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Food insecurity threatens children in Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria and Somalia – UNICEF

Photo:A UNICEF nutrition volunteer measures the mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) of a child during a health screening as part of a UNICEF Rapid R...

Millions could escape poverty by finishing secondary education, says UN cultural agency

22 June 2017

While a new United Nations study shows that the global poverty rate could be more than halved if all adults completed secondary...

UNESCO chief deplores destruction of iconic mosque and minaret in Iraq's Mosul

Photo:Al Nuree Mosque and its Al Hadba Minaret in Mosul, Iraq.

22 June 2017
The head of the United Nations cultural agency today depl...

Global narcotics market 'thriving;' range of available drugs diversifying at alarming pace – UN

22 June 2017
Of the quarter of a billion people who used drugs in 2015, about 29.5 million – or 0.6 per cent of the global adult population –...

Sri Lanka's food gap widens in wake of regional floods and drought, UN agencies warn

22 June 2017
An extreme drought followed by floods has affected large swathes of cropland in Sri Lanka, United Nations agencies reported toda...

Don't put yourself in weather danger: check out our updated regional mountain forecasts

22 June 2017,UK

Half of people across the UK (49%) now consider themselves ‘outdoor enthusiasts’ according to new research released today by...

What caused the record UK winter rainfall of 2013-14?

22 June 2017, UK

Unusual conditions in the tropics and stratosphere gave rise to the very wet winter of 2013-14, in which there was damaging...

WWF Research Finds Improved Environmental Performance is Good for Shrimp Aquaculture Business

June 22, 2017, Washington, DC

More intensive shrimp farming can yield better environmental and economic results, according to a new study...

Driving G20 Commitments Toward Bolder Action

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June 21, 2017
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