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UN Daily News 15 October 2013

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International Trade Centre helps unleash the "untapped growth potential" of small businesses in the developing world

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Fashion and fair trade may seem worlds apart, but a UN agency is bringing them together by connecting artisans in developing countries with industry professionals who use their textiles, bead work and other traditional crafts to produce exquisite clothing and accessories. This is just one example of how the International Trade Centre (ITC) is both [...]

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A centre in Ghana trains over 10,000 people in peacekeeping

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The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, has over the past ten years trained more than 10,000 people from all over the world. Since it was established in 2003, the Centre has conducted more than 230 courses in various aspects of peacekeeping operations. UN Radio's Derrick Mbatha caught up [...]

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Burundi children "light up" villages with energy efficient bulbs

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Families in Burundi are swapping kerosene lamps for energy efficient LED lights, according to the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF). Not only are these lights environmentally friendly, but they are safe to use and can provide a safety net for young orphans. Jocelyne Sambira reports. Duration: 2'55"  

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