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Healthier nutrition in the United States can be achieved

Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) at UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Photo: FAO

Improving the food habits of Americans can be done, according to the Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services of the US Department of Agriculture. Kevin Concannon is in Rome, Italy this…

21 Nov 2014 / Listen /

Millions #Imagine a better world for children

Photo: World Bank/Natalia Cieslik

People around the world are being given an opportunity to promote children's rights by making videos of their own version of John Lennon's iconic song Imagine. Using the hash tags #Imagine and #EveryVoiceCounts,…

20 Nov 2014 / Listen /
Pledges to climate fund welcomed by UN chief "Unprecedented" growth in importance of UN Police Ukraine suffering a total breakdown in law and order, says UN expert North Korea urged to resolve issues "promptly" with nuclear agency Eritrea human rights probe tackles 'long list' of alleged abuses Innovation to drive change for most disadvantaged children Pope is ally in fight against malnutrition Number of foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq increases to 15,000 Global action for better nutrition begins in Rome "Major gaps in water and sanitation" persist warns UN "Moral imperative" to end open defecation: UN chief Concern over imminent release of man convicted of Srebrenica genocide Violence dashes hopes for Sahel's vulnerable, says top UN aide
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"Close to impossible" to reach communities in terrorist-controlled areas in Iraq

Nickolay Mladenov. UN Photo/Yubi Hoffmann

It's becoming "close to impossible" to reach communities in areas of Iraq which are controlled by terrorists, according to…

21 Nov 2014 / Listen /

Up to 1mn in Syria, Iraq may be "left out in cold" this winter

A young Syrian refugee wraps himself up in a thick blanket, part of aid to help his family weather the winter in northern Iraq. Photo: UNHCR

Up to one million Syrians and Iraqis may be "left out in the cold" as winter approaches, the UN…

21 Nov 2014 / Listen /

Report on world's children shows progress and challenges

Nicholas Alipui. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz

Progress has been made in improving the lives of children around the world although challenges still remain. That's according…

20 Nov 2014 / Listen /

Pope calls nutrition and environment “global public issues”

Pope Francis addresses the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) at FAO Headquarters in Rome. Photo: FAO/Giulio Napolitano

Food, nutrition and the environment are global public issues, according to the leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis.…

20 Nov 2014 / Listen /

Bringing the voice of the people to the global stage

Saber Chowdhury, President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union. UN Photo/Mark Garten

The voices of the people must be heard in the designing of the new UN Sustainable Development Goals or…

20 Nov 2014 / Listen /
Solutions sought for food wastage problem in Papua New Guinea Progress in provision of water and sanitation but challenges remain Global community misjudged world's malnutrition challenges Villagers in India's Rajasthan state build toilets to improve lives Over one billion people forced to defecate in the open Plane crash probe results due to be released Global experts focus on nutrition challenges of 21st Century ISIS "undeniably" guilty of war crimes Young people can propel economies of developing countries: UN report Survivors of Ebola get food aid from UN agency Women's rights missing from food and nutrition policies Civil Society acting as voice of the malnourished Food rations for 500,000 refugees in Kenya cut
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1996 Declaration of World Thanksgiving

The United Nations celebrates the 1996 Declaration of World Thanksgiving, marking the first time every country in the General Assembly unanimously voted in support of a spiritual idea. Language: English…

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The War on Flu

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The story of influenza and the fight against the virus led by the World Health Organization. Language: English Genre: Drama 1954 Duration:…

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