Black Panther’s ‘General Okoye’ joins the fight against gender-based violence

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Danai Gurira, one of the stars of hit movies “Black Panther” and “Avengers: Infinity War,” in her role as General Okoye, has been named a Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women, lending her name and dedicating her support to gender equality and women’s rights.
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Central African Republic: UN warns that more than six in 10 people now need urgent humanitarian assistance

22 November 2018 by 0 Comment Read for you 100 Views
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People’s needs in Central African Republic (CAR) have increased significantly in recent months, the top United Nations aid official in the country warned on Wednesday, amid worsening localized violence that has included the recent torching of two camps for displaced people.
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UN police officer recognized for protecting vulnerable Somali women from abuse

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United Nations Police Officer Phyllis Osei has been awarded the 2018 UN Female Police Officer Award, in recognition for her outstanding work with the UN Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), at a ceremony in New York on Monday.
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World Children’s Day: Millie Bobby Brown to #GoBlue as new UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

21 November 2018 by 0 Comment Read for you 122 Views
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On this World Children’s Day, when kids across the globe unite for their rights, Emmy-Nominated actress Millie Bobby Brown has been named the newest United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador.
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Violence against women, a cause and consequence of inequality

21 November 2018 by 0 Comment Read for you 99 Views
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The lack of women’s empowerment is a critical form of inequality. While there are many barriers to empowerment, violence against women and girls (VAW) is both a cause and a consequence of gender inequality.
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Rescued migrants refuse to leave ship taking them to Libya

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Dozens of increasingly desperate migrants rescued by a cargo ship in the Mediterranean have been refusing to leave after it docked in a Libyan port. Some told journalists they would rather die than be forced to disembark in Libya where they say they were held captive and tortured by smugglers.
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'I don't want to be the UK's only black female history professor'

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The UK's first black female history professor says she hopes she's not "the only one" for long. Dr Olivette Otele was awarded a professorship and a chair in history by Bath Spa University last month.
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Help build vulnerable island states’ resilience to extreme weather, urges senior UN official

14 November 2018 by 0 Comment Read for you 77 Views
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With Small Island Developing States (SIDS) bearing the brunt of economic losses from climate change, making them more resilient to extreme weather events must be a priority, said Inga Rhonda King, President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), speaking at UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday.
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Building climate resilience and peace, go hand in hand for Africa’s Sahel – UN forum

14 November 2018 by 0 Comment Read for you 75 Views
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To build a sustainable peace in Africa’s Sahel region, “urgent attention” is needed to mitigate the effects of climate change, and ensure that communities have access to sufficient opportunities, a joint meeting between the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the UN Peacebuilding Commission highlighted on Tuesday.
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Pakistan's schools crisis has 'devastating impact on millions of girls'

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Pakistan’s school system is in crisis, with a lack of government facilities creating “education deserts” for poor children, especially girls, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch.
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