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First Lady Michelle Obama Encourages Collaborative Food Marketing Effort to Empower Parents

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Ed. Note: This is adapted from the Let’s Move! blog. You can see the original post here.  From the State Dining Room of the White House yesterday, the First Lady addressed a diverse cross section of leaders from food and media industry executives, advocates, parent leaders, government agency representatives and researchers about the power of marketing […]

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Chinese top legislator pledges stronger bilateral ties with Nigeria

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Zhang Dejiang (L), chairman of the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC), meets with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja, Nigeria, Sept. 18, 2013. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)   ABUJA, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) — Chinese top legislator Zhang Dejiang on Wednesday pledged to build stronger bilateral relations with Nigeria during an official visit to the […]

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Happy Independence day to South Ossetia – Independence from Georgia in 1990

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South Ossetia (/əˈsɛtiə/[3] ə-SET-ee-ə or /ɒˈsiːʃə/[4] o-SEE-shə) or Tskhinvali Region[nb 1] is a disputed region and partly recognised state in the South Caucasus, located in the territory of the South Ossetian Autonomous Oblast within the former Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic of the USSR.[5] South Ossetians declared independence from Georgia in 1990, calling themselves the Republic […]

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PM Stephen Harper announces visit to New York

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September 20, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that he will travel to New York City from September 24 to 26, 2013, to co-host a United Nations event that will focus on the major health challenges facing women and children around the world.  He will also participate in a moderated discussion on […]

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UN to spotlight disability inclusive development at high-level meeting next week

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Daniela Bas, Director of the Division for Social Policy and Development at the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA). UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras 20 September 2013 – Ahead of next week’s high-level meeting to discuss the role of persons with disabilities in contributing to overall development, senior United Nations officials today urged the international […]

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UN official dismayed at Israeli obstruction of humanitarian aid for Palestinians

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Israeli soldiers search a Palestinian’s car at the Hawera checkpoint outside the town of Nablus in the West Bank.   Photo: IRIN/Kobi Wolf 20 September 2013 – A senior United Nations relief official today expressed deep concern that Israeli forces prevented the provision of humanitarian assistance to a Palestinian community in urgent need in the occupied […]

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‘Predictable and sustained’ international support vital for Afghan transition – UN official

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Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas 20 September 2013 – “Predictable and sustained” international support for Afghanistan will be critical as the country proceeds with its transition, prepares to hold elections next year and international forces draw down by the end of 2014, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said today. “In a period […]

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Italy must do more to combat human trafficking and sexual exploitation – UN expert

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A human trafficking awareness billboard. Photo: IRIN/Mohamed Amin Jibril 20 September 2013 – Warning that human trafficking in Italy, particularly for the sexual exploitation of women and girls, is growing, a United Nations human rights expert today called on the Government to boost its efforts to combat the scourge. “Italy needs to rekindle its fight […]

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Thousands of Syrian children fleeing country alone, UN agency warns

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Over half of Syrian refugees in Lebanon are children. Photo: OCHA/D. Palanivelu 20 September 2013 – More than 4,000 Syrian children have crossed borders into neighbouring countries without parents or adult relatives, the United Nations children’s agency said today, warning that without the protection of guardians, they remain extraordinarily vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. UN […]

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Central African Republic: UN agencies scaling-up aid amidst more displacement

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Food rations being handed out at this WFP distribution centre on the grounds of the community hospital in Bangui, Central African Republic. Photo: WFP/Herve Serefio 20 September 2013 – The United Nations food relief agency is reopening its offices in the northern parts of the country and using mobile teams to reach some of the […]

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