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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