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Business-as-usual not an option with future global food security in jeopardy, cautions UN agency
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Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Business-as-usual not an option with future global food security in jeopardy, cautions UN agency
Warning that diminishing natural resources and a changing climate have put humankind’s future ability to feed itself “in jeopardy,” the United Nations underlined today that while the planet still has the potential to produce enough food, “major transformations” are needed to make production sustainable and to ensure that all of humanity benefits.Read Full A...
 
Haiti: New grant to help UNICEF strengthen efforts to tackle cholera
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Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Haiti: New grant to help UNICEF strengthen efforts to tackle cholera
A new grant from the Government of Japan will allow the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to help reduce cholera-related morbidity and mortality in Haiti...
 
Tackling hunger crises in South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen requires $4.4 billion – UN
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Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Tackling hunger crises in South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen requires $4.4 billion – UN
Sounding the alarm on behalf of more than 20 million people in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, and north-east Nigeria facing devastating levels of food insecurity...
 
Amid global paradox, solutions that unify economic and social progress needed – UN labour chief
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Sunday, 19 February 2017
Amid global paradox, solutions that unify economic and social progress needed – UN labour chief
Highlighting that many around the world are left out from being able to benefit from global prosperity dividends and that even flourishing societies are seeing...
 
Iraq: UN health agency delivers medical aid to newly retaken areas of Mosul
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Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Iraq: UN health agency delivers medical aid to newly retaken areas of Mosul
The United Nations health agency has delivered medical supplies to parts of eastern Mosul, the Iraqi city liberated from the Islamic State (ISIL), where clinic...
 
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