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Child nutrition "big focus" of UN work in Eritrea

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The UN is appealing for US$328 million to support its work in Eritrea which addresses issues such as food insecurity, health, infant mortality, access to clean water and improved sanitation. The appeal was launched in New York on Thursday by senior humanitarian official John Ging, who has recently returned from the country which he described [...]

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"Smart tech" used to teach Sudan's former child soldiers

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An innovative project that has given former child soldiers access to education in Sudan shows the value of embracing technology for sustainable development, the UN said on Thursday. According to the UN Children's Fund UNICEF, these vulnerable youngsters have been able to follow the country's national curriculum using solar-powered electronic tablets. The initiative is being [...]

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News in Brief 13 July (PM)

Listen / Families fled their home in north-east Nigeria in fear of the militant group Boko Haram. They do not live in camps but are seeking refuge in local communities across the border, in Niger. File Photo: OCHA/Franck Kuwonu.

UN representative briefs Security Council on West Africa and Sahel Despite progress in consolidating democracy in West Africa and the Sahel, the security situation there continues to be a cause for concern. That was the message UN Special Representative for the region, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, delivered to the Security Council on Thursday. UN Spokesperson Stéphane [...]

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Report outlines how ICTs can help achieve SDGs

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The heads of more than 20 UN agencies are sharing their insights on how Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) can be harnessed to achieve sustainable development. Their recommendations can be found in a report launched on Thursday which seeks to spur progress by leveraging technology to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which aim to [...]

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Decades of UN economic knowledge valuable to SDG effort

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Lessons learned from seven decades of UN economic analysis are relevant to today's global efforts to achieve a more just and equitable world by 2030. That's the premise of a report launched on Thursday by the organization's Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). Dianne Penn reports. The UN has been publishing the World Economic [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 13 July 2017

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Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Matt Wells and Dianne Penn. In today's programme: Mosul's children are suffering "deep physical and mental scars" after the brutal fight to liberate their city, the UN Children's Fund tells us; and we'll hear how women who've borne the brunt of war [...]

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News in Brief 13 July 2017 (AM)

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Death of Chinese activist a loss for human rights worldwide: UN rights chief Chinese peace and democracy activist Liu Xiaobo is being remembered by the UN human rights chief as "the definition of civic courage and human dignity." Mr Liu, 61, who had been suffering from liver cancer, died on Thursday in Shenyang, in northeast [...]

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Babies “found” in ruins of Mosul

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Babies have been found in the rubble of Mosul and children there have "deep physical and mental scars" that may take years to heal, the UN said on Thursday. The warning from UN Children's Fund UNICEF comes amid ongoing violence in parts of the Iraqi city where security forces have largely driven out ISIL extremists. [...]

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"Improvements are astonishing" in "very poor" region of Tajikistan

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"Astonishing" improvements came about when five UN agencies joined forces in an integrated manner to help transform one impoverished valley in the Central Asian country of Tajikistan. That's the lesson of working together on improving human security, and an indicator of what needs to be done to implement the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, said the [...]

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UN Gender Focus: gender balance in peacekeeping, women in Uganda and Rakhine women

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Greater gender balance needed in peacekeeping, says UN chief Deploying more women to peacekeeping operations will help boost the protection of civilians and reduce the chances of sexual exploitation and abuse, the UN chief urged on Friday. António Guterres was speaking via video-link to chiefs of defence and senior military officials attending a conference at [...]

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UN and Africa: focus on DRC, South Sudan refugee settlements and migrant workers’ remittances

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MONUSCO "working very closely" with DRC generals on civilian protection As "harrowing reports" mount of violence and killings across the Kasai provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the head of the UN military operation there says peacekeepers are doing "their level best" to protect civilian lives. The UN Stabilization Mission MONUSCO's Force [...]

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Bearing the "brunt of the war" in Uganda, women now need justice

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Women in northern Uganda, who have borne the brunt of a 20-year war, now need full access to justice and their basic rights for society to make a full recovery. That's the view of Uganda's Chief Justice, Bart Magunda Katureebe, speaking at a High-Level meeting on Women's Access to Justice at UN Headquarters in New [...]

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