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Global food crisis could have been avoided - UN development experts
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Tuesday, 06 May 2008
Global food crisis could have been avoided - UN development experts
A lack of investment in agriculture over a long period, as well as the use of precious natural resources for biofuel production, have contributed to the current global food crisis, according to two United Nations experts.Read Full Article ...
 
UN anti-narcotics arm and OPEC partner to curb HIV among drug users
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Tuesday, 06 May 2008
UN anti-narcotics arm and OPEC partner to curb HIV among drug users
The United Nations anti-narcotics agency today joined forces with the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) in a bid to rein in the spread of HIV amon...
 
Investing in midwives crucial to improving maternal health, stresses UN official
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Monday, 05 May 2008
Investing in midwives crucial to improving maternal health, stresses UN official
Paying tribute to the work of midwives in saving the lives of women around the world, the head of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has called for gre...
 
Task Force on global food crisis to move at
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Monday, 05 May 2008
Task Force on global food crisis to move at
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that he will get the international Task Force on the global food crisis "moving at full speed," since an urgent respon...
 
UN says humanitarian situation in Somalia is deteriorating
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Friday, 02 May 2008
UN says humanitarian situation in Somalia is deteriorating
Soaring food prices and a worsening drought are causing a deteriorating humanitarian situation in Somalia, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture...
 
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