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UN seals historic treaty to protect threatened ecosystems

Source: Terra Daily, Sun October 31, 2010
A historic global treaty to protect the world's forests, coral reefs and other threatened ecosystems within 10 years was sealed at a UN summit on Saturday.

Scientists eradicate deadly rinderpest virus

Source: The Guardian, Fri October 15, 2010
Scientists have eradicated a killer virus in the wild, only the second time such a feat has been achieved in human history.

UN launches $40bn woman and child health plan

Source: BBC, Sun September 26, 2010
The UN has launched a $40bn (£25.5bn) health initiative aimed at saving the lives of 16 million women and children over the next five years.

Female candidates in upcoming Tanzanian polls to receive UN election training

Source: , Sun September 05, 2010
The United Nations is seeking to empower women candidates ahead of Tanzania’s general elections in October, including by improving their skills in public speaking, media engagement, campaign planning, presentations, community mobilization, advocacy and lobbying.

New U.N. Body To Put Value On Planet

Source: Planet Ark, Sat July 31, 2010
The world relies on a range of services nature provides -- water filtration by forests, pollination by bees and a supply of wild plant genes for new food crops or medicines. If nature charged for these, how much would it cost?

UN Agency Backs Bluefin Tuna Ban, Vote Due In March

Source: Planet Ark, Wed February 10, 2010
A United Nations scientific agency backed on Friday a proposal to ban international trade in Atlantic bluefin tuna, saying the species prized by sushi lovers needed to recover from commercial overfishing.

UN health agency set to receive 50 million H1N1 vaccines for developing countries

Source: UN News Centre, Tue November 10, 2009
A giant pharmaceutical company is slated to donate 50 million doses of the pandemic H1N1 vaccine to the United Nations public health arm, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced today.

John Lennon’s sons and Yoko Ono revive ‘Give Peace a Chance’ to help UN

Source: UN News Centre, Fri November 06, 2009
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of John Lennon and Yoko Ono recording the anti-war anthem Give Peace a Chance with the Plastic Ono Band, the United Nations announced today that the proceeds from the release of a commemorative single will garner funds for its peacebuilding efforts in countries emerging from conflict.

UN casts Disney’s Tinker Bell to raise environmental awareness among children

Source: UN News Centre, Wed October 28, 2009
The United Nations today named the Disney animated character Tinker Bell an “Honorary Ambassador of Green” to help promote environmental awareness among children.

Uranium talks “off to a good start”

Source: WIKI News, Mon October 19, 2009
Talks between Iranian, Russian, French, and United States officials are "off to a good start" according to Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the United Nations' nuclear watchdog.

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