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Vision of a world free from war and hunger

The international community is expecting the major powers to set an example for others in peace building. Let the UN Security Council be the fulcrum in building consensus for driving all nations to join hands together in preserving peace. source

Vision of a world free from war and hunger

The international community is expecting the major powers to set an example for others in peace building. Let the UN Security Council be the fulcrum in building consensus for driving all nations to join hands together in preserving peace. source

US Ships More Wheat For Syrians In Need

A ship carrying wheat from the United States of America — enough to help feed more than 3.5 million Syrians for one month — has just delivered its cargo to the port of Beirut. The shipment is part of WFP’s massive emergency food assistance operation for Syrians forced to flee the conflict in their country. It’s the second ship to bring US wheat for WFP’s work in Syria in less than six months.

US Ships More Wheat For Syrians In Need

A ship carrying wheat from the United States of America -- enough to help feed more than 3.5 million Syrians for one month -- has just delivered its cargo to the port of Beirut. The shipment is part of WFP's massive emergency food assistance operation for Syrians forced to flee the conflict in their country. It's the second ship to bring US wheat for WFP's work in Syria in less than six months.

A new electronic database helps eradicate racial discrimination

The database includes the texts of relevant international and regional instruments; information on existing avenues for remedy, recourse, redress and compensation; relevant decisions of international, regional and national courts; legal measures adopted by States – including anti-discrimination legislation, constitutional law and other type of legal measures; documents containing information on policy measures – including National Action Plans; and information on institutional measures including committees, working groups, networks, focal points. Links to relevant websites are also included and existing measures to combat racism are categorized under different thematic areas. source

A new electronic database helps eradicate racial discrimination

The database includes the texts of relevant international and regional instruments; information on existing avenues for remedy, recourse, redress and compensation; relevant decisions of international, regional and national courts; legal measures adopted by States - including anti-discrimination legislation, constitutional law and other type of legal measures; documents containing information on policy measures - including National Action Plans; and information on institutional measures including committees, working groups, networks, focal points. Links to relevant websites are also included and existing measures to combat racism are categorized under different thematic areas. source

Assad regime says Syria conflict has reached stalemate, plans to call for ceasefire

If Syria rebel forces were to okay a ceasefire, it would have to be under international observation, the newspaper cited Jamil as saying. Monitors of UN peacekeepers from friendly or neutral countries could fill that role, he said. source

Assad regime says Syria conflict has reached stalemate, plans to call for ceasefire

If Syria rebel forces were to okay a ceasefire, it would have to be under international observation, the newspaper cited Jamil as saying. Monitors of UN peacekeepers from friendly or neutral countries could fill that role, he said. source

Syria: debate on the refugee crisis - with Justine Greening and WFP's Ertharin Cousin

Syria: Live debate on the refugee crisis – with Justine Greening and WFP’s Ertharin Cousin   Over 2 million people have been forced to flee Syria and many more are caught in the crossfire inside the country. How is international aid helping them? Join the UK’s Development Secretary Justine Greening and the World Food Programme’s Ertharin Cousin in this live recording of yesterday’s panel discussion (18 September 2013). With (in order of appearance) Ros Atkins – BBC News journalist and World Have Your Say presenter @BBCRosAtkins Ertharin Cousin – Executive Director of the UN’s World Food Programme @WFPErtharin Justine Greening – The UK’s Secretary of State for International Development @JustineGreening Ammar Waqqaf – An independent Syrian political analyst based in the UK @ammarman Mahmoud Mosa – a Syrian refugee staying in a camp in Kilis, Turkey @Mosa13Mosa Hanin Ghaddar – Lebanese journalist and editor of NOW English, based in Beirut @haningdr Get the latest updates on UK aid to Syri

Syria: debate on the refugee crisis - with Justine Greening and WFP's Ertharin Cousin

Syria: Live debate on the refugee crisis - with Justine Greening and WFP's Ertharin Cousin   Over 2 million people have been forced to flee Syria and many more are caught in the crossfire inside the country. How is international aid helping them? Join the UK's Development Secretary Justine Greening and the World Food Programme's Ertharin Cousin in this live recording of yesterday's panel discussion (18 September 2013). With (in order of appearance) Ros Atkins – BBC News journalist and World Have Your Say presenter @BBCRosAtkins Ertharin Cousin – Executive Director of the UN's World Food Programme @WFPErtharin Justine Greening – The UK's Secretary of State for International Development @JustineGreening Ammar Waqqaf – An independent Syrian political analyst based in the UK @ammarman Mahmoud Mosa – a Syrian refugee staying in a camp in Kilis, Turkey @Mosa13Mosa Hanin Ghaddar – Lebanese journalist and editor of NOW English, based in Beirut @haningdr Get the latest u

Food Waste: Key To Ending World Hunger

Therefore, any solutions to world hunger must start with a massive reduction of food waste. source    

