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UN envoy condemns bombings in Baghdad and Kirkuk

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq, Staffan de Mistura has strongly condemned the bombings in Baghdad and Kirkuk.

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UN drug agency and South-eastern Europe tackle corruption

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime and a group of south-eastern European countries on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding to fight illicit drugs and organized crime in the region.

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Bad weather forces UN official stop visit to IDP camps in Sri Lanka

Bad weather on Thursday forced the United Nations Chief of Staff Vijay Nambiar to abort a visit to camps housing internally displaced people in Sri Lanka.

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Eliminating mother-to-child HIV transmission by 2015

The Joint UN Programme on HIV/UNAIDS, has called for the virtual elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV by 2015. The call came from the head of UNAIDS during the week-long World Health Assembly in Geneva, which ends on Friday. UNAIDS says evidence shows that timely administration of antiretroviral drugs to HIV-positive pregnant women [...]

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Eliminating mother-to-child HIV transmission by 2015

The Joint UN Programme on HIV/UNAIDS, has called for the virtual elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV by 2015.

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Global seed bank to save humanity

At a meeting of the Food Agricultural Organization in Rome last year, The United Nations approved the idea of a "doomsday vault" or global seed bank to save humanity.

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WHO reports a sharp drop in child mortality rates

As we heard in the news, more children are living to see their fifth birthday. The World Health Organization says global child mortality rates have fallen by nearly 30 per cent since 1990.

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UN Daily News May 21 2009

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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Trust Fund for Slavery Victims Memorial is launched

UN and Africa – a weekly 15-minute radio programme on political, social, economic and other developments related to Africa.

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WHO reports 27 % drop in child deaths

The number of children dying before the age of five has dropped by close to 30 per cent globally since 1990. That according to the latest estimates of the World Health Organization (WHO). In its first progress report on the Millennium Development Goals related to health, WHO estimates that 9 million children under five years [...]

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UNEP completes fieldwork in Gaza Strip

A team of experts form the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) left Gaza on Thursday after completing its fieldwork.

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Daily Noon Briefing by the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

Daily noon briefing by Marie Okabe, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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Security Council delegation impressed with progress in Liberia

A UN Security Council delegation visiting Liberia is pleased with the progress the country has made so far.

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