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At Dubai forum, UNESCO chief calls for scaling up efforts to educate girls worldwide

Source : UN.org / 19 Mar 2014

The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today called on Governments, the private sector and civil society to scale up efforts to provide quality education for girls, stressing the transformative benefits this has for all of society.

 

U.N. world food price index jumps 2.6 pct in February

By Naomi O'Leary / Reuters / 08 Mar 2014 

Global food prices rose 2.6 percent in February in the sharpest climb since mid-2012 due to unfavourable weather, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday, with the crisis in Ukraine threatening to cause future volatility.

 

Climate change hampers fight against malaria - study

By Louis Charbonneau / Reuters / 07 Mar 2014

Malaria risks spreading to high altitudes as global temperatures rise and further warming might cause a significant increase in malaria cases in highland regions where malaria is endemic, according to a study published on Thursday.

 

Four in 10 South Sudanese need aid but violence blocks access - U.N.

By Katy Migiro / Trust.org / 06 Mar 2014

More than 40 percent of South Sudan’s population need emergency assistance such as food or water, the U.N. said, but ongoing battles mean only a minority are within reach.

The conflict in the world's youngest country erupted late last year between troops backing President Salva Kiir and soldiers loyal to his sacked vice president Riek Machar. Thousands of civilians have been killed in the violence in the oil-producing nation.

 

10 million children in Mideast to get polio vaccine: UN

Source : AFP / 03 Mar 2014

Millions of children in the Middle East will be vaccinated against polio this month after the crippling disease resurfaced in conflict-hit Syria, the United Nations said Sunday.

Mass vaccinations have already been launched in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and Syria, while a similar campaign in Lebanon will start on March 9, the UN Children's Fund Unicef said in a statement.

 

2013 sixth-hottest year: UN

Source : AFP / 06 Feb 2014

Last year tied for the sixth-hottest on record, confirming that Earth’s climate system is in the grip of warming that will affect generations to come, the UN’s weather agency said Wednesday.

“This is confirmation of the trend of global warming of the planet,” World Meteorological Organization (WMO) chief Michel Jarraud told AFP.

 

UN: Cancer cases set to rise by half by 2030

Source : IINA / 05 Feb 2014

New cases of cancer will rise by half by 2030, reaching 21.6 million per year compared to 14 million in 2012, the UN said on Monday in a global analysis of the scourge.

 

Russia in world's top 3 recipients of foreign investment for first time - UN

Source : RT / 30 Jan 2014

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Russia reached a record $94 billion in 2013, a leap of 83 percent on the year before according to a United Nations report. Russia follows the US and China as the third most attractive country for investors.

The Global FDI research published by the UNCTAD – the UN agency responsible for international trade and development – has Russia jumping 6 places from its 9th spot in 2012.

 

U.N. to help Libya develop tourism sector

 

Source : AFP / 14 Nov 2013

The U.N. World Tourism Organization said Wednesday it has signed an agreement with Libya to help the war-ravaged country, which is trying to become less reliant on energy exports, develop its tourism sector.

Under the agreement the Madrid-based UNWTO will provide technical support to help the Libyan government develop a tourism strategy and update the laws governing the sector, the organization said in a statement.

 

Saudi Arabia’s Hayat Sindi to serve on U.N. body

Source : Saudi Gazette / 05 Nov 2013

The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited Saudi scientist and researcher Hayat Sindi to serve on the world body’s Scientific Advisory Board.

Sindi, one of the first women to be appointed to the Kingdom’s consultative Shoura Council, is among 26 scientists from around the world to join the newly constituted body, which will provide the U.N. leadership with advice on science, technology and innovation for sustainable development.

 
 

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