Food Waste: Key To Ending World Hunger

Therefore, any solutions to world hunger must start with a massive reduction of food waste. source    

United Nations News Centre - President recalls achievements, failures as General Assembly concludes 67th session

“It is the moment to reinvent the very definition of human progress & to transform what not so long ago was but a far-off dream, into a reality for all of mankind. And it is the very last moment to chart a course towards a more secure, prosperous and sustainable future.” source

United Nations News Centre - President recalls achievements, failures as General Assembly concludes 67th session

"It is the moment to reinvent the very definition of human progress & to transform what not so long ago was but a far-off dream, into a reality for all of mankind. And it is the very last moment to chart a course towards a more secure, prosperous and sustainable future." source

Peace Through Preventive Action

Preventing armed conflict saves lives and is at the core of the United Nations’ mandate in maintaining peace and security. This video illustrates the work of the UN Department of Political Affairs and its political missions to alleviate tensions and build peace in many regions of the world.

Peace Through Preventive Action

Preventing armed conflict saves lives and is at the core of the United Nations' mandate in maintaining peace and security. This video illustrates the work of the UN Department of Political Affairs and its political missions to alleviate tensions and build peace in many regions of the world.

NHS stop-smoking service a success

The team said the service was the jewel in the NHS crown; after it helped nearly 146,000 people to quit between 2001 and 2011. source

NHS stop-smoking service a success

The team said the service was the jewel in the NHS crown; after it helped nearly 146,000 people to quit between 2001 and 2011. source

Whole Foods Begins Selling Chicken-Less Eggs Made From Plants

While in 2000, global demand for eggs was about 14 million tons, according to the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization, it is forecasted to be about 38 million tons by 2030. source

Whole Foods Begins Selling Chicken-Less Eggs Made From Plants

While in 2000, global demand for eggs was about 14 million tons, according to the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization, it is forecasted to be about 38 million tons by 2030. source

Renewed research offers ways out of depression

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Renewed research offers ways out of depression

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On International Day, UN spotlights literacy as foundation for a more sustainable future

8 September 2013 150 United Nations senior officials highlighted the role of literacy in achieving a more sustainable future, stressing that knowledge can help combat poverty and improve people’s livelihoods. source

On International Day, UN spotlights literacy as foundation for a more sustainable future

8 September 2013 150 United Nations senior officials highlighted the role of literacy in achieving a more sustainable future, stressing that knowledge can help combat poverty and improve people's livelihoods. source

'Brain window' implant devised

They have converted a material – yttria-stabilized zirconia that is used in some ceramic hip implants and dental crowns – to make it transparent. source

'Brain window' implant devised

They have converted a material - yttria-stabilized zirconia that is used in some ceramic hip implants and dental crowns - to make it transparent. source

New gene clue to ovarian cancer found in mice

If the gene has a similar role in humans, it could lead to new screening tests, say scientists at the London Research Institute, Cancer Research UK. source

New gene clue to ovarian cancer found in mice

If the gene has a similar role in humans, it could lead to new screening tests, say scientists at the London Research Institute, Cancer Research UK. source

Samsung unveils Galaxy Gear smartwatch accessory

It unveiled the the watch – which will go on sale from 25 September – at the Ifa consumer tech show in Berlin. source

Samsung unveils Galaxy Gear smartwatch accessory

It unveiled the the watch - which will go on sale from 25 September - at the Ifa consumer tech show in Berlin. source

High dose of statins can beat dementia

Dr Lin and his colleagues found that the patients who took the highest dose of statins were three times as likely to reduce the chance of developing dementia. It was the dose rather than whether the pills were water soluble or lipid soluble which made the difference, according to Dr Lin of the National Taiwan University Hospital. source

High dose of statins can beat dementia

Dr Lin and his colleagues found that the patients who took the highest dose of statins were three times as likely to reduce the chance of developing dementia. It was the dose rather than whether the pills were water soluble or lipid soluble which made the difference, according to Dr Lin of the National Taiwan University Hospital. source

Graphene used to make graphene-copper composite that is 500 times stronger

Researchers at the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology KAIST have created composite materials using graphene that are up to 500 times stronger than the raw, non-composite material. This is the first time that graphene has been successfully used to create strong composite materials and due to the tiny amounts of graphene used just 0.00004% by weight this breakthrough could lead to much faster commercial adoption than pure graphene, which is still incredibly hard to produce in large quantities. source

Graphene used to make graphene-copper composite that is 500 times stronger

Researchers at the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology KAIST have created composite materials using graphene that are up to 500 times stronger than the raw, non-composite material. This is the first time that graphene has been successfully used to create strong composite materials and due to the tiny amounts of graphene used just 0.00004% by weight this breakthrough could lead to much faster commercial adoption than pure graphene, which is still incredibly hard to produce in large quantities. source