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•Being responsive to the national needs

•Setting exemplary standarts in perfor-mance and quality

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New avian influenza’s rapid spread to Europe threatens poultry sector especially in low-resourced countries

FAO and OIE urge at-risk countries to step-up prevention efforts through increased bio-security.


A new bird flu strain detected in Europe which is similar to strains reported to be circulating in 2014 in Asia poses a significant threat to the poultry sector, especially in low-resourced countries situated along the Black Sea and East Atlantic migratory routes of wild birds, FAO and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) warned.

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UN sounds alarm to end ‘global pandemic’ of violence against women

Violence against women and girls is a global pandemic that destroys lives, fractures communities and holds back development, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said as the world body today marked the International Day to End Violence against Women.

“But violence against women and girls does not emerge from nowhere. It is simply the most extreme example of the political, financial, social and economic oppression of women and girls worldwide,” Mr. Ban said at an Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) event at Headquarters.

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UN-backed reconstruction efforts set to kick-off in Gaza

The next phase in reconstruction efforts for war-ravaged Gaza is slated to begin as early as next week following an updated “understanding” between Israeli and Palestinian stakeholders, the United Nations special envoy in the region has announced.

In a statement, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Robert Serry, hailed what called a “further understanding” to the trilateral agreement between Israel, the Palestinian Government of National Consensus, and the UN, permitting some 25,000 home owners in Gaza to access building materials for the repair of their homes damaged in the recent 51-day conflict there.

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Ban urges Israeli, Palestinian leaders to stand up to extremists on both sides, end surging violence

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that he was shocked by the recent deadly attack on a synagogue in West Jerusalem and “at this delicate and dangerous juncture” both leaders must show the courage to do everything necessary to end the surging violence.


A statement issued by the Office of the United Nations Spokesperson in New York this evening said Mr. Ban today spoke separately by telephone today with Mr. Netanyahu and Mr. Mahmoud.

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