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Indian filmmaker documents “malice” of AIDS drugs industry

A film looking at the provision of AIDS drugs to the world’s poorest people has been described as an intricate tale of “medicine, monopoly and malice.”

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Making human rights a reality in business

The private sector should play an active role in respecting and promoting human rights, according to business people attending a major UN event in Geneva.

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Liberia meets Ebola targets

Liberia has met targets for treating Ebola patients and for the safe burial of people who died from the disease. That’s according to the UN’s senior official on Ebola in the West African country.

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“Remarkable results” reported in fighting Ebola in West Africa

There has been “remarkable” progress in combating the Ebola disease in West Africa, after the number of new cases per month was reduced by half, according to senior UN officials.

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Thirteen countries recognized for fighting hunger

Political will and commitment by governments and people throughout the world can make it possible to defeat hunger and malnutrition, according to a senior official of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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UN’s anti-torture watchdog cautions US

The United States has been under the human rights spotlight as Human Rights Council investigators look into several contentious policy areas including prisoner detention at Guantanamo Bay and the question of torture committed

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Progress in fighting Ebola in Guinea reviewed by senior UN official

The progress made by the authorities in Guinea in fighting the deadly Ebola virus is being reviewed by a senior UN official.

Almost 5700 people have died as a result of the outbreak in West Africa, which has mainly affected Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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Income inequality “broad-based” disease

Income inequality or the disparity between the wealth of rich and poor people, has been described by a prominent economist as a “pandemic” and a “very broad-based disease” affecting large parts of the world.

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“Paradox” of emerging countries still hampering growth

The world’s most vulnerable nations have seen record economic growth but they must change dramatically if they’re to transform people’s fortunes, according to the UN.

The warning comes from the UN’s trade and development body UNCTAD.

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Rare St Francis of Assisi documents go on show at UN

Documents dating back over 800 years which tell the story of the life and work of the Italian friar and preacher St Francis of Assisi are making a rare appearance at the United Nations.

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