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News in Brief 05 October 2017 (PM)

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Security Council: Mali mission chief calls for redoubling of peace efforts Parties to the peace agreement in Mali are being asked to redouble their efforts to achieve peace in the North-West African country. The appeal was made by Mahamat Saleh Annadif, head of the UN mission there, MINUSMA, who briefed the Security Council in New [...]

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Catwalk to Freedom helps South Sudanese girls model full potential

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If girls are given the opportunity to explore their "full potential", there would be many fewer child marriages across South Sudan. That's the firm stance of Nyagoa Nyuon, who grew up in South Sudan and is the founder and Creative Director of the fashion label, House of Bany, based in Kenya. She is spearheading the [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 05 October 2017

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Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells and Dianne Penn. In today's programme: the youngest ever UN Messenger of Peace, Malala Yousafzai, tells us she's determined to continue her fight for girls education and empowerment; and we'll hear from another high-profile UN advocate, Goodwill Ambassador [...]

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Malala continues fight for girls' rights, education, empowerment

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Malala Yousafzai is continuing her fight for girls' education, rights and empowerment, in her role as the youngest-ever UN Messenger of Peace. She began speaking out for girls' education aged 11, and after surviving an assassination attempt by Taliban extremists in her native Pakistan in 2012, she co-founded the Malala Fund along with her father. [...]

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News in Brief 05 October 2017 (AM)

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Experts, UN agencies meet to fight poor nutrition in obese people Three UN agencies have come together this week to tackle what they describe as the "double burden" of malnutrition. UN nuclear energy watchdog, the IAEA; the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) are holding a workshop in Vienna to explore [...]

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UN Africa Special: poverty and marginalization driving extremist violence in Africa

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This week we're bringing you a special programme looking at the growing threat posed by extremist violence in Africa. Between 2011 and early 2016, some 33,300 people in Africa lost their lives to violent extremism. According to a new ground-breaking report from the UN Development Programme (UNDP), factors driving the extremists include poverty, marginalization and [...]

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UN Gender Focus: Rohingya women, protection of women in South Sudan and space technology

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Rohingya women have  "lived through real horrors:"  UNFPA Safe spaces for Rohingya women and girls seeking sanctuary in Myanmar, are already full to capacity. That's the first-hand account of Priya Marwah, Humanitarian Response Coordinator for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Bangladesh, who is helping create safe spaces for refugee survivors of gender-based violence. [...]

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