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VOA News Examines U.N. Women In Series Of Articles

VOA News has published a five-part series examining U.N. Women. The agency’s “success depends on availability of resources and financial support. Member states have agreed to provide the new entity with an initial minimum budget of at least $500 million a year,” the news service writes (Wuhib, 6/8).

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Ambassador Rice Addresses U.N. High Level Meeting On AIDS

State’s “DipNote” blog published video and a transcript of remarks made on Wednesday by Ambassador Susan Rice, U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations, at the U.N. High Level Meeting on AIDS (6/8).

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Ban Calls For Global Unity To End AIDS By 2020 At U.N. Meeting Opening

In his opening address at the U.N. High Level Meeting on AIDS on Wednesday, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon “told presidents, ministers and diplomats from across the globe that if all partners involved in the fight unite ‘as never before,'” the goal of “zero new infections, zero stigma and zero AIDS-related deaths” can be achieved, the Associated Press/Kansas City Star reports (Lederer, 6/8).

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VOA News Examines Debate Over U.N. Women Funding Levels

VOA News examines advocates’ concerns over funding levels for U.N. Women.

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Eight Out Of 10 Countries Using mHealth Services, WHO Report Says

Eighty-three percent of countries are using mobile phone technology for health services, according to a WHO study (.pdf) released on Tuesday at the Mobile Health Summit in Cape Town, South Africa, Agence France-Presse reports (6/7).

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Volatile Food Prices Likely To Continue, Threatening Food Security In Developing World, FAO Says

“Drought in some areas and heavy rain in others are keeping world food prices near record levels, threatening the food supply for poorer, food-importing countries,” the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in its biannual report (.pdf) on Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal reports (Rai/Henshaw/Moffett, 6/8).

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U.N. Security Council Unanimously Adopts Resolution On Peacekeeping And AIDS

The U.N. Security Council “has unanimously adopted a resolution underlining the need for continued international action to halt the impact of HIV and AIDS in conflict and post-conflict situations,” VOA News reports.

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Torrential Rains Trigger Flooding, Mudslides, Additional Cholera Cases In Haiti

“At least 20 people have died due to torrential downpours in Haiti, authorities said Tuesday, and aid agencies are scrambling to respond to a resurgence of cholera triggered by the heavy rain,” CNN reports (6/8).

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Stop TB Partnership Releases 5 TB Prevention Steps

Ahead of the U.N. High Level Meeting on AIDS, the Stop TB Partnership released five guidelines aimed at preventing tuberculosis, which results in one in four AIDS-related deaths, the U.N. News Centre writes.

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Money Must Be Spent Wisely In Fight Against HIV/AIDS, Report Says

More money, less waste and smarter programmes are urgently needed to consolidate precious gains in the war on AIDS and HIV, UNAIDS said” in a report released on Thursday ahead of the disease’s 30th anniversary and the beginning of the U.N. High Level Meeting on AIDS, Agence France-Presse reports.

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