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Global shortage of health workers expected to keep growing, UN agency warns

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Health care professional conducts blood pressure check. Photo: WHO/Christopher Black 11 November 2013 – The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today warned of the serious implications for billions worldwide due to the shortage of healthcare workers, which is estimated to grow to 12.9 million by 2035 from the current deficit of 7.2 million. A […]

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Kenya, Somalia reach agreement with UN agency on dignified return of refugees

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Somali refugee children at Dadaab, Kenya, where WFP is providing emergency food aid. Photo: WFP/Rose Ogola 11 November 2013 – The United Nations refugee agency and the Governments of Kenya and Somalia today signed an agreement laying out the framework by which Somali refugees in Kenya could return to their homeland. The agreement comes as […]

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UN Security Council weighing how to enable Sudan’s polio campaign, says president

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Amb. Liu Jieyi of China. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe 11 November 2013 – The United Nations Security Council is working right now to consider a way to enable a delayed polio campaign in the Sudan to go ahead, the body’s president told journalists. Speaking after closed-door consultations on Sudan and South Sudan, Liu Jieyi of China, […]

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As growth slows, developing countries face uncertainties over debt, UN conference told

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UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi. Photo: UNCTAD 11 November 2013 – Greater steps must be taken to avoid or mitigate debt crises, particularly among developing countries which, for the first time in more than a decade, are seeing their debts rise in relation to their gross domestic product (GDP), a United Nations debt management conference heard […]

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Funding deficit of over $40 million threatens UN assistance to Palestinian refugees

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UN-funded housing project site for Palestinians at Khan Younis, Gaza. UN Photo/Shareef Sarhan 11 November 2013 – The United Nations agency providing protection and assistance to some five million Palestinian refugees is facing a cash deficit that threatens to bring its operations to a standstill, its chief has warned, appealing to both traditional and new […]

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UN chief kicks off international week with call to harness science for greater good

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe (file photo) 11 November 2013 – From climate change to public health, science and technology can help countries forge a sustainable future, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed today, marking the start of the International Week of Science and Peace. “Science offers many answers to shared threats and many innovations that […]

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UN court rules for Cambodia in Preah Vihear temple dispute with Thailand

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View of the courtroom at the opening of the ICJ hearings in the Temple of Preah Vihear case between Cambodia and Thailand. ns and agencies. Credit: UN Photo/ICJ-CIJ/Frank van Beek 11 November 2013 – The United Nations International Court of Justice (ICJ) today ruled that Cambodia has sovereignty over the whole territory of the Preah […]

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Happy 96th Independence day to Poland – Restoration of Poland’s independence on 11 Nov 1918 after 123 years of partitions by Russia, Prussia, and Austria.

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Poland i/ˈpoʊlənd/ (Polish: Polska), officially the Republic of Poland (Polish: Rzeczpospolita Polska; Kashubian: Pòlskô Repùblika), is a country in Central Europe, bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine, Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea and Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) and Lithuania to the north. […]

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Happy 39th Independence day to Angola – Independence from Portugal on 11 Nov 1975.

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Angola, officially the Republic of Angola (Portuguese: República de Angola: ʁɛpublika de an’ɡɔla; Kikongo, Kimbundu, Umbundu: Repubilika ya Ngola), is a country in Southern Africa bordered by Namibia on the south, the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the north, and Zambia on the east; its west coast is on the Atlantic Ocean and Luanda […]

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Happy 80th Birthday to Jalal Talabani 6th President of Iraq born 12 Nov 1933

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Jalal Talabani (Kurdish: جەلال تاڵەبانی Celal Tallebanî, Arabic: جلال طالباني‎ Jalāl Ṭālabānī; born 12 November 1933) is the sixth and current President of Iraq, a leading Kurdish politician. He is the first non-Arab president of Iraq, although Abdul Karim Qasim was of partial Kurdish heritage.[1] Talabani is the founder and secretary general of one of […]

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