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More action needed to reduce burden of noncommunicable diseases

A man smokes on the side of the road as a bus passes in Nepal. Photo: World Bank/Aisha Faquir

Heart disease, lung disease, cancer and diabetes represent the largest cause of death of people under the age of 70 years worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). These four non-communicable diseases…

23 Jul 2016 / Listen /

Terror threat remains "persistent and credible" UN counter-terror expert says

Jean-Paul Laborde. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

The threat of terrorism remains "persistent and credible", the head of the UN Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate (CTED) has said.…

22 Jul 2016 / Listen /

Urgent funding needed for proposed humanitarian operation in Mosul, Iraq

UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, Lise Grande (right), in conversation with refugees coming our of Iraq. Photo: OCHA

As the Iraqi army moves to retake the city of Mosul from the terrorist group ISIL, or Daesh, aid…

22 Jul 2016 / Listen /

Modern technology hailed as the smart way to make cities better for people

PanamaCity-Buildings-Cities-20JUL16-350-300

A bid to improve the lives of billions of people in cities by using Information Communication Technology (ICT) to…

22 Jul 2016 / Listen /
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