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Malnutrition in Africa

Africas attempts to achieve health for all by 2030 could be threatened unless the continent address the twin challenges of undernutrition and obesity, experts attending a United Nations meeting in Nairobi this week have warned.

SOP newswireSecurity Council receives UN watchdog's report on Iran's nuclear activities - The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today sent a new report on Iran to the United Nations Security Council, which has threatened sanctions if the country does not suspend uranium enrichment and reprocessing activities and take steps to assure
SOP newswireSecurity Council votes to set up UN peacekeeping force in Darfur - The Security Council agreed today to deploy a United Nations peacekeeping force of more than 17,000 troops in Sudan’s strife-torn Darfur region by the end of the year to try to end the spiralling violence and displacement there that has led senior UN officials to warn of an imminent humanitarian catastrophe.
SOP newswireEPA Cites the Virgin Islands Government For Widespread Hazardous Waste Violations - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has cited the U.S. Virgin Islands for widespread violations of federal rules for the proper management of certain hazardous wastes at many government facilities on all three islands. According to an Administrative Consent Order issued by EPA, government operations as diverse as schools, office buildings and motor pools, as well as the Virgin Islands Department of
Ann PoludenkoUkraine Celebrates Anniversary of Independence - The very thing that unites people around the world is a desire to be free. Independence is a great value for all the citizenry, no matter what country they are from.
Elyse FrankoLearning to Love East Germany - My head was pounding as my host mother drove me through the streets of Rathenow, Germany. Jet lag was beginning to hit hard and I could barely keep my eyes during her mini-tour of the city.
SOP newswireEthiopia: UN agencies provide emergency grants in response to flooding - With continued heavy rains spawning renewed flooding across Ethiopia, the United Nations" humanitarian and development agencies are
SOP newswireUNICEF works to help Lebanese children back to school - With Lebanon’s education sector suffering around $70 million damage because of the recent conflict, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is working to ensure hundreds of thousands of pupils receive notebooks and other supplies before classes resume, while other UN agencies have stepped up their humanitarian efforts and more
SOP newswireSudan: UN helps launch programme to improve capacity of independent judiciary - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank, and Sudan’s Ministry of Finance have launched a programme designed to strengthen the judiciary in the strife-torn African country.
SOP newswireSecurity Council decides to proceed with scheduled meeting on Darfur - The Security Council will proceed with plans to meet on Monday to discuss the deteriorating situation in Sudan’s impoverished and strife-torn Darfur region, despite a request from the Sudanese Government to postpone the meeting, the Council’s President said today.
SOP newswireFBI Sting Operation Nets Suspects in Sri Lanka Arms Trafficking By Lea Terhune - Washington – An investigation involving law enforcement agencies in three countries has landed alleged participants in a scheme to obtain arms for Sri Lanka’s rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in jail without bail.
SOP newswireSecurity Council met today to discuss the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian Question - IBRAHIM GAMBARI, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, said that it was necessary to step back from the events of the past month in the Middle East, especially the situation in Lebanon, and consider the state of the overall peace process in the region in light of the developments during the past year. This time last year, Israel had been in the process of disengaging from Gaza and part of the northern West Bank, and the international community, led by the Quartet, had
SOP newswireDeteriorating situation in Darfur leaves UN extraordinarily concerned Annan's deputy - Warning that "something very ugly is brewing" in Darfur, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Mark Malloch Brown today urged the international community to pay close attention to the crisis in the impoverished and strife-torn region of western Sudan.
SOP newswireU.S., China Explore Joint Efforts for Tackling Global Concerns By Jane Morse - Washington -- China and the United States took another step toward greater cooperation on pressing transnational issues with a second session of the China-U.S. Global Issues Forum, held in Beijing on August 9-10.
SOP newswireU.S., U.K. Submit Resolution on U.N. Peacekeepers for Darfur - United Nations -- The United States and the United Kingdom introduced a draft U.N. Security Council resolution August 17 for the
SOP newswireU.S., European Researchers Explore Geologic History of Alps - Washington – Periods of dramatic climate change millions of years ago shaped the Alps as they stand today, according to collaborative findings from an Italian, Swiss and U.S. research team.
