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United States accuses Syria and Iran of undermining Lebanon

The United States ambassador to the United Nations has accused Syria and Iran of undermining Lebanon's independence and jeopardizing stability in the region

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UN envoy for Lebanon warns of dangers in the Middle East

The top United Nations envoy for Lebanon Terje Roed-Larsen has warned of a dangerous situation in Lebanon and the Middle East as a result of what he called 'reckless rhetoric'.

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Young people push for biodiversity

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Young people are being given a role in the bid to save the world’s different habitats and ecosystems. A group of young people from a range of different countries have been attending a biodiversity meeting being held in Nagoya in Japan. They all work or live in a natural World Heritage site and so have [...]

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Polio vaccination campaign targets 72 million children in Africa

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Agriculture needs to be "climate smart" in developing countries: FAO

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Agriculture in developing countries needs to be what the Food and Agriculture Organization or FAO has described as 'climate smart' in order to cope with the challenge of feeding more people.

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Fallen United Nations workers in Afghanistan are remembered

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Ceremonies to mark the first anniversary of an attack on a guest house in Kabul, in which United Nations staff died have been taking place in Afghanistan.

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UN climate chief pushes for action in Cancun

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Climate change remains a major issue for world governments and work is continuing on trying to find an agreement that all countries can agree to. In December, the next climate change conference is taking place in Cancun, in Mexico this week ministers have been meeting Nagoya in Japan to discuss biodiversity issues. The loss of [...]

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General Assembly focuses on World Court’s vital work in settling disputes

An increasing number of countries are using the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to settle disputes. That's the assessment of the Court's President, Judge Hisashi Owada.

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Indonesian volcano erupts for second time during week

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Twenty-nine people have been killed in Indonesia following a second eruption of a volcano.

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African football superstar calls for fair elections

Didier Drogba

Football superstar and Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme, Didier Drogba, has launched a campaign to encourage people around the world to participate in elections.

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Children in Kyrgyzstan face new threat: diarrhoea

threat of diarrhoea in Kyrgyzstan

Earlier this year in southern Kyrgyzstan violence between ethnic Uzbeks and Kygyz led to the displacement of thousands of families. Children in the central Asian country who’ve been forced from their homes due to the fighting, are now under another threat: diarrhoea. Gail Walker reports. SFX – Baby crying Narrator: Babies are one of the [...]

28 Oct 2010 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Voting material arrives in Sudan ahead of the referenda

Sudan referendum voting materials

Voting materials and training kits for the Southern Sudan referendum are arriving in the country ahead of next year’s plebiscite. On Janaury 9, the people of South Sudan will vote on whether to secede from the rest of the country, while the residents of the central area of Abyei will vote on whether to be [...]

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There is no 'one magic bullet' to solve climate change: UN climate chief

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There is no "one magic bullet" to solve climate change, the United Nations climate change chief, Cristiana Figueres has warned at a meeting on biodiversity .

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Least developed countries need capacity to trade: UNCTAD

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Least developed countries, known as the LDCs need assistance to produce goods that meet the standards required in export markets.

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