthropist for many decades.

In 2001, Yôhei Sasakawa became the World Health Organization (WHO) Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination.

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Grave violations against children increased in 2014 due to conflicts

Mass abductions of children became increasingly prevalent in many of the 23 conflict situations around the world in 2014, according to the Annual Report of th

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