Sub-Saharan Africa reports “strong reduction” in HIV infections

The unprecedented scale-up in response to HIV and AIDS is producing results around the world, according to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).

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How nuclear technology supports development and south-south cooperation

An exhibition on how developing countries are sharing solutions to address the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is taking place this week in Vienna.

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Political will key to reducing road deaths:WHO

According the World Health Organization, every 20 seconds somewhere in the world, someone is killed in a road traffic crash.

“Learning from the past” is the theme of this year’s World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, 18 November.

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UN Tour Guides celebrate 60 years of service

The United Nations on Thursday celebrated 60 years of guided tours at its headquarters in New York.

More than 40 million visitors have visited the UN during that time.

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UN honours fallen peacekeepers

They were civilians, police and peacekeepers of the United Nations, all with one goal in mind – to work for the sake of peace.

But 29 individuals lost their lives in that pursuit this year and the United Nations on Wednesday honoured their ultimate sacrifice.

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Women’s right to family planning focus of World Population Report 2012

More than 220 million women around the world would like to use family planning but cannot, says Richard Kollodge, editor of the State of the World Population Report 2012.

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The good life leads to rising diabetes rates in Qatar

Diabetes rates are escalating across the globe, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) which observes World Diabetes Day on 14 November each year

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Young envoys study best environmental practices during Germany field trip

More than 40 students from developing countries recently took part in a week-long study tour of Germany where they learned first-hand about best environmental practices.

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