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UN atomic agency co-hosts international meeting on cancer in developing countries
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Tuesday, 21 March 2017
UN atomic agency co-hosts international meeting on cancer in developing countries
Cancer can be a death warrant in some developing countries, spurring the United Nations atomic agency and the international community today to hold a high-level discussion on how to get more funding and support for treatment to parts of Africa, the Middle East and South Asia.Read Full Article ...
 
'Nothing can grow without water,' warns UNICEF, as 600 million children could face extreme shortages
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Tuesday, 21 March 2017
'Nothing can grow without water,' warns UNICEF, as 600 million children could face extreme shortages
Warning that as many as 600 million children – one in four worldwide – will be living in areas with extremely scare water by 2040, the United Nations...
 
Ahead of International Day, UN and Smurfs team up to promote happiness and sustainable development
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Friday, 17 March 2017
Ahead of International Day, UN and Smurfs team up to promote happiness and sustainable development
Every person – no matter how big, small or blue – can make the world more peaceful, equitable and healthy, the United Nations today told young people...
 
'The clear objective of our time is parity' rooted in women's empowerment – UN chief Guterres
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Thursday, 16 March 2017
'The clear objective of our time is parity' rooted in women's empowerment – UN chief Guterres
Gender parity at all levels – political, cultural, economic and social – is a “central objective” and must be based on women's empowerme...
 
Employers must address all aspects of gender-based violence in workplace – UN Women chief
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Wednesday, 15 March 2017
Employers must address all aspects of gender-based violence in workplace – UN Women chief
Tolerating violence against women in the workplace will have a huge cost to employers, including lost productivity, legal expenses, high turnover, sick leaves ...
 
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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.