Turning the tide together

“Turning the tide together” is the theme of the upcoming International Conference on AIDS.

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Students honour Mandela Day by educating themselves about his legacy

Students from various African nations as well as other countries throughout the world gathered in Johannesburg, South Africa recently to participate in a dialogue and discussion about Nelson Mandela.

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AIDS-free generation is within our grasp:UNICEF

There is an ambitious plan to eliminate new AIDS infections among children by 2015.

There is also talk that we are seeing the beginning of the end of AIDS and that an AIDS-free generation is within our grasp.

The 19th International Conference on AIDS takes place from 22-27 July.

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Business school professor argues on behalf of “the missing middle”


Pay inequality is a heated issue with many people believing CEOs and other “fat cats” earn too much while those at the bottom of the salary scale are barely scraping by.

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Faster, higher, stronger and fairer: the role of sports in promoting gender equality

With the summer games opening in London this month, Olympic fever is building around the world.

Athletes and fans are gearing up for two weeks of sport, fellowship and record-breaking achievements.

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The quest for secure energy

Author Daniel Yergin won the Pulitzer for his book called The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power, but he waited over 20 years to tackle the topic of oil again.

His newest book is called The Quest: Energy, Security and the Remaking of the Modern World.

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Forestry Award honours late Kenyan environmental pioneer Wangari Maathai

Nominations will close on 20 July for the first ever Wangari Maathai Award.

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The Moral Limits of Markets

If you’re feeling short of a little cash, here are a few ideas to earn a bit extra – you can rent out your forehead as advertising space, worth over $700.00; you can serve as a human guinea pig in a drug safety trial -- over $7,000.00 for that one; or what about fighting in Somalia or Afghanistan

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Disabled children four times at risk of physical and other abuse: WHO


Sexual and physical attacks, emotional abuse, humiliation, rejection, neglect.

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UN's peacebuilding tools need to be enhanced, Security Council told


The end of conflict does not always mean peace has arrived. That is one of the reasons the United Nations created its Peacebuilding Commission.

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