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UN Security Council votes for a probe on Malaysia air crash

Listen / Julie Bishop.UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

A UN resolution, backed by all 15 Members of the Council, is calling for the safe, secure, full and unrestricted access to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17. The commercial aircraft was shot down on 17 July over the rebel-held region of Donetsk Oblast in Ukraine, killing 298 people. Australia, which tabled the [...]

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Gaza an open wound and "band-aid" won't help: Ban

Listen / Secretary-General press conference with the Foreign Minister of Egypt, 21 July 2014. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Too many civilians, including too many children are paying the price for the latest escalation of violence in Gaza, deplored the UN Secretary-General as he urged all sides to end the fighting. Mr Ban Ki-moon made the remarks to the press in Cairo on Monday, on the second leg of his Middle East tour. The [...]

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"Indigenous peoples" cannot be "deleted" from new UN development goals

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The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) must not be a step backwards for indigenous peoples, a group of UN experts warned on Friday. Their call came after a meeting was held in New York last week to draft a new set of goals which will be presented to the UN General Assembly in September. [...]

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Ten organizations receive Red Ribbon Award for work on AIDS

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Ten community-based organizations have won the 2014 Red Ribbon Award for their work in reducing the impact of the AIDS epidemic, according to the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). These organizations were presented the prize at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia, which is taking place from 20 to 25 [...]

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Special airlift from Dubai delivers aid to 100,000 in Gaza

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A special airlift in support of displaced families in Gaza began on Sunday from Dubai, where a cargo took off carrying humanitarian aid, according to the United Nations agency assisting Palestinians (UNRWA). The number of displaced coming to UNRWA in Gaza may soon be as high as 100,000 due to ongoing fighting between Israel and [...]

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FAO warns of fruit bat risk in West African Ebola epidemic

Listen / Juan Lubroth. Photo: FAO/Giulio Napolitano

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is warning that increased efforts are needed to improve awareness in West Africa about the risks of contracting the Ebola virus from eating certain wildlife species, including fruit bats. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are struggling to contain the world's deadliest recorded outbreak of the [...]

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Human Rights Council to discuss conflict in Gaza

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The Geneva based UN Human Rights Council is to convene a special session on Wednesday 23 July to discuss the situation in Gaza. The session has been requested by Egypt and Pakistan with the support of 15 members of the council among them China, Cuba, The Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia and South Africa. On Sunday, [...]

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FAO warns of wild animal risk in West African Ebola epidemic

Listen / Health care worker checks on a man with possible ebola infection.  (UNifeed video capture)

Rural communities in West Africa are at risk of contracting the deadly Ebola virus from eating certain wildlife species, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). FAO has singled out the fruit bats, which are thought to be the likely reservoir of the virus which they can carry without developing clinical signs of [...]

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Women pay the highest price in times of conflict, CEDAW member says

Listen / Women carry placards with messages of peace.  Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo.  UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Women are the ones who pay the highest price in times of conflict, Nahla Haidar, a member of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), said. However, they should not only be seen as victims but as "agents for peace", she added. She was speaking to Patrick Maigua after the just concluded [...]

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"Stepping up the Pace" to reverse the trajectory of HIV

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An international conference on AIDS is gathering under the theme of "Stepping up the Pace" to ensure that the pace increases to reverse the trajectory of the epidemic. Organized by UNESCO and taking place in Melbourne, Australia, the 20th International AIDS Conference is scheduled from 20 to 25 July. It will gather those working in [...]

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Fijian farmers enter lucrative organic papaya market through self-certification

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A group of 20 young Fijian farmers dream of earning enough money to support their siblings. Their plan? To farm papaya organically and to access the premium price that the organic market pays. But they can only do this if their product is certified organic. With the prohibitively high cost of third party organic certification, [...]

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