Pope calls nutrition and environment "global public issues"

Food, nutrition and the environment are global public issues, according to the leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis.

The Pope was attending the Second International Conference on Nutrition in Rome, Italy, to give an address to more than 170 government representatives.

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UN expert meets with African women tricked into trafficking in Italy

Sexual exploitation, especially involving women from Nigeria and Eastern Europe, is the most prevalent and documented form of trafficking in Italy.

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Europe urged to do more to curb refugee, migrant deaths at sea

Europe has been called to action to stop the rise of people dying at sea seeking refuge from countries torn by conflict like Syria, Mali, Libya or insecurity like Somalia.

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More than 40,000 migrants arrive in Italy so far this year

Almost as many migrants from North Africa have arrived in Italy so far this year compared with the total number in 2013, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

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Pope Francis I invited to UN headquarters in New York

Pope Francis I has been invited to United Nations headquarters in New York to speak about his vision of the future of humankind.

The invitation was extended by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon who met with the Pontiff in the Vatican on Friday.

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