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WHO / CORONAVIRUS

Talking about the recent outbrake of Coronavirus, the World Health Organization's Spokesperson Gregory Hartl said today in Geneva that "Anytime a new virus starts infecting humans, we have to take it seriously and especially a virus which has killed 60 percent of the people it infects." WHO

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UN / PEACE AND SECURITY IN AFRICA

The Secretary-General spoke at the Security Council meeting this morning on terrorism in Africa. He said that terrorism is a threat to Africa’s peace, security and development. UNTV

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FAO / FORESTS-EDIBLE INSECTS

Addressing the International Conference on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition in Rome today, Eva Ursula Muller, Director, of Forestry, Economics, Policy and Products Division of FAO talked about insects as a new nutritious and protein-rich food. She said that "insects are now being a novelty in Europe. Plus they are healthy, they're nutritious and [...]

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LEBANON / LADSOUS

As part of his five-day tour of the region, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous on Sunday toured the Line of Withdrawal (Blue Line) in UNIFIL area of operations in southern Lebanon.  UNIFIL

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UN / TRAFFICKING OF PERSONS

The Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, along with the head of the UN office against drugs and crime, Yuri Fedotov, and Oscar-winning actress and UN Goodwill Ambassador, Mira Sorvino, called today (13 May) for concrete actions to combat the trafficking in persons, a modern form of slavery that creates millions of victims, and whose profits in the [...]

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FAO / EDIBLE INSECTS

Population growth, urbanisation and the growing middle class are all contributing to a growing global demand for protein. Insects contain high levels of essential nutrients and vitamins, as well as high protein content comparable to meat products. FAO

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