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Happy Birthday to Modibo Keita PM of Mali born July 31, 1942

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Interview with Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development

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Source: United Nations News Centre – Interview with Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development

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Momentum building for UN-backed accord to combat billion dollar rogue fishing business

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  Thirteen additional countries need to ratify an agreement brokered by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to combat illegal fishing by blocking ports to ships known or believed to be carrying illicit catches that account for more than 15 per cent of global output, the agency said today. Source: United Nations News […]

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Small islands need partnerships to battle climate change, address ‘unique vulnerabilities,’ says Ban

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The global challenges facing the small island developing States (SIDS) are the international community’s collective responsibility, today stated the top United Nations official at the Security Council. Source: United Nations News Centre – Small islands need partnerships to battle climate change, address ‘unique vulnerabilities,’ says Ban

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On World Day, UN urges action to combat human trafficking, give victims ‘hope and justice’

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged every country to join the fight against human trafficking as United Nations agencies and their partners vowed to work together to support and protect victims of this transnational crime, while pursuing and prosecuting criminals and their networks. Source: United Nations News Centre – On World Day, UN urges action to […]

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Marking International Day of Friendship, UN chief hails power of the human spirit

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today praised a Paraguayan man whose “profound vision that the forces of animosity and hatred in our world are no match for the power of the human spirit” led to the creation of the International Day of Friendship, which falls on July 30 every year. Source: United Nations News Centre […]

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Happy Independence day to Vanuatu – Independence from the United Kingdom and France on July 30, 1980.

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Economic ‘slowdown’ predicted for Latin America and Caribbean in 2015 – UN regional forum

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Panama will lead Latin America and the Caribbean countries in economic growth that will average 0.5 per cent in 2015, according to United Nations projections released today, which not that to reverse the region’s economic slowdown, more investments are needed to boost growth and improve productivity. Source: United Nations News Centre – Economic ‘slowdown’ predicted […]

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At Security Council, Ban and UN special envoy outline ‘way forward’ on political solution for war-torn Syria

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Describing the more than four years of “slaughter” in Syria as a “shameful symbol of the international community’s divisions and failure,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appealed to the Security Council to endorse his Special Envoy’s recommendations on reaching the political solution that “all parties claim to support.” Source: United Nations News Centre – […]

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UN projects world population to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, driven by growth in developing countries

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The world’s population is projected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, 9.7 billion by 2050 and exceed 11 billion in 2100, with India expected to surpass China as the most populous around seven years from now and Nigeria overtaking the United States to become the world’s third largest country around 35 years from now, according […]

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