Iraq: Over 150,000 children endangered by ‘freezing’ temperatures, warns UNICEF

11 December 2018 by 0 Comment Read for you 115 Views
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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has ramped up efforts to provide warm clothes and life-saving supplies to more than 150,000 displaced children across northern Iraq whose lives are threatened by freezing temperatures.

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Syrian civilians must be protected amid ISIL executions and airstrikes: Bachelet

05 December 2018 by 0 Comment Read for you 144 Views
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Reports that violent extremists in Syria have executed civilians in the east of the war-torn country have been condemned by the UN’s top rights official, Michelle Bachelet.

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‘We need to do more’ to transform the world, deputy UN chief tells African audiences

05 December 2018 by 0 Comment Read for you 126 Views
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During her current trip to South Africa, Deputy-Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has spoken at several events in Johannesburg, on the importance of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development - the UN’s blueprint to end extreme poverty, fight injustice, and protect the planet, ensuring that no one is left behind.

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COP24: green, gender focus, as UN's crucial climate change conference gets underway

03 December 2018 by 0 Comment Read for you 164 Views
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COP24, the two-week 24th conference of the parties of the United Nations Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC), started on Sunday in Katowice, Poland, with a special focus on carbon neutrality and gender equality.
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Black Panther’s ‘General Okoye’ joins the fight against gender-based violence

03 December 2018 by 0 Comment Read for you 132 Views
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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 171 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

22 November 2018 by 0 Comment Read for you 198 Views
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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 227 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 173 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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