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Small-scale fisheries are key to “blue growth” of seas and oceans

Small-scale fisheries account for 90 per cent of all jobs in the industry worldwide and their so-called “blue growth” is essential to make fishing more sustainable.

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“Agriculture for development” aids end of hunger, poverty by 2030

Not enough has been done yet to harness the power of “agriculture for development” in order to meet the global goals of ending hunger and poverty by 2030.

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News in Brief 13 February 2016 (PM)

Help small farmers adapt to climate change: FAO

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UN Daily News Programme 13 February 2017

Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Jocelyne Sambira and Dianne Penn.

In today’s programme: Counter-terrorism cooperation between Member States “has been limited,” Security Council heard this morning;

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Counter-terrorism cooperation “has been limited"

Counter-terrorism cooperation between Member States to protect “critical infrastructure” needs to be more extensive, according to a senior UN official.

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News in Brief 13 February 2016 (AM)

UN chief condemns DPRK ballistic missile launch

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Access to information is needed to “escape marginalization”: Blind Union

“Information is power” but people with vision impairments simply have no access to the vast majority of what’s written down.

That’s according to Fredric Schroeder, the president of the World Blind Union, an international organization that has consultancy status with the United Nations.

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“The voice of civilian Syria” speaks out for World Radio Day

Daily broadcasts from a network based in Paris known as Radio Rozana provide Syrian civilians with a vital voice they can trust at home, and abroad.

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News in Brief 10 February 2016 (PM)

Civilians in Yemen trapped by “intense” fighting

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News in Brief 10 February 2016 (AM) – Geneva

South Sudan refugee numbers hit 1.5 million

More than 1.5 million people have now fled conflict in South Sudan, making it Africa’s largest refugee crisis.

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