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Asia needs to spend more to cut disaster risk: U.N.

The United Nations says Asian governments need to spend more in disaster risk reduction measures to meet Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of cutting poverty and improving access to health and education by 2015.Full story

Helping young women around the world

  The U.N. announced its plans to launch a new campaign to address the needs of adolescent girls in developing counties. Elizabeth Gore of GirlUp.org, explains the innovative campaign.

Ahmadinejad blames capitalism for poverty

Iran's president on Tuesday predicted the defeat of capitalism and blamed global big business for the suffering of millions,. Full story

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Village becomes lab for curing Africa's problems

UNICEF shifts focus onto poorest of the poor

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President Barack Obama addresses a summit on the Millennium Development Goals at the United Nations Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010.