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UNICEF airlifts emergency supplies to help over 20,000 Syrian children in Iraq

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The United Nations children's agency (UNICEF) is scaling up its assistance to thousands of Syrian refugee children and their families in Iraq. According to the agency, a plane carrying 100 tonnes of supplies arrived in Erbil in the Kurdistan region of Iraq on Sunday evening. UNICEF says the supplies include water tanks, tap stands, latrine [...]

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UN envoy calls for end to hostilities in eastern DR Congo

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The top United Nations envoy to the Great Lakes region of Africa has called on all parties to the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to immediately stop military confrontations in the eastern part of the country. Mary Robinson, the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General to the Great Lakes Region, spoke in [...]

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UN deputy chief stresses importance addressing issue of sanitation

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UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson on Monday stressed the importance of addressing the issue of sanitation and open defecation. Mr. Eliasson spoke in Stockholm, Sweden where hundreds of delegates from around the world have gathered for World Water Week. Delivering a keynote address under the theme "Building Partnerships for Sanitation and Water for All" he [...]

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Samples from alleged chemical weapons used in Syria transferred to laboratories

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Samples collected to verify the alleged use of chemical weapons in the ongoing conflict in Syria are being transferred to laboratories for analysis, according to the spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General. Martin Nesirky says that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday spoke by telephone with Dr. Åke Sellström, head of the United Nations mission investigating [...]

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Tanzania benefits from UN agencies' workshop on water

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World Water Week is being observed from 1 to 6 September, to highlight the importance of this resource which is critical for food production. Despite progress that is being made in increasing crop yields, challenges such as water scarcity and increasing salinity of land due to climate change can hamper further growth in agricultural productivity. [...]

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The persistence of informal sector work

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As the economies of the developing world expand, new jobs beckon, says the International Monetary Fund (IMF). But an economist from Harvard University says these countries have seen a surprising persistence of informal sector jobs which offer low pay and scant worker protection. According to Richard Freeman, informal sector workers make up around 60 per [...]

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United Nations deplores attack on a camp for Iranian exiles in Iraq

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has deplored the tragic events that left 47 people killed in Camp Ashraf north-east of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on Sunday. According to reports, the camp, housing about 100 Iranian dissidents, was attacked with mortar shells and gun fire. The Secretary-General is urging the government of Iraq to promptly investigate [...]

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