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Community engagement key to tackling non-communicable diseases, says Assembly President

19 June 2014 – Broader community-based engagement is vital to tackling non-communicable diseases – such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes – which are one of the major challenges for development in the 21st century, the President of the United Nations General Assembly stressed today.

Human security approach essential to tackling 21st century challenges – UN officials

18 June 2014 – Human security – broadly defined by the United Nations as “the right of people to live in freedom and dignity, free from poverty and despair” – provides a new way of thinking about the range of 21st century challenges and how to respond to them, UN officials said today, backing this people-centred approach as vital to the ensuring sustainable development for all.

UN recognizes Chile, China and Morocco for progress on fighting hunger, malnutrition

16 June 2014 – Chile, China and Morocco today joined a growing group of countries that are making successful strides in fighting hunger and malnutrition, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced today.

UN urges G77+China to unite on combating poverty, climate change

15 June 2014 – As the Group of 77 Summit ends today with a focus on creating a new sustainable development framework, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed to the G77 and China the importance of cooperation and partnerships to reduce inequality, end poverty and fight climate change.