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An Ethiopian women's rights activist wins King Baudouin African Development Prize

Listen / Ethiopian women's rights campaigner Bogaletch Gebre.

Bogaletch Gebre, an Ethiopian women's rights campaigner, was awarded the 2012-2013 King Baudouin African Development Prize in Belgium. The Prize was established in 1978 to promote social progress throughout the developing world and is now concentrating its efforts on Africa. Bogaletch, together with her sister, founded the Kembatti Mentti Gezzimma (KMG) in 1997, a non-profit [...]

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High-level Meeting adopts Declaration for unified and focused action by all to end hunger and malnutrition by 2025

Listen / UNICEF doctor checks one-year-old for malnutrition in Djibouti

Heads of State and Government of the African Union, non-State actors and other partners meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Monday have unanimously adopted a Declaration to end hunger in Africa by 2025. The declaration calls for a combination of policies to promote sustainable agricultural development with social protection, for a budgetary allocation focused on [...]

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ECOSOC annual session focuses on science, technology, and innovation

Listen / UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during ECOSOC 2013 High-Level Segment in Geneva [UN Photo / Anne-Laure Lechat]

Innovation lies at the heart of addressing the interlinked challenges of global development, said Ban Ki-Moon. The UN Secretary-General was addressing the opening session of the annual meeting of ECOSOC, the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Gerry Adams reports. Duration: 2’53″

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Ministers at IAEA conference call for stronger nuclear security

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Despite substantial progress in strengthening nuclear security in recent years, more needs to be done worldwide to defend against the threat of nuclear terrorism and other malicious acts involving nuclear or radiological material, a Ministerial Declaration at the IAEA's International Conference on Nuclear Security: Enhancing Global Efforts stated Monday. The Ministerial Declaration, adopted at a [...]

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WHO issues new HIV recommendations calling for earlier treatment

Listen / A patient in South Sudan holding her anti-retroviral drugs. [Photo: UNDP/Brian Sokol]

New HIV treatment guidelines by the World Health Organization (WHO) recommend offering antiretroviral therapy (ART) earlier. Recent evidence indicates that earlier ART will help people with HIV to live longer, healthier lives, and substantially reduce the risk of transmitting HIV to others. The move could avert an additional 3 million deaths and prevent 3.5 million [...]

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Switzerland retains top spot in 2013 Global Innovation Index

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The Global Innovation Index 2013 was published today, with Switzerland taking the top position for the third year running, followed by Sweden, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and the United States. The Index, published by Cornell University, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), looked at 142 economies around the world, using 84 indicators [...]

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IAEA chief urges countries to take action to establish effective nuclear systems

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano. [Dean Calma / IAEA]

A warning that "all countries should work to establish effective nuclear security systems". Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano told an International Conference on Nuclear Security in Vienna Monday that "all countries should strengthen international cooperation, making sure that all internationally agreed instruments are in force and actually used". “I stress [...]

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UN: Syria peace talks best chance to deliver peace

Listen / Syrian refugee children play beside tents in Domiz refugee camp. (Photo: UNHCR/B.Sokol)

The US-Russian initiative to bring warring Syrian parties to the negotiating table is the best chance to end months of fighting, deliver peace and save lives, according to the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon. Speaking in Geneva Mr. Ban said although significant progress has been made in the convening of an international peace [...]

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Global Fund, UNAIDS and Kenya join to defeat infectious diseases in Kenya

Listen / Executive Director of the Global Fund, Mark Dybul, and Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibe, signing the grant agreements in Nairobi. [UNAIDS Photo]

Leaders of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria have signaled a strong partnership to defeat infectious diseases including HIV and TB in Kenya. Executive Director of the Global Fund, Mark Dybul, and Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibe, signed two new grant agreements [...]

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More Millennium Development Goals achievable by 2015

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Big strides have been made in the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals, and more targets are within reach by the 2015 target date, according to the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon. Launching the 2013 Millennium Development Goals report in Geneva at the start of the annual gathering of the UN Economic and [...]

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