News in Brief 14 October 2015 (AM)

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Drought in the Sahel region makes farming and gardening very diffcult for the women of Yelimne, Mali. File Photo: WFP/Daouda Guirou

"Invest in agriculture" to beat climate change

Investments in food security and agriculture should be at the centre of debates on climate change, according to a top UN official.

Speaking at the Committee on World Food Security in Rome, the Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), warned that failure to do so would unravel recent progress made in combating world hunger.

José Graziano da Silva urged countries to reach an agreement on how to combat climate change ahead of the upcoming UN conference in Paris this December.

Haiti peacekeeping mission extended

The mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) has been extended by one year by the Security Council.

Haiti is holding a presidential election later this month.

It follows years of political instability and a devastating earthquake in 2010.

MINUSTAH's troop strength will remain at 2,370 military personnel and 2,600 police.

"Several challenges" for nuclear regulator in Tanzania

Tanzania is facing what have been called "several challenges" in building an independent nuclear regulator.

That's the opinion of a team of experts from the UN's nuclear agency, IAEA.

The team has just concluded a 10-day mission to assess the regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety.

Tanzania has no nuclear power or research reactors but plans to start mining uranium.

Veronica Reeves, United Nations.

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