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Soil preservation essential to ensure our sustainable future: FAO expert

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It can take up to 1,000 years to form a single centimetre of soil, which is why "soil preservation is essential for food security and to ensure our sustainable future." That's the view of Yusuf Yigini, Soil Mapping Specialist with the Global Soil Partnership Secretariat at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The UN celebrated [...]

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News in Brief 07 December 2017 (PM)

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Fuel "trickling in" but not enough to deliver aid to stricken Yemenis Life-saving fuel is "trickling in" to Yemen once more following the partial lifting of a Saudi-led blockade, but it's not enough to deliver vital aid to millions around the country. That's the stark message delivered by UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick, [...]

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UN and Africa: UN volunteers, land policies for the "Africa we want" and space technology

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Raising the profile of UN Volunteers in Sudan Building roads, empowering young people and contributing to peace and development efforts: those are just some of the duties performed by more than 200 international and local volunteers working with the UN in Sudan.  Roughly half of these UN Volunteers are serving at the joint African Union-UN [...]

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Dementia sufferers set to triple by 2050, warns WHO

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The number of people who suffer from dementia is set to triple to more than 150 million by 2050, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. Dementia causes a wide range of symptoms including memory loss and a decline in mental abilities. In a bid to help the global community to prepare for the [...]

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News in Brief 07 December 2017 (AM)

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Famine conditions "likely" to return in parts of South Sudan next year Famine conditions which were reversed this year in South Sudan, are "likely" to return next year if conflict continues, the UN relief chief told Security Council members on Thursday. Humanitarian Coordinator Mark Lowcock said almost two thirds of South Sudanese were still in [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 07 December 2017

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Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells and Dianne Penn. In today’s programme: A senior UN adviser for Syria expresses a sense of failure over lack of access to desperate communities; and: A young engineer devises a plan to tackle food waste, clean energy and [...]

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UN award winner tackles clean energy and cholera in Yemen

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A young engineer from Yemen hopes his UN prize-winning project to convert food waste into "green" energy will help reduce the staggering rate of cholera in his country. Omer Badokhon is one of six winners of the Young Champions of the Earth prize presented by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and materials science company, Covestro. [...]

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UN senior aid adviser renews call for Syria aid access

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The lack of aid deliveries to Syria's most desperate communities and a continuing veto on the evacuation of hundreds of extremely sick civilians feel like a personal "failure", a senior humanitarian adviser to the UN said on Thursday. Speaking to journalists in Geneva, Jan Egeland explained that in opposition-held Eastern Ghouta outside Damascus, another week [...]

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