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Data collection is critical for food security in Africa: FAO expert

The value of data collection and coordination in food security goes far beyond the numbers, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.

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Kimberly scheme blocks trading in conflict diamonds

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Kimberly Process Certification Scheme, launched in 2003 to prevent the use of diamonds to finance conflicts in Africa.

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UN General Assembly honours Nelson Mandela

The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday held a special meeting to honour Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela who passed away on 5 December.

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Time to take action and save migrant lives, UN agencies urge

The international community is being asked to take decisive action and save lives of migrants caught in crisis, as the world observes International Migrants Day on 18 December.

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Nelson Mandela is honoured at United Nations Office in Geneva

The United Nations Office in Geneva on Tuesday had a commemoration in honour of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela who died on 5 of December.

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Prince El Hassan Bin Talal of Jordan mobilizes action to advance global “water target”

With only a short time before the  2015 deadline to achieve the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – the water and sanitation challenges remain daunting.

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Study predicts global cancer cases will exceed 19 million by 2025

Research from more than 180 countries reveals that cancer is on the rise globally, with striking patterns in women.

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UNICEF report finds 230 million children officially do not exist

The UN children’s fund (UNICEF) turns 67 this Wednesday and the agency is using the occasion to highlight how nearly a quarter of a billion children worldwide are literally being robbed of their birthright.

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Somalia joins world in celebrating Human Rights Day

A group of high profile Somali government officials spent the morning celebrating Human Rights Day with inmates of the Mogadishu Central Prison.

The Day is marked every year on 10 December.

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UN: Say “No” to corruption and “Yes” to Development

In some countries, people often think that they are at the mercy of corruption and that it’s “just a way of life”.

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