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UN launches campaign against counterfeit products

Counterfeit products pose a serious threat to the wellbeing of people in developing countries according to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

Not only can they be dangerous, they also may be supporting organized crime networks.

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Committee to look at human rights violations against MPs

Arbitrary arrest, infringement on basic freedoms and other violations against more than 260 Members of Parliament will be examined when the Human Rights Committee of the Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU) meets in Geneva this week.

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Secretary-General: 2014 to be a year of progress for people and the planet

The UN Secretary-General is determined to make 2014 a year of progress for people and the planet.

In his first press conference for the New Year, Ban Ki-moon says the next 12 months need to be a period of intensified diplomacy, advances against poverty and action on climate change.

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UN partnership wants mountains included in sustainable development goals

An alliance that brings together the United Nations, governments, civil society and the private sector, wants to see more global action to improve the lives of mountain communities and protect mountain environments.

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Rising demand and record meat and dairy costs drive food price increase

Food prices worldwide have remained high but steady, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reports.

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Foreign Affairs meets fashion as UN hosts design show finale

The worlds of foreign affairs and fashion come together at the United Nations on Thursday in the season finale of the popular US television show ‘Project Runway: All Stars’.

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