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INDONESIA #36: FOKUS FOKUS KITA

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A Burkina Faso youth says peace is important for Africa

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Hundreds of young people gathered at the United Nations on Wednesday to mark the International Day of Peace under the theme "Educate for Peace". The day is observed around the world on 21st of September each year to reflect and reiterate the belief in non-violence and to call for a global ceasefire. The teenagers shared [...]

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Grow more food at less cost to environment, urges UN trade agency

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Rich and poor nations are being urged to diversify their crops and boost support to small farmers, according to a new report launched by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). It recommends a rapid and significant shift away from "monoculture and industrial farming" because they are not providing sufficient affordable food where [...]

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UN Daily News 18 September 2013

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Secretary-General highlights role of education in bringing about peace

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The United Nations community reiterated its belief in non-violence during a ceremony on Wednesday in observance of the International Day of Peace. The event was held ahead of 21 September, the actual date of the International Day which has been commemorated since 1981. Dianne Penn reports. Duration: 2’38″

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Global Fund and Cameroon Announce New Funding for HIV Treatment

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The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and Cameroon jointly announced that they are both significantly increasing their funding for antiretroviral drugs to meet the country's fast–growing HIV treatment needs. The Global Fund has approved a $US 20 million grant agreement for HIV treatment while Cameroon said it will nearly double the amount [...]

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UN agency for trade and development calls for boosting agriculture

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The United Nations agency dealing with trade and development is calling for boosting agriculture in both rich and poor countries. In its Trade and Environment Report 2013, the UN Conference on Trade and Development, (UNCTAD) recommends that farming in all countries should shift from monoculture towards a greater variety of crops. UNCTAD also calls for [...]

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UNESCO mission confirms plunder of Mallawi Museum

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A mission of UNESCO experts to Egypt has confirmed that nearly all the collections of the Mallawi National Museum in Minya, Upper Egypt, were looted during unrest in August. The mission organized with the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities and local authorities found that while the buildings were not badly damaged, 600 of the Museum's collection [...]

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UN Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall urges young people not to lose hope in protecting the environment

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United Nations Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall, on Wednesday called on young people around the world not to lose hope in their efforts to protect the environment. Ms. Goodall, who is well known for her study of the African chimpanzee, spoke at an event attended by students, teachers and diplomats to mark the International Day [...]

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Uganda's first lady revitalizing the country's HIV/AIDS response

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The First Lady of Uganda has stepped up her efforts to fight HIV. Janet K Museveni showed her commitment to stopping new HIV infections in children by bringing a national campaign to Karamoja, one of the most disadvantaged regions of her country. She launched the Elimination of Mother-to-Child- Transmission of HIV (eMTCT) Campaign in Moroto, [...]

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UN Secretary-General calls for teaching children the value of tolerance and mutual respect

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"One teacher, one book, one pen, can change the world." United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon quoted these words of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani young girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban last year for campaigning for girl's education. Mr. Ban spoke at a Peace Bell ringing ceremony to observe the International Day [...]

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