General News

UN honours “Forest Heroes”

Eight people, including an oyster fisherman from Japan, two American school girls, and a married activist couple murdered in Brazil, have been recognized by the United Nations for their efforts to protect the world’s forests.

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Failure to end violence disastrous for Syrian people

The Syrian people are facing tremendous suffering as violence continues in their country while the international community is still unable to agree on how to respond to the crisis.

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Reporters work under death threats in Somalia

Somalia remains one of the most dangerous places in the world to work as a reporter.

According to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), at least 37 journalists have been killed in the line of duty in Somali since 1992.

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3.3 million South Sudanese in need of food aid

Up to 3.3 million people could need food aid in South Sudan according to the UN’s World Food Programme.

Poor rainfall and displacements caused by conflict have contributed to what’s been described as a crisis.

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Action urged to stop killing of civilians in Syria

In Syria, the assault on the city of Homs is continuing.

In response, the United Nations human rights chief is calling on the international community to intervene to stop the bloodshed.

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Brazil to wipe out extreme poverty by 2014

Authorities in Brazil have come up with a plan to lift 60 million Brazilians out of extreme poverty in two years time.

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American soldiers join UN mission in South Sudan

American troops have joined the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) to help the new African nation stand on its own fe

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Russia says Western powers needed more patience on Syria Resolution

An agreement between members of the UN Security Council to end the on-going crisis in Syria could have been struck if western powers had shown more patience….that’s according to the Russian Ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin.

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UN Economic and Social Council works to generate opportunities for all


Promoting full employment, identifying solutions to global economic, social and health problems, and encouraging respect for human rights.

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Syrian children caught in the crossfire

More than 400 children have been killed in the ongoing conflict in Syria, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reports.

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