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Sunday, 29 September 2013

India and Pakistan will work together over Kashmir

India and Pakistan will work together over Kashmir


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Activists push for global ban on stoning

Activists push for global ban on stoning


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Vision of a world free from war and hunger

Vision of a world free from war and hungerThe international community is expecting the major powers to set an example for others in peace building. Let the UN Security Council be the fulcrum in building consensus for driving all nations to join hands together in preserving peace.
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Progress against Global Poverty

Progress against Global Poverty

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New drugs to help cure skin cancer

New drugs to help cure skin cancer

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Friday, 27 September 2013

Helen Clark: Opening Speech on the occasion of the Rule of Law and Post-2015 Global Dialogue | UNDP

Helen Clark: Opening Speech on the occasion of the Rule of Law and Post-2015 Global Dialogue | UNDP.

International community galvanizes support for Lebanon | UNDP

International community galvanizes support for Lebanon | UNDP.

The Role for Anti-corruption and Governance: Looking to 2015 and Beyond | UNDP

The Role for Anti-corruption and Governance: Looking to 2015 and Beyond | UNDP.

MDG-F improves life for 9 million people worldwide

MDG-F improves life for 9 million people worldwide | UNDP.

US Ships More Wheat For Syrians In Need



A ship carrying wheat from the United States of America -- enough to help feed more than 3.5 million Syrians for one month -- has just delivered its cargo to the port of Beirut. The shipment is part of WFP's massive emergency food assistance operation for Syrians forced to flee the conflict in their country. It's the second ship to bring US wheat for WFP's work in Syria in less than six months.

UN chief calls for boosting collective efforts to combat growing threat of terrorism

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=46070&Cr=terror&Cr1#.UkWg4X3TVoM

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Scientists take big step towards universal flu vaccine





A new electronic database helps eradicate racial discrimination

A new electronic database helps eradicate racial discriminationThe database includes the texts of relevant international and regional instruments; information on existing avenues for remedy, recourse, redress and compensation; relevant decisions of international, regional and national courts; legal measures adopted by States - including anti-discrimination legislation, constitutional law and other type of legal measures; documents containing information on policy measures - including National Action Plans; and information on institutional measures including committees, working groups, networks, focal points. Links to relevant websites are also included and existing measures to combat racism are categorized under different thematic areas.
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Friday, 20 September 2013

Social Good Summit 2013 Sept 22-24th

Social Good Summit 2013 Sept 22-24th

Assad regime says Syria conflict has reached stalemate, plans to call for ceasefire

Assad regime says Syria conflict has reached stalemate, plans to call for ceasefireIf Syria rebel forces were to okay a ceasefire, it would have to be under international observation, the newspaper cited Jamil as saying. Monitors of UN peacekeepers from friendly or neutral countries could fill that role, he said.
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Syria: debate on the refugee crisis - with Justine Greening and WFP's Ertharin Cousin


 

Over 2 million people have been forced to flee Syria and many more are caught in the crossfire inside the country. How is international aid helping them?

Join the UK's Development Secretary Justine Greening and the World Food Programme's Ertharin Cousin in this live recording of yesterday's panel discussion (18 September 2013).

With (in order of appearance)

Ros Atkins – BBC News journalist and World Have Your Say presenter
@BBCRosAtkins

Ertharin Cousin – Executive Director of the UN's World Food Programme
@WFPErtharin

Justine Greening – The UK's Secretary of State for International Development
@JustineGreening

Ammar Waqqaf – An independent Syrian political analyst based in the UK
@ammarman

Mahmoud Mosa – a Syrian refugee staying in a camp in Kilis, Turkey
@Mosa13Mosa

Hanin Ghaddar – Lebanese journalist and editor of NOW English, based in Beirut
@haningdr

Get the latest updates on UK aid to Syria at:
www.gov.uk/government/news/syr…t-updates-on-uk-aid

Peace and stability must be at the heart of the global development agenda


World leaders should include conflict prevention in the framework to succeed the millennium development goals



Tuesday, 17 September 2013

BBC News Syria Google Plus Hangout- Sept 18th- 12:30pm -1:00pm

https://plus.google.com/app/basic/events/cbao6vb85456qamq43o9ruh9rag?cbp=9snddq8ruj8x&sview=27

Health kick 'reverses cell ageing'

Health kick 'reverses cell ageing' http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-24111357

Russia's Ambassador to the U.N., Vitaly Churkin gives an interview to the CNN



Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN, Vitaly Churkin gives an interview to the CNN channel on the situation in Syria.

