Security Council discussed link between resources and armed conflictsListen /
• The link between extractive resources and conflict was the subject of discussion in the Security Council on Wednesday. Natural resources such as oil, coal, diamonds, precious metals and other resources are sometimes called a curse in Africa because of conflicts associated with them. However, these resources are now fuelling economic growth and improving people's lives in a number of African countries.
Modern conflicts make children more vulnerable, says a UN report
• A new UN report says there was progress in 2012 in efforts to end the use of children in armed conflict. However, new trends in conflict make children more vulnerable. The top UN official dealing with the issue says children in the DR Congo and Mali have suffered in the conflicts.
UN Geneva Office uses technology and art to promote human rights
• The UN Office in Geneva is the setting of a unique exhibition which seeks to link art and human rights. A 1,000 square meter inflatable Luminarium sculpture has been set up on the grounds of the Palais des Nations. It provides a forum for the public, school children, UN officials and diplomats to discuss how to make the work of the Human Rights Council better understood around the world.
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