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UN office provides an expanded view of the use of space technology

From the GPS system in cars to the navigational equipment in airplanes, satellite navigation technology is critical to keeping humanity on the move.

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Countries to seek more funding to protect biodiversity

Adapting to climate change will be high on the agenda when more than 1,000 representatives from countries that are party to the UN Convention on Biodiversity meet next week in Hyderabad, India.

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UN trade body calls for inclusive policies to fight economic turmoil

In the wake of the global economic crisis, some countries implemented policies aimed at stimulating economic growth. However, these moves have not been successful in bringing about recovery.

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Celebrating success, committing to the future of a chemical weapons-free world

A special meeting marking the 15th anniversary of the Chemical Weapons Convention took place at the United Nations on Monday.

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First-ever Wangari Maathai Award goes to Nepalese activist

A new international forestry award that honours the memory of a Kenyan environmentalist was given to a dedicated activist from Nepal on Thursday.

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Global health movement yields gains for women and children’s health

In just two years, a global movement launched by the UN Secretary General has helped garner a lot of attention and investment for women and children’s health.

‘Every Woman, Every Child’ has raked in half of the US $20 billion pledged to save 16 million lives before 2015.

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Academy Award winner focuses on youth in developing countries

Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker is concerned that some 60 percent of people in conflict areas of the world are under the age of 25.

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Secretary-General shares expectations ahead of General Assembly debate

Heads of state will once again converge on New York for the annual general debate of the United Nations General Assembly which begins on Tuesday.

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Reaffirming hope for a just world on International Day of Peace

The United Nations is calling for an end to conflict, if only for one day.

The International Day of Peace, observed on 21 September, is an opportunity to strengthen the ideals of non-violence, both within and among all nations and peoples.

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Management of chemicals a serious challenge for Africa

Chemicals are posing a serious risk to people’s lives, particularly children in Africa.

To tackle this problem, more than 500 participants from 124 countries gathered in Nairobi, Kenya this week for a five-day meeting on global chemicals management.

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