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"No stone should be left unturned" in Myanmar violence probe: UN expert

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Calling for a "prompt, thorough, independent and impartial" investigation into the recent killings and other violations in Myanmar, a UN expert urged that "no stone be left unturned." Members of the minority Rohingya community in Myanmar have reported mass gang rapes, killings, beatings and other violations they have suffered at the hands of the security [...]

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Hospital treats children affected by drought in Somalia

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Hunger-related illnesses have killed 47 children over the past two months at a government-run hospital in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. The UN has been warning the world of the dire consequences of drought in the Horn of Africa country, where nearly three million are at risk of famine. UN Secretary-General António Guterres recently appealed [...]

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News in Brief 13 March 2017 (PM)

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UN anti-drug chief details efforts made to rein in narcotics The latest efforts of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to counter the world's illegal drug problem have been outlined by the agency's Executive-Director. Yuri Fedetov spoke at the opening of the 60th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs or CND, in [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 13 March 2017

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Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Dianne Penn and Jocelyne Sambira. In today's programme: Women and the changing world of work is the focus of the latest session of a UN commission looking at gender equality; And … The Security Council hears why Afghanistan remains difficult place to [...]

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#CSW61 focuses on women in the changing world of work

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Gender inequality in the workplace could cost the world an estimated US$12 trillion in global growth over the next decade, according to a 2015 study. UN Secretary-General António Guterres quoted the staggering figure in his first address to the Commission on the Status of Women which opened in the UN General Assembly Hall on Monday. CSW, [...]

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News in Brief 13 March 2017 (AM)

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Suffering of Syria children "hit rock bottom" in 2016, UNICEF says The suffering of children in war-torn Syria "hit rock bottom" in 2016, a report by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has found. According to the agency, at least 652 children were killed last year; a 20 per cent increase compared to 2015. Almost half [...]

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Women's equality can add US$ 12 trillion to global growth: UN chief

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Equality for women can add US$ 12 trillion to global growth in the next decade, the UN Secretary-General said on Monday quoting a recent study on the topic. António Guterres made the remarks at the opening of the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) on Monday. The Commission is one [...]

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