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Hike in agricultural investment needed to feed world's surging population - UN
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Wednesday, 07 October 2009
Hike in agricultural investment needed to feed world's surging population - UN
Net investments of $83 billion a year, a 50 per cent increase, must be made in agriculture in developing countries if there is to be enough food to feed over 9 billion people in 2050, according to a United Nations paper published today.Read Full Article ...
 
Top UN envoy rebuffs accusations of impartiality in Afghan polls
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Wednesday, 07 October 2009
Top UN envoy rebuffs accusations of impartiality in Afghan polls
Rejecting "unacceptable" media accusations ranging from impartiality in Afghanistan's presidential election process to fraud concealment, the top United Nation...
 
UN expert presses United Arab Emirates to end bigotry against foreigners
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Wednesday, 07 October 2009
UN expert presses United Arab Emirates to end bigotry against foreigners
An independent United Nations human rights expert today urged the United Arab Emirates to push ahead with creating robust legal institutions and laws to combat...
 
UN mission in DR Congo launches child protection campaign in strife-ridden province
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Wednesday, 07 October 2009
UN mission in DR Congo launches child protection campaign in strife-ridden province
The United Nations peacekeeping operation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has launched a child protection campaign in a war-ravaged eastern provi...
 
Speedy financial support for Somalia vital to give peace a chance, UN warns
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Wednesday, 07 October 2009
Speedy financial support for Somalia vital to give peace a chance, UN warns
There is slow but notable progress towards stability in strife-torn Somalia, but international financial support for the transitional government is vital, with...
 
UN refugee agency enters Facebook contest to win funds for displaced Somalis
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Wednesday, 07 October 2009
UN refugee agency enters Facebook contest to win funds for displaced Somalis
The United Nations refugee agency is harnessing the ever expanding world of cyberspace to raise funds, entering a challenge on a Facebook platform that could n...
 
Successful climate deal hangs on emissions cuts and financing - UN official
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Wednesday, 07 October 2009
Successful climate deal hangs on emissions cuts and financing - UN official
A successful new climate change deal hinges on industrialized nations committing to ambitious greenhouse gas emissions targets and reaching agreement on financ...
 
UN official seeks to defuse tension at holy site in Jerusalem
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Wednesday, 07 October 2009
UN official seeks to defuse tension at holy site in Jerusalem
A senior United Nations official today visited Jerusalem's Harem Al Sharif/Temple Mount compound, a site holy to both Jews and Muslims, in a bid to defuse tens...
 
Experienced UN official selected to lead efforts to resolve Western Sahara dispute
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Wednesday, 07 October 2009
Experienced UN official selected to lead efforts to resolve Western Sahara dispute
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today that he intends to appoint a highly experienced United Nations official as the head of the Organization's efforts...
 
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