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WORLD BANK / FOOD PRICES OBESITY

High priced food is contributing to an obesity epidemic in developing countries as poor people increasingly rely on cheap, high caloric food products, according to the World Bank's Food Price Watch. WORLD BANK

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UN / UNDOF

The President of the Security Council for the month of March, Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin today (27 March) read a Council press statement concerning the security risks and operational challenges facing the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) due to the ongoing fighting in the Force’s area of operation by the parties to the Syrian [...]

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UN / YOUTH FORUM WRAP

Speaking to the ECOSOC Youth Forum, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted the role of his newly appointed UN Envoy on Youth, 29-year-old Ahmad Alhendawi, and asked for strong support from Member States in order to "unleash the power of young people." UNTV 

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IMF / ENERGY SUBSIDIES

A new International Monetary Fund (IMF)  paper urges governments the world over to reform energy subsidies for products ranging from coal to gasoline. IMF

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RWANDA / CHILD FRIENDLY PLACES

UNICEF is providing organized recreational activities for children and youth at the Nkamira Transit Centre, located in Rwanda's north-western District of Rubavu, which hosts thousands of Congolese refugees, most of whom are women and children. UNICEF

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