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UN envoy concerned about fighting in Central Darfur

Aichatou Mindaoudou

Fighting between armed rebels and the Sudanese army together with its militias in Central Darfur is endangering the safety of civilians in the area. This concern has been expressed by Aichatou Mindaoudou, the acting head of the joint United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID). This follows reports of heavy fighting between the Sudanese Revolutionary [...]

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UN Daily News 09 January 2013

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Chadian migrants from Libya are helped to resettle

Distribution of non food items to the arriving migrants

Thousands of Chadian migrants who worked in Libya for many years lost their livelihoods when they were forced to return home as the country went through political turmoil. Now, thanks to a donation of $2.9 million by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is helping the Chadians resettle [...]

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ILO report highlights the value of domestic workers to families and society

Domestic worker in Egypt

More than 50 million people worldwide, mostly women, are employed as domestic workers, according to the latest figures from the International Labour Organization (ILO). But ILO says despite their numbers, domestic workers are among the least protected of employees. Long hours, poor working conditions and insufficient legal protection are some of the realities they face. [...]

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Progress is made in helping Haiti recover from 2010 earthquake

Men and women clean the rubble and the streets of the Carrefour Feuille area of Port-au-Prince

Efforts to help Haiti recover from the earthquake that struck the Caribbean country on 12 January 2010 are have positive results although there is still a lot of work to do. That's according to Kathy Calvin, the Chief Executive Officer of the United Nations Foundation who spoke to reporters on Wednesday on the eve of [...]

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Governments are central for successful postal services: UPU head

Bishar Hussein

Governments are central for the successful operations of postal services around the world, says the new head of the Universal Postal Union (UPU). Bishar Hussein, a national of Kenya, took over the leadership of the UPU in Berne, Switzerland on Wednesday. Mr. Hussein says he is committed to strengthening the global postal network by ensuring [...]

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IOM appeals for $36 million to help Syrian refugees

yrian refugees head to safety in a neighbouring country

More than $30 million is needed to help Syrian refugees and migrant workers who can't return to their countries. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is assisting the refugees in all the neighbouring countries as the Syrian conflict continues. IOM Spokesperson Jumbe Omari Jumbe says some of the refugees arrive at the border after walking [...]

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North-East Asian Youth adopt powerful post-2015 development vision – UNDP

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Job opportunities, rising inequalities, the environment, gender equality and peace and security in North-East Asia are key priorities the region's youth want to see addressed in the world's future development agenda. 51 youth representatives from China, Japan, Korea and Mongolia have today adopted a bold declaration on the future of global development entitled 'The World [...]

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Millions of domestic workers remain excluded from protection: ILO

Domestic workers

At least 52 million people around the world – mainly women -are employed as domestic workers, according to the first research of its kind conducted by the International Labour Organization. Research shows that domestic workers account for 7.5 per cent of women's wage employment worldwide and a far greater share in some regions, particularly Asia [...]

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