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Limit UN goals, get more value for money: study

Focusing on a few global UN targets for 2030, such as cutting child malnutrition or phasing out fossil fuel subsidies, will give better value for money than a scattergun list, an expert panel said on Thursday. The group, comprisin

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One in 10 have no access to water, says study

One in 10 world inhabitants do not have access to an improved water source, said a startling report  on the eve of the World Water Day, which is celebrated on March 22 every year. Nowadays, 750 million people live with a majo

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Major nations debate ending UN sanctions on Iran

Major world powers have begun talks about a United Nations Security Council resolution to lift UN sanctions on Iran if a nuclear agreement is struck with Tehran, a step that could make it harder for the US Congress to undo a deal, Western offici

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Bahrain’s strides in safeguarding human rights in focus

Bahrain's huge strides in safeguarding human rights in the face of extreme challenges, were highlighted at the UN in Geneva yesterday (March 4). It took part in the 28th session of the Human Rights Council at the Palais des Na

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Bahrain named centre for UN academy for training

The UN has chosen Bahrain to be a centre for the International Academy for training. The first workshop of the centre was 'Enhancing the Quality of Industrial policies', which was held yesterday (March 1) under the patron

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Libya needs maritime force to stop illicit oil: UN

Libyan authorities are unable to halt the illicit trade in oil or the flow of weapons in and out of the country, and they need an international maritime force to help, United Nations sanctions monitors said in a new report. The co

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UN team probes Mers virus surge in Saudi

An international team of United Nations human and animal health experts has flown to Saudi Arabia to investigate a recent surge in cases of a deadly virus known as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or Mers. Speaking from Riyadh on

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‘Yemen collapsing, on brink of civil war’: UN

The United Nations warned that Yemen is "collapsing before our eyes", on the brink of civil war and prime for Al Qaeda militants to grow stronger in the country as talks on a political settlement continue. Al Qaeda and o

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Business jet makers want out of UN plane tracking plan

Business jets, which mostly carry the rich and powerful, should not be subject to a United Nations proposal to require plane makers to install costly equipment that would better track aircraft, an industry group said on Tuesday. T

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Build better roads to bolster food supplies: study

Billion-dollar investments in basic transport and electricity in developing nations are among the best ways to curb hunger by 2030 since a quarter of all food is now wasted after harvest, according to a report issued on Thursday.

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