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UN resolution on illegality of Crimea's referendum vetoed

Listen / Russia's Ambassador to UN, Vitaly Churkin, raises hand to veto a UN Resolution on Ukraine (UN Photo)

A United Nations resolution on the illegality of Crimea's referendum was vetoed on Saturday during a Security Council meeting. Thirteen of the 15 members of the Council voted in favour of the resolution. Russia voted against it, China abstained. One veto is enough to block the resolution from being adopted. Crimea is holding a referendum [...]

15 Mar 2014 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Crops rejected for containing traces of GMOs

Listen / Genetically modified crops

Up to 26 countries around the world have blocked the import of a range of non-GMO crops because they were found to contain traces of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said shipments of supposedly non-GMO grain, cereal and other crops have been blocked, destroyed or sent back to the country [...]

15 Mar 2014 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

"We may lose the gains we've made": Special Envoy for AIDS in Asia and the Pacific

Listen / J.V.R.Prasada Rao. Credit: UNAIDS

Bringing the fight against HIV/AIDS to the forefront of development goals on health is one of Prasada Rao's main goals as the Secretary-General's Special Envoy for AIDS in Asia and the Pacific. In Asia and the Pacific, the number of new HIV infections has fallen by 26 per cent in the last ten years, with [...]

15 Mar 2014 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

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