United Nations News Centre - President recalls achievements, failures as General Assembly concludes 67th session

United Nations News Centre - President recalls achievements, failures as General Assembly concludes 67th session"It is the moment to reinvent the very definition of human progress & to transform what not so long ago was but a far-off dream, into a reality for all of mankind. And it is the very last moment to chart a course towards a more secure, prosperous and sustainable future."
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Welcome | United Kingdom | Global Poverty Project

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Blogs | United Kingdom | Global Poverty Project

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Monday, 16 September 2013

Home | Global Citizen

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Fighting poverty for a better world: The Millennium Development Goals



This year's Global Citizen Festival will draw attention to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and commitments to health, education, equality for women and girls, and global partnerships.

Learning Peace



In this video the UN Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific (UNRCPD), based in Kathmandu, Nepal, shares the efforts made in Nepal to teach peace in schools.

Peace Through Preventive Action



Preventing armed conflict saves lives and is at the core of the United Nations' mandate in maintaining peace and security. This video illustrates the work of the UN Department of Political Affairs and its political missions to alleviate tensions and build peace in many regions of the world.

Syria talks: France, UK, US news conference in Paris



French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, British Foreign Secretary William Hague and US Secretary of State John Kerry following meeting on Syria in Paris

Google mapping tools hailed by landmine clearance charity

Since its inception 25 years ago, the organisation claims to have cleared more than 13 million unexploded items.
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Saturday, 14 September 2013

Friday, 13 September 2013

Whole Foods Begins Selling Chicken-Less Eggs Made From Plants

Whole Foods Begins Selling Chicken-Less Eggs Made From PlantsWhile in 2000, global demand for eggs was about 14 million tons, according to the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization, it is forecasted to be about 38 million tons by 2030.
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Monday, 9 September 2013

Mosquito 'invisibility cloak' found

Mosquito 'invisibility cloak' found http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23987827

Renewed research offers ways out of depression

Renewed research offers ways out of depression
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On International Day, UN spotlights literacy as foundation for a more sustainable future

On International Day, UN spotlights literacy as foundation for a more sustainable future8 September 2013 150 United Nations senior officials highlighted the role of literacy in achieving a more sustainable future, stressing that knowledge can help combat poverty and improve people's livelihoods.
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USAID | feedthefuture-1000

http://50.usaid.gov/infographic-how-to-feed-the-future/feedthefuture-1000/?size=infographicMedium

Formula E to use wireless charging

Formula E to use wireless charging http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24013661

Nissan launches driver's smartwatch

Nissan launches driver's smartwatch http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23964797

'First starlight' instrument ready

'First starlight' instrument ready http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23964427

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

'Brain window' implant devised

'Brain window' implant devisedThey have converted a material - yttria-stabilized zirconia that is used in some ceramic hip implants and dental crowns - to make it transparent.
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New gene clue to ovarian cancer found in mice

New gene clue to ovarian cancer found in miceIf the gene has a similar role in humans, it could lead to new screening tests, say scientists at the London Research Institute, Cancer Research UK.
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Samsung unveils Galaxy Gear smartwatch accessory

Samsung unveils Galaxy Gear smartwatch accessoryIt unveiled the the watch - which will go on sale from 25 September - at the Ifa consumer tech show in Berlin.
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Monday, 2 September 2013

High dose of statins can beat dementia

High dose of statins can beat dementiaDr Lin and his colleagues found that the patients who took the highest dose of statins were three times as likely to reduce the chance of developing dementia. It was the dose rather than whether the pills were water soluble or lipid soluble which made the difference, according to Dr Lin of the National Taiwan University Hospital.
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Sunday, 1 September 2013

Stick insect leads antibiotic hunt

Stick insect leads antibiotic hunt http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-23903861

Graphene used to make graphene-copper composite that is 500 times stronger

Graphene used to make graphene-copper composite that is 500 times strongerResearchers at the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology KAIST have created composite materials using graphene that are up to 500 times stronger than the raw, non-composite material. This is the first time that graphene has been successfully used to create strong composite materials and due to the tiny amounts of graphene used just 0.00004% by weight this breakthrough could lead to much faster commercial adoption than pure graphene, which is still incredibly hard to produce in large quantities.
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