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Campaign launched to eradicate “goat plague”

A campaign has been launched to totally eradicate a devastating livestock disease that affects small ruminants like sheep and goats.

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Model UN helps South African student understand global issues

A South African high school student says that participating in Model UN activities has helped him to better understand the work of the United Nations.

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“Water for Life Voices” exhibit opens at UN

An exhibit showcasing photos and messages of people who have benefited from projects to provide water and sanitation services around the world was unveiled on Monday.

The exhibit, entitled “Water for Life Voices” is in the visitors’ lobby of the UN Headquarters in New York.

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“Middle-skilled” jobs declining due to computers

Major shifts in the demand for skills are taking place in the global jobs market, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO).

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More than 100 Chiefs of Defence gather at UN for first time

A “Chiefs of Defence Conference” is welcoming more than 100 military leaders at UN Headquarters for the first time in history, to discuss the changing nature of peacekeeping and ways to improve the UN’s work on the ground.

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Architect shares inside look of slavery memorial

A permanent memorial to honour the victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade will help teach present and future generations about, what the UN has called, “one of the darkest chapters in human history”.

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E-commerce opportunities growing in developing world

The opportunities for businesses and consumers in the developing world to benefit from e-commerce are growing according to the UN’s trade and development agency, UNCTAD.

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Depression and eating disorders “should be part of gender debate”

A young Swedish student attending a UN conference on gender equality in New York says she thinks depression and eating disorders are an important part of the discussion on women’s rights.

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Sustainable fishing guidelines lend support to women

Women who fish for a living are to benefit from new UN guidelines on sustainable fishing.

Worldwide, women play a key role in the small-scale fisheries and in some developing countries make up the majority of the work force.

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World Water Day highlights need for safe drinking water and sanitation

Safe drinking water can be provided to all people by 2030 as envisaged in the sustainable development goals (SDGs) that are being discussed by world leaders.

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