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Global fertilizer use expected to hit record levels

The use of fertilizers to boost agricultural production around the world is expected to reach record levels above 200 million tonnes by 2018, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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Radio “wonderful tool” for young people

Young people around the world are increasingly using radio to express their views and discuss issues they are concerned about.

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Economy fundamental to achieving social goals

Economic transformation is fundamental to achieving social goals, according to the Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Trade and Development UNCTAD.

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Women in power could have lessened financial crisis

The global financial crisis witnessed in the past years would not have happened, with the same intensity, had women been in higher positions of power, according to a UN labour expert.

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Attack against girls’ education on the rise

Attacks against girls seeking an education persist and even appear to be on the rise in some countries, a new study by the UN Human Rights Office has found.

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Cancer in poor countries kills more people than AIDS, TB and malaria

Cancer patients in poor countries have few diagnostic options and even fewer treatment possibilities, the UN nuclear agency, IAEA has warned.

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Female genital mutilation "doesn’t make sense"

Female genital mutilation doesn’t make any sense, according to a West African singer called the “Golden Voice from Mali”.

The procedure known as FGM is carried out on 3million girls each year across the world.

It can lead to serious health problems and even death.

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Cost of food down on world markets

The cost of food on world commodity markets is declining according to the latest figures released by the Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO.

The UN agency’s Food Price Index for January, was 1.9 per cent below its December 2014 level.

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Cancer second leading cause of death in the world

Cancer has a major impact on global health being the second leading cause of death, a senior official with the World Health Organization has said.

According to the agency, early detection of the disease can help reduce the number of cases.

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Low income developing countries under IMF spotlight

Senegal, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Nicaragua.

Those are some of the low income developing countries the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says have economies that typically rely more on agriculture and foreign aid.

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