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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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Messenger of Peace Stevie Wonder celebrates UN Day

American musical icon, Stevie Wonder, brought the house down during the United Nations Day concert in New York on Wednesday, the 24th of October.

In this feature prepared by Beng Poblete-Enriquez, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon introduced Stevie as the 8th wonder of the world.

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There’s more that unites us than divides us: Stevie Wonder

The United Nations General Assembly came alive with the music of renowned American artist Stevie Wonder on Wednesday night.

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Polio could be eradicated by end of 2013: WHO

Polio eradication is at a pivotal point, according to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative of the World Health Organization and could be eradicated by the end of 2013.

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Korean pop star PSY brings ‘Gangnam Style’ to the UN

In his message for UN Day, observed on 24 October, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon states that the United Nations is not just a meeting place for diplomats.

Mr. Ban proved this when he welcomed South Korean pop star PSY to the UN on Tuesday.

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Art for peace

Young people are creative and enthusiastic agents of change energetically demonstrating their desire to tackle global challenges and make their own mark on history, says UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

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Economic outlook for next two years sobering:ECOSOC report

The outlook for the global economy for next two years is sobering.

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A call for women’s leadership in disaster risk reduction

In many parts of the world women are responsible for securing food and water.

With disasters on the rise, the UN Office for Disaster Reduction believes they can play a key role in another important area: helping communities plan for these events.

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