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UN helps Kenya prepare for potential floods due to El Niño
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Wednesday, 09 September 2009
UN helps Kenya prepare for potential floods due to El Niño
The United Nations is helping Kenya prepare to mitigate the impact of potentially lethal torrential rains anticipated for the last three months of the year due to the El Niño weather pattern.Read Full Article ...
 
Pakistan: UN steps up struggle to get children back to school after mass displacement
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Wednesday, 09 September 2009
Pakistan: UN steps up struggle to get children back to school after mass displacement
A shortfall of around $20 million in educational funding is hampering efforts to get Pakistani children back to school in the aftermath of the mass exodus in t...
 
Ban encourages Lebanese to continue efforts to form unity government
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Wednesday, 09 September 2009
Ban encourages Lebanese to continue efforts to form unity government
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has encouraged all parties in Lebanon to continue their efforts to form a national unity government, after the Prime-Minister des...
 
More people die from suicide annually than from violent acts - UN health official
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Wednesday, 09 September 2009
More people die from suicide annually than from violent acts - UN health official
Around 1 million people die of suicide every year, more than by any other type of violence, including armed conflict, an official from the United Nations healt...
 
Tackling scourge of piracy requires broader approach, UN official says
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Wednesday, 09 September 2009
Tackling scourge of piracy requires broader approach, UN official says
Continuing piracy-related incidents off Somalia and their increasing sophistication illustrates the weaknesses of an entirely sea-based approach to combating t...
 
NEWSMAKER: Fight against climate change enters UN official's daily life
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Wednesday, 09 September 2009
NEWSMAKER: Fight against climate change enters UN official's daily life
Criss-crossing the globe to make the case for the need to combat global warming means that Rajendra K. Pachauri, head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...
 
Young people dying from preventable, treatable causes - UN-backed study
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Wednesday, 09 September 2009
Young people dying from preventable, treatable causes - UN-backed study
The leading causes of death of young people, including road accidents, suicide and reproductive complications, are preventable and treatable, according to a ne...
 
UN extremely concerned over detention of staff members in Sri Lanka
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Wednesday, 09 September 2009
UN extremely concerned over detention of staff members in Sri Lanka
The United Nations continues to be extremely concerned with the case of two staff members arrested by Sri Lankan authorities in June, being particularly troubl...
 
UN panel calls for new global reserve, credit systems to avert future crises
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Wednesday, 09 September 2009
UN panel calls for new global reserve, credit systems to avert future crises
A high-level United Nations commission on the world financial crisis today called for a new global reserve system that does not rely on a single currency like ...
 
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