Pledges are made to UN emergency relief fund

The crises in Syria, Iraq, South Sudan and the Central African Republic dominated humanitarian relief efforts this year, a meeting of the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) was told on Wednesday.

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One million people could face food insecurity due to Ebola

The deadly Ebola disease outbreak in West Africa could leave up to one million people without enough food in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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Guinea faces “daunting” challenges in fighting Ebola

Community mobilization is essential to combat the deadly Ebola virus.

However in Guinea it is very difficult to ask people to change their behaviour

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Investment in agriculture needed to feed 9 billion people by 2050

Investment in agriculture and rural development is going to be crucial in fighting poverty and feeding a global population that is expected to reach nine billion in 2050.

That’s according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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New diagnostic tests for Ebola expected in coming months

Improved diagnostic tests for Ebola will be available in the coming months, according to an official of the World Health Organization (WHO).

The disease has killed over 6,000 people mainly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in West Africa.

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Rap music tunes knowledge of economic theory

Economic theory is admittedly not the most popular of topics among non-academics, but everyone can benefit from understanding it.

Finding ways to make the study of economics more accessible and interesting to the public has been the focus of the economist Russ Roberts.

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“Difficult talks” in Lima to reach climate change agreement

Climate change negotiations in Peru have been difficult, but many remain optimistic that an agreement can be reached, according to a UN expert at the talks.

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Sexual and reproductive health rights acknowledged worldwide

Without exception, Member States of the UN are considering sexual and reproductive health as human rights, according to the Assistant Secretary-General of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA).

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TEDx talk at UN highlights education project in Uganda

A school funded by agricultural and aquaculture ventures was one of eleven projects given centre stage at the first ever TEDx conference organized by the United Nations.

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“Every day is Human Rights Day”

Human rights should be guaranteed for all people 365 days a year, according to the United Nations.

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