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1. Global hunger reduced despite population gains, UN says

UN Wire | May 27, 2015

There are about 795 million hungry people globally, down from about 1 billion in 1990 despite conflicts, natural disasters and a population increase, says a report by the Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Food Programme and the International Fund for Agricultural Development. The report also shows that 72 out of 129 countries have met the Millennium Development Goal for reducing hunger. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (05/27) The Detroit News (05/27)


2. Both sides in Yemen conflict accept UN peace talks invite

UN Wire | May 22, 2015

Yemen government and Houthi rebel officials have tentatively agreed to attend United Nations-hosted peace talks to begin Thursday. However, both sides are issuing conditions for their attendance. Meanwhile, aid is slowly reaching civilians. Al Jazeera (05/21) Reuters (05/22) Reuters (05/22)


3. UN's Green Climate Fund is ready to support clean-energy projects

UN Wire | May 22, 2015

The United Nations' Green Climate Fund is ready to start providing financial assistance to developing countries for climate-adaptation and clean-energy projects. Japan's $1.5 billion contribution put the fund over its financial threshold for operating. Responding to Climate Change (U.K.) (05/21)


4. SDG for water and sanitation must have measurable goals

UN Wire | May 22, 2015

Advocates attending next week's United Nations General Assembly hearings on the Sustainable Development Goals want to ensure that the SDG Goal 6 on water and sanitation will contain measurable and inclusive indicators for progress, writes Esmee Russell of End Water Poverty. Inter Press Service (05/22)


5. UN nuclear treaty conference ends without agreement

UN Wire | May 27, 2015

The monthlong conference on the United Nations' Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty closed Friday without reaching an agreement. One stumbling block was a proposal to ban nuclear weapons in the Middle East. Reuters (05/22) Yahoo (05/22)


6. UN's Lanzer: South Sudan could suffer economic failure, famine

UN Wire | May 22, 2015

South Sudan is economically unstable because of ongoing conflict between the government and rebels, according to Toby Lanzer, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator in the country. The likelihood of famine in South Sudan "cannot be excluded," he contends. The Guardian (London) (05/22) Voice of America (05/21) Yahoo (05/22)


7. War crimes court needed in Kosovo, UN envoy says

UN Wire | May 27, 2015

The Mainichi (Japan) (05/27)


8. Illegal transporting of dead bodies results in new Ebola cases in Guinea

UN Wire | May 22, 2015

The Associated Press (05/22)


9. El Nino could boost temperatures again this year

UN Wire | May 22, 2015

This year's El Nino weather phenomenon could result in record-breaking warm temperatures, scientists say. Warmer weather could spawn droughts and flooding in various regions and affect staple food crops such as rice. BBC (05/21) Responding to Climate Change (U.K.) (05/22)


10. Malala challenges governments to provide 12 years of free education for all children

UN Wire | May 22, 2015

Reuters (05/21)




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