Peace central to development in South Sudan

The absence of peace in South Sudan is having a “severe” impact on people’s ability to access food, health services and other sectors.

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World "must beat poverty" by 2030

Global leaders must step up to beat poverty by 2030, the head of the UN development programme (UNDP) has urged.

Helen Clark, the first woman to hold the top job, made the call as the organization marked its 50th anniversary.

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Booby traps in Iraqi city “deeply worrying”

The laying of explosive booby traps in the liberated Iraqi city of Ramadi has been described as “deeply worrying” by a senior UN official in the country.

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