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New standards to improve adolescent care worldwide

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UN agencies launch new standards to improve adolescent care worldwide
[A girl laughs during a skit on the prevention of HIV, at a youth centre in Moundou, Chad. Photo: UNICEF/P. Esteve]
Source:UN News.

6 October 2015 – Two United Nations agencies – the UN World Health Organization (WHO) and the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) – announced today they have developed new standards for quality health-care services for adolescents, which aim to help countries improve services for people between the ages of 10 and 19.

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Palmyra: ISIS-wanton destruction

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Palmyra: ISIS-wanton destruction
on: October 05, 2015In: ASIA, MIDDLE EAST, OPINION, POLITICSNo Comments

By Rene Wadlow

On 4 October, 2015 Maamun Abdulkarim, the Syrian Director General of Antiquities and Museums, confirmed that the 2000 year old Arch of Triumph in the ancient city of Palmyra had been blown up by ISIS forces which control the city and the surrounding area. He said “ It is now wanton destruction; their acts of vengeance are no longer ideologically driven because they are now blowing up buildings with no religious meaning.”

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Boost growth in stagnant economies

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New UN trade report cites measures to ease financial uncertainty, boost growth in stagnant economies

Source:UN News.

6 October 2015 – According to the 2015 Trade and Development Report, launched today by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), urgent measures must be taken to address critical issues in the global financial architecture to establish a more stable and inclusive international monetary system.

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Dialogues for justice, public interest and the common good

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Dialogues for justice, public interest and the common good
Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS

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UN General Assembly President hails annual debate

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UN General Assembly President hails annual debate as ‘historic and seminal’
Source:UN News.

3 October 2015 – The United Nations General Assembly wound up its 70th annual General Debate today, attended by the highest number of Heads of State and Government ever, with Assembly President Mogens Lykketoft calling it a “historic” event crowned by the “truly seminal commitment” to achieving ambitious new development goals by 2030.

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Dream of smoke-free society

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Join hands to make the ,dream of smoke-free society a reality!
Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS

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Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

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UN-led International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

Rene Wadlow*

"The struggle against the nuclear weapon cult and threats it poses to the international peace, security and development, like all struggles against belief systems which have outlived their times, is going to be long and arduous."

K. Subrahmanyam. Nuclear Proliferation and International Security.

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Socrates in the Classroom and the Community Hall

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Socrates in the Classroom and the Community Hall

Dr. Yossef Ben-Meir

Socrates, I imagine, might well have found himself at home at a modern-day community meeting, during which local people discuss the socio-economic and environmental challenges they face and determine solutions to meet their needs, in order of priority.

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Nepal makes major strides in tobacco control

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Despite crippling challenges, Nepal makes major strides in tobacco control
Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS

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Billions of people in developing world still without Internet access

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Billions of people in developing world still without Internet access, new UN report finds

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