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“Responsive” UN force helps keep the peace in Darfur

The security situation in Darfur has stabilized over the past two years, according to the Force Commander at the joint African Union/United Nations operation there, known as

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Rising global humanitarian needs require “tremendous” funding

The amount of money required to meet global humanitarian needs in 2016 is “tremendous,” according to the man heading up the World Humanitarian Summit to be held in Turkey next May.

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Africa Year in Review 2015

Spread of Ebola in West Africa remains a concern for UN

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Vets and microbiologists learn to map virus DNA

Veterinarians and microbiologists from Africa and Asia have been learning how to map the DNA of viruses at a workshop organised by the UN’s atomic energy agency, the IAEA.

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Agriculture less of a “toxic issue” in climate change discussions

Agriculture is becoming less of a “toxic issue” in climate change discussions according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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UN chief convinced world leaders will adopt “ambitious” climate deal

The UN Secretary-General has said that he’s convinced world leaders will adopt an “ambitious” climate deal at a summit which begins in Paris, France on Monday.

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“Biodegradable” plastics: more harm than help, says new report

Biodegradable plastics are thought by most to be good for the environment, but the opposite may be true.

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Financing greatest challenge facing climate change

Finding the money to pay for initiatives to slow down climate change is seen by many as the greatest challenge facing the international community, as it prepares for historic talks in France in December.

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"We have the tools" to combat global terror: UN Chief

“We have the tools” to do better in the fight against terrorism without compromising human rights.

That was the message to the UN Security Council on Tuesday, from the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

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Resolve to “move ahead” in Liberia

Liberia is committed to moving ahead by assuming responsibility for security in the West African nation; that’s according to the UN’s most senior envoy in the country.

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