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UN food standards body kicks off session by tackling arsenic in rice, pesticide residues
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Sunday, 16 July 2017
UN food standards body kicks off session by tackling arsenic in rice, pesticide residues
A United Nations standards-setting body today adopted a number of decisions to ensure food safety, including maximum residue limits for a range of drugs used in cattle and other animals, as well as revisions to guidance on agricultural and hygienic practices to minimize microbial, chemical and physical hazards to fresh fruits and vegetables.Read Full Articl...
 
Global problems need global solutions, UN officials tell ministers at development forum
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Sunday, 16 July 2017
Global problems need global solutions, UN officials tell ministers at development forum
Opening the high-level segment of the annual forum designed to discuss implementation of the anti-poverty agenda, top United Nations officials today stressed t...
 
As Haiti struggles to stamp out cholera, UN urges further international support to combat disease
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Wednesday, 12 July 2017
As Haiti struggles to stamp out cholera, UN urges further international support to combat disease
Noting the challenges that continue to hamper sustained progress in combating cholera in Haiti, the United Nations General Assembly underscored the need to str...
 
Despite some humanitarian progress in Eritrea, UN relief official urges continued aid to tackle hung
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Wednesday, 12 July 2017
Despite some humanitarian progress in Eritrea, UN relief official urges continued aid to tackle hung
The humanitarian situation in Eritrea – which is quite isolated and off the media radars – is “on a positive trajectory” but international donors need to give ...
 
Billions around the world lack safe water, proper sanitation facilities, reveals UN report
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Tuesday, 11 July 2017
Billions around the world lack safe water, proper sanitation facilities, reveals UN report
Some three in ten people around the world lack access to safe and readily available water at home, and almost six in ten to safely managed sanitation, a new Un...
 
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