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Amadou & Mariam: Ambassadors against hunger for WFP and the European Union

Amadou and Mariam visiting a WFP project funded by the European UnionRome, 13 April 2011 (WFP) - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced the internationally acclaimed Malian singers Amadou & Mariam as WFP Ambassadors against Hunger for the European Union.

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Secretary-General's Remarks to Ceremony Kicking Off the “Road To The 2011 Rugby World Cup” New York, 11 April 2011

Thank you, Ambassador [Jim] McLay.

I am really pleased that you have chosen the United Nations to launch the road to the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

There are more similarities between rugby and diplomacy than you might realize. You lose teeth. We lose face. Your scrums confuse anyone who doesn't know the game. Just like our debates. For you, a goal is a try. At the UN, we try for a goal, like the Millennium Development Goals.

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General Assembly President confers with German leaders on global issues

General Assembly President Joseph Deiss7 April 2011 – The President of the General Assembly Joseph Deiss has had discussions on a wide range of global topics of interest to the United Nations with senior officials of the German Government, including the president, during a visit to the European country.

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Sudanese actor and French professor win annual UN Arab culture prize

7 April 2011 – The United Nations cultural agency announced today that it is awarding its annual Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture to Sudanese actor and theatre director Ali Mahdi Nouri and French professor Cherif Khaznadar.

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Complacency kills. Antibiotic resistance still on the rise in Europe

Combat Antibiotic Resistance: Balanced Use Is the Best Medicine - World Health Day 2011 posterWHO raises the alert on World Health Day

7 April 2011 (WHO) - Every year in the European Union alone it is estimated that over 25 000 people die of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections, mostly acquired in hospitals. In the wider WHO European Region, which encompasses 53 countries, the full number is not known as data are not available, but the signs suggest that the situation is even worse. Doctors and scientists across the Region fear that with the reckless use of antibiotics, resulting in the emergence and spread of antibiotic-resistant infections, we could return to a pre-antibiotic era where simple infections do not respond to treatment, and routine operations and interventions may become life-threatening.

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