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Miss Universe 2011 to promote UN work in combating desertification

Last September, a young woman from Angola was crowned Miss Universe, beating out more than 80 other beauties from around the world.

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A World Atlas of Gender Equality in Education

The first World Atlas of Gender Equality in Education, a comprehensive overview of the progress, as well as remaining gaps in gender equality at all educational levels, was launched this week in New York.

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On World Tuberculosis Day, focus is on youngest victims

 

Treatment for tuberculosis (“TB”) is cheap and readily available. But the disease remains “a hidden epidemic” in many countries, and it is children who are the most affected.

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“Hunger Games” movie cast asks fans to help end world hunger

The “Hunger Games” movie has teamed up with the World Food Programme to raise awareness about the plight of millions around the globe who don’t have enough to eat.

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Water’s role in food security focus of World Water Day 2012

If the world is to produce enough food to feed its seven billion (and counting) citizens, then better water management in agriculture is in order.

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Infopoverty World Conference links development and technological innovation

Can technological innovation help fight poverty?

That’s the question being asked at the two-day Infopoverty World Conference underway at UN Headquarters.

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Elimination of Racial Discrimination Day focuses on racism and conflict

The problem of racism and conflict is under the spotlight as the United Nations observes the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on 21st March.

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World moves from ignorance and fear to progress and understanding 30 years after HIV

The HIV/AIDS pandemic is now in its fourth decade since it was first diagnosed. Major milestones have been made in the prevention, control and the treatment of the disease.

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Rio+ 20: no goals without accountability: human rights experts

Twenty-two UN independent human rights experts want to make sure global goals are not only set at the Rio+20 conference in June, but also met.

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INCB celebrates centennial of the 1912 International Opium Convention

 

The International Opium Convention, signed on 23 January 1912 at The Hague, was the first international drug control treaty and is the core of the international drug control system.

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