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Newsfile aggregates news that might otherwise drop off the horizon about situations affecting humanitarian work and the international situation. It doesn't chase after the most immediate stories which other newsfeeds can offer. Latest items from each region are presented first. To comply with fair-use rules we give only a headline, or enough of the story to explain the headline. All the stories cited are fully detailed. Dollars are U.S. unless stated otherwise.

May 2014

How to fix the U.N.

The United Nations needs some basic rethinking over the next ten years to improve its work for development. This conclusion comes from a survey of 3400 people across the world who know the organization from the inside.

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Bad diets worse than smoking

"Unhealthy diets are now a greater threat to global health than tobacco. The declaration comes from Olivier De Schutter, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, on 18 May 2014 ahead of the conference ‘Towards a Global Convention to Protect and Promote Healthy Diets’.

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U.N. /N.G.L.S.

If you haven't consulted the United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service newsletter yet, it is worth a visit since it is available on the Web and via email.

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