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Time to help people “live their dreams”, says IPU president

It is time to help people live their dreams by ensuring that commitments made by governments are kept, according to the president of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).

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Parliamentarians key to ending global poverty and inequality

Parliamentary leaders from around the world have been called on by the UN to help end global poverty and give hope to the disenfranchised.

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Hurricane Katrina “raised bar” for disaster risk management

Hurricane Katrina, which hit the American city of New Orleans 10 years ago this month, has raised the bar for disaster risk management, according to the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

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New crop entering Arctic seed vault for preservation

Potato seeds once thought lost to the Andean people who introduced them to the world will now be safeguarded for future generations in a seed vault in the Arctic.

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Women with HIV still face obstacles to treatment

A growing number of women infected with HIV are receiving treatment, but cultural and economic obstacles make staying on it a challenge, according to a new study sponsored by UN Women, the United Nations agency that deals with gender issues.

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Eiffel Tower to become huge generator of human energy

The Eiffel Tower is set to become a huge generator of human energy in December thanks to an original project created by a French artist.

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How satellite imagery can help farmers grow “more crop per drop”

Water scarcity in North Africa and the Near East could have severe consequences for food production— something the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says will intensify with climate change.

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Resistance of African slaves remembered on International Day

Nearly 225 years ago, enslaved Africans in what is now Haiti and the Dominican Republic rose up against their oppressors.

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Climate change solution critical for sustainable development

Tackling climate change is critical to achieving a sustainable future for all people and the planet, according to a senior adviser to the UN Secretary-General.

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Women have all the skills to be leaders in humanitarian response

Although women possess the skills and perseverance to be leaders in humanitarian work, they are still underrepresented in the field, according to an official with the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

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