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UN Asia-Pacific forum calls for inclusive, job-generating growth to bridge region’s income gap

07 August 2014 – With 743 million people in Asia and the Pacific still desperately poor, it is essential that growth be sustainable, inclusive and job-generating, declared the head of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) as it kicked off its Ministerial Segment in Bangkok today.

UN promotes ‘effective’ breastfeeding, aims to cut on breast-milk substitutes

04 August 2014 – The United Nations children’s agency today said it is working with governments, the private sector and local communities to make it easier for women to breastfeed their infants, and to end false marketing of breast milk substitutes.

Simple, smart, cost-effective, breastfeeding provides benefits that last a lifetime – UN

01 August 2014 – The best thing a mother can do for her newborn is breastfeed – which does more than help children survive, it helps them to thrive with benefits that last a lifetime, said the United Nations today, kicking off World Breastfeeding Week.

FEATURE: As climate talks heat up, experts debate if natural gas, fracking will turn ‘brown’ economies ‘green’

01 August 2014 – The world faces a looming energy problem. There’s not enough of it. It also faces a looming climate change problem. Too much of it. Could natural gas and fracking technology be part of the solution to both challenges?

UN working group proposes ambitious future development agenda

22 July 2014 – Member States have forwarded to the United Nations General Assembly a set of proposed goals that consider economic, social and environmental dimensions to improve people’s lives and protect the planet for future generations.

‘Indigenous peoples’ must feature in new global development agenda, stress UN experts

21 July 2014 – The new global sustainable development agenda that Members States are currently working on must include specific references to indigenous peoples and the challenges they face, a group of United Nations experts stated today

At conference, UNAIDS chief calls for end to 'hypocrisy' in fighting HIV/AIDS

20 July 2014 – The head of the United Nations agency dealing with HIV and AIDS today urged world leaders at an international conference in Australia to end the hypocrisy on sex and make treatment and reproductive health education universally available.