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Further sharp increases in global food prices
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Wednesday, 28 May 2008
Further sharp increases in global food prices
Further sharp price hikes and continued volatility in markets for food supplies appear to be likely for the next few seasons, according to a report released today by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in the run-up to a summit on the global food crisis which is being held in Rome early next month.Read Full Article ...
 
UN-backed Global Fund against killer diseases hails Japanese donation
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Friday, 23 May 2008
UN-backed Global Fund against killer diseases hails Japanese donation
The United Nations-backed Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today welcomed Japan's announcement that it will donate $560 million starting nex...
 
Solution to food crisis must address inequalities - UN human rights chief
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Thursday, 22 May 2008
Solution to food crisis must address inequalities - UN human rights chief
A wide-ranging approach addressing inequalities and the rights of marginalized groups is essential in tackling the current global food crisis, the top United N...
 
Heart diseases and strokes become the world's biggest killers, UN report finds
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Monday, 19 May 2008
Heart diseases and strokes become the world's biggest killers, UN report finds
Chronic conditions such as heart disease and stroke have taken over from infectious diseases as diarrhoea, HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis as the leading ca...
 
Biodiversity key to tacking global food crisis - UN agency
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Monday, 19 May 2008
Biodiversity key to tacking global food crisis - UN agency
Just 12 crops and 14 animal species provide most of the world's food, and this lack of diversity means that the food supply has become more vulnerable and less...
 
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