Friday, 21 November 2014

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30% of world population overweight or obese

30% of world population overweight or obese

21 November 2014. While continuing to tackle hunger and starvation, efforts are needed against obesity, the growing epidemic of the 21st century. 65% of the world's population lives in countries where overweight and obesity kills more people than underweight.  Read more

World Philosophy Day: The importance of critical thinking

World Philosophy Day: The importance of critical thinking

20 November 2014. UNESCO has celebrated World Philosophy Day with events at its Paris Headquarters on t... Read more

A child dies every 5 minutes as a result of violence

A child dies every 5 minutes as a result of violence

20 November 2014. The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says that children´s rights have not been fulfil... Read more

Carbon neutraliy has to be reached by mid-century

Carbon neutraliy has to be reached by mid-century

19 November 2014 – In order to limit global temperature rise to 2ºC and head off the worst impacts of c... Read more

Breaking the taboo on a major problem for health and gender

Breaking the taboo on a major problem for health and gender

19 November 2014. The UN today called on religious, education and opinion leaders in developing regions... Read more

No safe toilet for one out of three women

No safe toilet for one out of three women

19 November 2014 - Of the 2.5 billion people living without access to improved sanitation, as many as 1... Read more

UNFPA: World’s 1.8 Billion Young key to Development

UNFPA: World’s 1.8 Billion Young key to Development

  18 November 2014—Developing countries with large youth populations could see their economies soar... Read more

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World TV Day 2014

“Television helps bring the world to people’s lives and living rooms. Through quality programming, television sheds light on global issues and opens windows of understanding on the struggles and hopes of communities and families everywhere. The United Nations looks forward to continuing our work with broadcasters to help inform, educate and build a better world.” - Ban Ki-moon is the Secretary-General of the United Nations

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