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Ebola vaccine efficacy trial ready to launch in Guinea

Working towards zero cases of Ebola. Photo: UNMEER/Martine Perret

An experimental vaccine is to be tested for its effectiveness to prevent Ebola, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Based on what it called "promising data" from initial clinical trials in late…

5 Mar 2015 / Listen /
Achieving sustainability through marine sanctuaries Congo calls for unity to defeat Boko Haram "scourge" New guidelines recommend reduction of sugar intake “Life-saving aid” rushed to thousands amid fight for Iraq Disaster risk reduction saves lives and cuts losses
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Early detection sought for "zoonotic" diseases in Africa

Technician working in one of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Uganda Virus Research Institute. (Photo: IAEA/M. Warnau)

Health experts across Africa should be able to better track and detect animal diseases that threaten humans as a…

6 Mar 2015 / Listen /

Global food prices drop to 55-month low in February

Combine harvesters work the fields in France. Photo: FAO

Global food prices declined in February to their lowest level since July 2010, according to the UN Food and…

5 Mar 2015 / Listen /

Building a lifetime of opportunity for women and girls

Promotion image of The Empowerment Bridge: Building a Lifetime of Opportunity for Women and Girls

Grassroots organisations are key to women's economic empowerment, according to a representative from the private sector speaking at the…

5 Mar 2015 / Listen /

Reliable data needed to monitor socio economic development

2015 is a landmark year for achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Above, people carry drinking water in Bangladesh. Photo: Mohammad Rakibul Hasan/UNDP(file)

Securing reliable data to monitor development requires "effective, strong, sound" national statistical systems. That's the view of Lenni Montiel,…

5 Mar 2015 / Listen /
Asia and Pacific countries still face challenges in fighting poverty UN-led Libya peace talks to resume in Morocco Women's empowerment is unfinished business, says ITC chief East African countries work towards a single currency Militia in South Sudan urged to release abducted children
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Peace on Earth

Actor Charles Boyer discusses the cruelties of war, highlighting the urgency for peace in troubled areas such as Korea, India, Iraq, Germany and Syria, and giving a voice to soldiers…

24 Dec 2014 / Listen /

1996 Declaration of World Thanksgiving

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The United Nations celebrates the 1996 Declaration of World Thanksgiving, marking the first time every country in the General Assembly unanimously voted…

4 Nov 2014 / Listen /
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