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  • Girls Can Cut Poverty in Developing Economies: UN
    Girls Can Cut Poverty in Developing Economies: UN

    Developing economies stand to win an extra $21 billion (19 billion euros) if they improve girls' health and sex education, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said Thursday.

  • Japanese cuisine added to world heritage list
    Japanese cuisine added to world heritage list

    The United Nations cultural organization has added traditional Japanese food to its cultural heritage list, making it only the second national cuisine to receive the prized designation.A UNESCO committee announced the decision Wednesday at a ...

  • World Obesity Day 2016: This Global Killer is on the Rise in the Developing World
    World Obesity Day 2016: This Global Killer is on the Rise in the Developing World

    More people in the world are obese than underweight, with child and adolescent obesity rising rapidly, particularly in developing nations, the United Nations said ahead of the second annual World Obesity Day on Tuesday.

  • UN Urges Action to Fix 'Broken' World Food System
    UN Urges Action to Fix 'Broken' World Food System

    The United Nations urged political leaders from around the world on Wednesday to up their game in the fight to wipe out malnutrition, a global scourge which afflicts poor and rich alike. "Part of our ...

  • United Nations Adopts PM Modi's Proposal, Declares an International Yoga Day
    United Nations Adopts PM Modi's Proposal, Declares an International Yoga Day

    The UN General Assembly (UNGA) has declared June 21 as International Yoga Day, recognizing ancient India's 'holistic approach to health and well-being.'Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had proposed holding an International Yoga Day in his ...

  • U.N. Causes Food-Poisoning with Deliveries of old,
    U.N. Causes Food-Poisoning with Deliveries of old, "Mouldy" Biscuits to Syria, says Rights Body

    A rights body has said that the United Nations sent hundreds of boxes of "mouldy" high-energy biscuits that were past their 'sell-by' date to besieged people in Syria this month.

  • U.N. Food Agency Says 14 Million Face Hunger in Southern Africa
    U.N. Food Agency Says 14 Million Face Hunger in Southern Africa

    About 14 million people face hunger in Southern Africa because of a drought that has been exacerbated by an El Nino weather pattern, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

  • UN Warns of Hunger Threat in Southern Madagascar
    UN Warns of Hunger Threat in Southern Madagascar

    The United Nations says farmers in southern Madagascar urgently need support ahead of the year-end crop-planting season to offset the devastating impact of years of drought.

  • Obesity Rates Soar Due To Dramatic Global Diet Shift: Experts Reveal
    Obesity Rates Soar Due To Dramatic Global Diet Shift: Experts Reveal

    If you are suffering from obesity or issues related to excessive body mass index (BMI), then blame it on your sedentary lifestyle and reduction in regular physical exercises, the United Nations has said in a ...

  • To Curb Deaths From Disasters, End Poverty - U.N. Chief
    To Curb Deaths From Disasters, End Poverty - U.N. Chief

    Ending extreme poverty is essential to save lives and limit damage from disasters, U.N. chief Ban Ki-Moon said, as figures revealed poorer nations bear the brunt of deaths from earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, storms and heat ...

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