Published: Monday 30 September 1996

UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund has declared that the first week of September be observed as the 'Nutrition Week'. This would highlight strategies to combat malnutrition and focus on food security in households -- especially in India where malnutrition is a recurring problem -- and the adoption of caring practices which would allow for a child to be properly nourished. Malnutrition in children could have a serious impact by causing severe retardation of growth.

Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, will host the World Solar Summit from 16-17 September. Delegates from more than 100 countries would launch the world solar programme 1996-2005, a campaign initiated by the United Nations Economic, Social and Cultural Organisation (unesco) to boost research, education, production, marketing and job creation in all fields of renewable energy. The programme seeks to promote some 300 'highest priority' renewable energy projects ranging from rural electrification projects in Asia to solar industrial capacity building in Africa to be implemented over the next ten years. UNESCO will bring out a wide range of educational and training material this year, including a renewable energy post-graduate learning package consisting of texts, videos, software and CD-ROMs.

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