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New York, Nov 22 (JEN) On a tour of the United Nations Accessibility Centre for the audio, visual, and physically impaired on Friday, United States Senator Tom Harkin said that “when you make a sys...

UN agency unveils push to make cooking safe for 10 million people by 2020

New York, Nov 22 (JEN) Every year, household air pollution from cooking kills over four million people and sickens millions more, the United Nations spotlighted at a New York conference on cookstoves,...

Slovenia: UN expert urges focus on ‘vulnerable’ ostracized older persons

New York, Nov 22 (JEN) Following her first official visit to Slovenia, the United Nations independent expert on the human rights of older persons hailed efforts by the country’s Government in ensuri...

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Anaemic growth for shipping industry amid 'stumbling' global economy-UN report
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New York, Nov 21 (JEN): The growth of global seaborne shipping over the past year has reflected the “stumbling” progress of the world economy, the United Nations trade and development body announc...

Improving system for person with disabilities good for all says US advocate on tour of UN accessibility centre
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New York, Nov 22 (JEN) On a tour of the United Nations Accessibility Centre for the audio, visual, and physically impaired on Friday, United States Senator Tom Harkin said that “when you make a sys...

UN warns Pacific islands of extreme weather risks during upcoming wet season
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New York, Nov 22 (JEN) Extreme weather conditions predicted for the Pacific Ocean pose a significant threat for island states' industry and infrastructure, warns a new advisory note from the United Na...

Slovenia: UN expert urges focus on ‘vulnerable’ ostracized older persons
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New York, Nov 22 (JEN) Following her first official visit to Slovenia, the United Nations independent expert on the human rights of older persons hailed efforts by the country’s Government in ensuri...

Middle East: UN-backed reconstruction efforts set to kick-off in Gaza next week
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New York, Nov 22 (JEN) The next phase in reconstruction efforts for war-ravaged Gaza is slated to begin as early as next week following an updated “understanding” between Israeli and Palestinian s...

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