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At UN event, people with Downs Syndrome ‘speak up’ to influence government policy and action
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Tuesday, 21 March 2017
At UN event, people with Downs Syndrome ‘speak up’ to influence government policy and action
Today, the call that people with Down Syndrome be included to fully and equally participate in all aspects of society echoed widely throughout United Nations Headquarters in New York.Read Full Article ...
 
Despite progress, world’s most marginalized still left behind – UN development report
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Monday, 20 March 2017
Despite progress, world’s most marginalized still left behind – UN development report
A flagship United Nations report launched today finds that although the average human development improved significantly since 1990, progress is uneven, with s...
 
‘Constant surveillance’ needed to tackle resurgent outbreak of avian influenza – UN agency
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Thursday, 16 March 2017
‘Constant surveillance’ needed to tackle resurgent outbreak of avian influenza – UN agency
The United Nations food security agency called today for rapid detection and response systems to address a new and potentially lethal outbreak of avian influen...
 
Somalia: UN-backed cholera vaccination campaign targets 450,000 people
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Wednesday, 15 March 2017
Somalia: UN-backed cholera vaccination campaign targets 450,000 people
The Government of Somalia has launched an oral cholera vaccination (OCV) campaign today with the support of the United Nations health agency, targeting over 45...
 
Half of Central African Republic’s people need aid; UN Security Council to meet on peace operations
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Wednesday, 15 March 2017
Half of Central African Republic’s people need aid; UN Security Council to meet on peace operations
The Security Council is today discussing the peace efforts in the Central African Republic (CAR), where half of the population urgently needs aid despite a hug...
 
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  • Dura aterragem na Venezuela
    A Venezuela está à beira do precipício. A ação concertada ainda pode evitar a sua queda. Mas quanto mais se atrase, mais venezuelanos morrerão por falta de medicamentos, pela má nutrição ou pela violência.
  • South China Sea Ruling Sweeps Away Diplomatic Ambiguities
    Tuesday?s ruling by the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea has bought a little clarity to the problems in the South China Sea, but it has not made solving the underlying problems significantly...
  • China Hardens Position on South China Sea
    China has taken a leap towards clarifying its claims in the South China Sea, but in a direction that could intensify frictions.
  • Erdo?an?s Pyrrhic victory
    Paradoxes have always abounded in the relationship between the Turkish military and the country?s politicians. Turkey?s armed forces ? or factions within them ? have justified their repeated interventions in politics with claims that they...
  • Venezuela?s hard landing
    Venezuela is on the edge of the precipice. Concerted action may yet pull it back. But the longer it is delayed, the more Venezuelans will die from lack of medicines, malnutrition or violence.