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Kenyan activist says UN must engage with youth through social media

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon this week challenged youth at a UN forum on science, technology and innovation to help the organization bridge the so-called digital divide. Philip Thigo, a technology and development strategist from Kenya, is already leading the charge. And he believes the UN is woefully absent on Facebook, Twitter and other social media used [...]

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Experts concerned about violent protests in Bangladesh

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A group of UN independent human rights experts is appealing for an end to violence and a return to peaceful demonstrations in Bangladesh following more than a month of large-scale protests across the country.  The protests are related to the trials and verdicts of a tribunal for atrocities committed during the 1971 war of independence. [...]

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Study finds BRICS countries increasingly investing in Africa

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The five countries collectively known as the BRICS continue to rise in global influence, according to a study released this week by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). BRICS stands for Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, China and South Africa, and the study finds foreign direct investment (FDI) both into and out of [...]

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Youth leaders take center stage at the UN

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Youth leaders took center stage at the UN recently at a forum on youth, science, technology and innovation. Green City Force from New York City was one youth group in attendance. It is a service corps that prepares young people from low income backgrounds for sustainable careers, while reducing green-house gas emissions, and building greener [...]

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Indonesia: A chance for chocolate

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It’s Easter – a time when Americans buy more than 30 million kilograms of chocolate! But will chocoholics always be able to get their fix? Cocoa supplies are dwindling and it’s predicted that by 2020, chocolate companies will be short of one million tons of cocoa. To solve this problem, Mars chocolate company has partnered [...]

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Secretary-General disappointed over failure to reach Arms Trade Treaty

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he is deeply disappointed that countries were unable to reach agreement on a global treaty to regulate the trade in conventional weapons. In a statement from his spokesperson issued on Thursday, the final day of negotiations on the text, Mr. Ban observed that an Arms Trade Treaty had been within [...]

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