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Two Japanese Sites To Get World Farming Heritage Status
Offbeat  (tags: United Nations, World Agriculture Heritage, Niigata Prefecture, Sado Island, Noto Peninsula, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, farming, FAO, conservation, rice paddy, adaptive management systems, Globally Important Agricultural Heritage, environment )

- 2413 days ago -
The Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture and Sado Island in Niigata Prefecture will be included in a United Nations agriculture heritage list to be announced on June 11.
UN Reports 1.3 Million People Die Annually Due to Road Accidents
Offbeat  (tags: United Nations, world, safety, interesting, design, environment, business, government )

Sally Ann
- 2613 days ago -
An estimated 1.3 million people die on the worlds roads every year with around 50 million injured or disabled by accidents, with accidents costing countries up to four per cent of their Gross National Product (GNP) yearly.
U.N. Condemns Gaza Ship Raid Deaths
Offbeat  (tags: un, United Nations, condemns, Gaza massacre )

- 2787 days ago -
JERUSALEM - The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday condemned acts which resulted in the loss of civilian lives on ships carrying pro-Palestinian campaigners and aid to Gaza, and called for an impartial investigation into Israel's deadly raid.
Film on Double Hibakusha in Works
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- 2846 days ago -
NEW YORK - A 20-minute trailer for a film about Tsutomu Yamaguchi, who survived the atomic bombings of both Hiroshima and Nagasaki and died in January, was shown during the recent New York Peace Film Festival. "I think he must be so happy, just as he was

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