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Sport more powerful than governments says Mandela’s grandson

Sport can do more than governments to bring people together to promote peace and cooperation according to the grandson of former South African president, Nelson Mandela.

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New UNEP report warns about unsustainable land use

Unsustainable use of land around the world is threatening to degrade millions of hectares of natural land, nearly the size of Brazil, according to a new United Nations report.

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“Invest in half billion girls,” says UN chief

The world needs to invest in half a billion adolescent girls in developing countries if the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are to be met. That’s according to the UN Secretary-General.

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Activist calls for greater action on HIV in indigenous communities

Indigenous people—like people everywhere—have the right to access to healthcare.

But indigenous activists say their communities are particularly marginalized when it comes to attaining these services, thus putting them at risk of poor health.

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Farm mechanisation promoted by UN food agency

Modern farming technologies have eased the burden of hard labour for many farmers worldwide.

However, many small scale farmers still lack the technology to efficiently grow and harvest their crops.

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Global leaders at Davos challenged to end hunger

Global leaders are arriving at an international forum in Davos, Switzerland and are being told they have a key role in ending hunger across the planet.

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Disarmament forum urged to be “a driving force” for a safer world

A disarmament conference could be what the UN Secretary-General has described as a “driving force for building a safer world and a better future.”

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New resistant wheat varieties halt spread of deadly disease

Kenya has made a major breakthrough in finding new varieties of wheat that are resistant to a devastating fungal disease.

Black Stem Rust affects cereals, especially wheat and can cause complete crop failure if fungicides are not sprayed on time.

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Economic recovery not strong enough to boost employment

Almost 202 million people were unemployed in 2013 following uneven economic growth across the world, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO).

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Sports to improve employment opportunities for women

Women can overcome obstacles that prevent them getting into the job market by engaging more in sports, according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

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