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UN ready to assist India following deadly flooding in northern state

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The United Nations stands ready to assist India with emergency recovery and rebuilding efforts in the wake of deadly torrential floods in the north of the country. That message comes from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a statement released on Monday by his spokesperson. Mr. Ban says he is saddened by the loss of life [...]

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'Arab Idol' winner named new youth envoy for UNRWA

Listen / UNRWA Spokesperson Sami M'shasha congratulates the winner of Arab Idol, Mohammad Assaf, on his appointment as UNRWA's first ever Regional Youth Ambassador for Palestine Refugees. [UNRWA Photo]

The latest winner of the televised singing competition 'Arab Idol' will be using his voice to advocate on behalf of young Palestinians. Mohammad Assaf, 23, has been appointed Regional Youth Ambassador by UNRWA, the UN agency which works with Palestinian refugees. UNRWA says young people between 15 and 30 years old comprise more than 40 [...]

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Sexual violence can constitute a crime against humanity: Security Council

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Sexual violence, wherever and whenever it occurs, is a vile crime, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday at the start of a day-long debate in the UN Security Council on "Addressing Impunity: Effective Justice for Crimes of Sexual Violence in Conflict". Donn Bobb reports. Duration: 3’14″

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Angelina Jolie urges Security Council to make tackling war zone rape a priority

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Progress in ending sexual violence in conflict can occur if the Security Council makes this a priority, actress and director Angelina Jolie told Council members on Monday. Ms. Jolie, the Special Envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, was speaking during a debate on women, peace and security. And while she understood that there [...]

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A Vietnamese child with disability inspires others

Listen / Nguyen Phuong Anh "also known as Crystal"

Children with disabilities are often discriminated against and excluded from society, leaving them among the most vulnerable in the world. The 2013 State of the World's Children with Disabilities report was launched recently by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to bring global attention to the urgent needs of a largely invisible population. Beng Poblete-Enriquez reports. [...]

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WFP chief stresses importance of food security to Pakistan's development

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Although Pakistan is a country of "rich potential," development there is being hampered because vulnerable people are struggling to meet their daily food needs. That assessment comes from Ertharin Cousin, head of the World Food Programme (WFP), who concluded a two-day visit to the country on Monday. Ms. Cousin said food security and good nutrition [...]

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Perpetrators of sexual violence in conflict must be held accountable: Ban Ki-moon

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Political leaders at the highest levels are being urged to voice their unequivocal support in preventing sexual violence. The appeal comes from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, speaking on Monday during a Security Council debate on effective justice for crimes of sexual violence in conflict. "Those who hold power and influence have a special duty to [...]

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Secretary-General appalled by killing of foreign mountaineers in Pakistan

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging the authorities in Pakistan to take immediate measures to bring perpetrators of terrorism and extremism to justice and ensure security. This follows the killing of a group of foreign mountaineers and their local guide in northern Pakistan on Sunday. The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility. In a statement released [...]

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Children are both the makers and the markers of healthy, sustainable societies: UNICEF

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The outcome of the Rio+20 Sustainable Development Conference "The future we want" – will be dependent on children being at the heart of the post-2015 agenda, says UNICEF. A new UNICEF position paper, Sustainable development starts and ends with safe, healthy and well-educated children, outlines three messages that are key for achieving a world fit [...]

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