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Ban calls on people everywhere to act charitably

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On International Day, Ban calls on people everywhere to act charitably in the face of human suffering
Source:UN News.

5 September 2015 – On the International Day of Charity, marked annually on 5 September, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling on people everywhere to volunteer and act charitably in the face of human suffering.

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Universal access to services and social protection

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Universal access to services and social protection
Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS

So said Dr Mario Raviglione, Director of the World Health Organization (WHO)'s Global Tuberculosis Programme, in an interview given to Citizen News Service (CNS) at the ongoing 5th Asia Pacific Region Conference on Lung Health of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union). TB is indeed the top infectious disease killer!

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Global sustainability agenda

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General Assembly hands over draft global sustainability agenda to UN Member States
Source:UN News.

1 September 2015 – The United Nations General Assembly today approved a resolution sending the draft ‘2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’ to Member States for adoption later this month, bringing the international community “to the cusp of decisions that can help realize the… dream of a world of peace and dignity for all,” according to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

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Maria Montessori

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Maria Montessori (1870-1952)
by Rene Wadlow

31 August is the birth anniversary of Maria Montessori, an Italian childhood educator and world citizen. Her approaches to early childhood education are used both in Montessori schools and also more widely in other schools and home schooling.

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A Fresh Template for Changing Realities:

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A Fresh Template for Changing Realities:
Creating meaningful structures for Moroccan Jewry’s past and future

By Yossef Ben-Meir
 

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Ratify Nuclear Test Ban

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UN urges all States to sign, ratify Nuclear Test Ban as 'critical step on road to nuclear-free world'

An atmospheric nuclear test conducted by the United States at Enewetak Atoll, Marshall Islands, on 1 November 1952. Photo: US Government

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Water-scarce countries ‘more crop per drop’ – UN agency

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New open-access database aims to get water-scarce countries ‘more crop per drop’ – UN agency

Farmland along the banks of Rwanda's Lake Sake. Photo: FAO/Giulio Napolitano

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Syria: ISIS Iconoclasts leave a bloody trail of destruction

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Syria: ISIS Iconoclasts leave a bloody trail of destruction
by Rene Wadlow
2015-08-25 11:31:51
 
 

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Effective and accountable security institutions

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 UN officials spotlight need for effective and accountable security institutions

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Edmond Privat

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Edmond Privat

BIOGRAPHIES, 17 August 2015

René Wadlow – TRANSCEND Media Service

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