SOP newswireU.S. Welcomes Cooperative Inquiry of New Balkans War Videos By Vince Crawley - Washington -- Serbian television has aired videos of alleged atrocities by Croat and Bosnian troops in 1995, and the United States has welcomed investigations by the former warring parties, saying individuals rather than groups should be held accountable for any war crimes.
SOP newswireAnnan welcomes signs that Middle East cessation of hostilities seems to be holding - Expressing relief that the cessation of hostilities in Lebanon and northern Israel “appears to be generally holding” since it began earlier today, Secretary-General Kofi Annan called on all sides in the recent conflict in the region to act quickly to consolidate progress and then convert it into a durable ceasefire.
SOP newswireTokyo Donors Call For End of Violence in Sri Lanka By Melody Merin - Washington -- Concerned about the growing humanitarian crisis in Sri Lanka, the Co-Chairs of the Tokyo Donor Conference—the United States, the European Union, Japan and Norway—call on the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) “to cease hostilities immediately and return to the negotiation table,” according to a statement issued August 11 by the Department of State.
Rasha LambaOne and two and three and four jointed the storm some brutal more - It will be again for old democracies renewed as newer democracies as Mr. Bush is an active president of all presidents in the world and can't sit keep quiet and naturally, the policies will go on, who will be in the follow up list nobody knows.
SOP newswireKhalilzad urges Iraqis to unite against terrorism By David Shelby - Washington – U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad condemned the August 10 suicide attack against Shi’a Islam’s holiest shrine, the Imam Ali Mosque in Najaf, Iraq. The attack killed at least 35 people and injured more than 120.
Andrew ChienReturning Stereotype - The British people have turned the tables on the Americans. According to a survey of 6,000 Brits they said the U.S. has the worst food.
SOP newswireSECRETARY-GENERAL APPOINTS MARGARET NOVICKI AS DIRECTOR - United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan is pleased to announce the appointment of Margaret Novicki as the Director of the United Nations Information Centre in Pretoria, South Africa. Ms. Novicki, a national of the United States, brings to this post extensive experience in communications, media relations and journalism, much of it acquired in Africa. She will take up her duties on
Sean StubblefieldOperation: Scorched Earth - Tragic tales of senseless and pointless feuding, motivated and perpetuated by spiteful ego. Capulets and Montagues. Hatfields and McCoys. Hezbollah and Israel.
SOP newswireUSAID Sends Additional Humanitarian Supplies to Lebanon - WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) transported seven additional emergency medical kits, as well as 1,000 tarps, and 20,000 blankets to Lebanon to be distributed to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working in the area.
SOP newswireHigh-Activity Radioactive Materials Secretly Removed From Chechen Site - WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) announced that more than 5,500 curies of radioactive cobalt-60 and cesium-137, enough material for at least five “dirty bombs,” have been removed from Chechnya and safely returned to Russia for protection.
SOP newswireDespite violence Iraq is not sliding into civil war, Rice says - Washington -- With the “turbulent” Iraqi transition from dictatorship to democracy underway, the United States’ best course, according to Secretary of Sate Rice, is to continue to provide security and help with reconstruction in order to give Iraqis “a chance to achieve what they clearly are all trying to achieve.”
SOP newswireU.S. General Says Middle East Militias By Jacquelyn S. Porth - Washington " The U.S. commander who oversees military operations in the Middle East says extremism "remains a serious danger to global
Shakti GhimireInternational Youth Summer Camp in UK - The Third International Youth Summer School was organized by Summer School Ltd, and a non-profit initiative under the collaboration of the Centre for Innovation in Voluntary Action.
SOP newswireOil Spill Casused By Israeli Attack Hits Syrian Coastline - A coordinated response must urgently be allowed to proceed, so that we can limit the immediate environmental damage as well as the
Andrew ChienIraqi soldiers targeted by bomb attacks - a strike against the new government's attempt to build confidence in their security forces
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