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"Large-scale costs" of violence against women and girls evident: UN chief

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Violence against women and girls imposes "large-scale costs" on both communities and national economies, according to UN chief Ban Ki-moon. In his message marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, on 25 November, the Secretary-General said there was "growing global recognition" that it constituted a grave human rights violation. Matthew Wells [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 25 November 2016

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Listen to a bulletin of news and features from United Nations Radio, with Matthew Wells  and Daniel Johnson. In today's programme…Harrowing details emerge of babies as young as two months, sustaining bullet wounds during the battle for Mosul. And, the political representation of people with albinism is a "game changer". We have a special report.

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Violence against women, the worldwide scourge

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As many as one in three women continue to be the target of violence all over the world and it's about time governments took action to stop it. That's the message from the World Health Organization (WHO), as 16 days of activism against gender-based violence get under way, ahead of Human Rights Day on 10 [...]

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Mosul casualties mount as offensive continues

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Details are emerging of the human toll caused by the fight for the Iraqi city of Mosul, with reports that babies just two months old have sustained bullet and blast wounds. The World Health Organization (WHO) says that since Iraqi armed forces began their assault on the ISIL terrorist stronghold five weeks ago, medical staff [...]

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News in Brief 25 November 2016 (AM) – Geneva

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Thousands of displaced Nigerians found in Cameroon after fleeing Boko Haram violence The alarm has been raised for thousands of Nigerians displaced by insurgent attacks who've been found in makeshift shelters in neighbouring Cameroon. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, says that for the first time earlier this month, it gained access to the Far North [...]

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Conference to set "new direction" for global transport

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The first ever global conference on sustainable transport will set a "new direction" that will protect the environment and foster prosperity. That's according to the senior UN official leading the conference which takes place this weekend in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Wu Hongbo, who heads the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, DESA, said that the ground-breaking [...]

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Representation of those with albinism, "game changer"

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Representation of people with albinism in political positions across governments is a "game changer" in protecting their rights. That's according to Ikponwosa Ero, the UN's first independent expert on albinism. Ms Ero has joined with African leaders to come up with a regional action plan to tackle discrimination against people with albinism, who often face [...]

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