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Scalable solutions critical to reducing violence against children

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Ramya Subrahmanian attended the high-level event on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals for Children: Collective Actions and Innovative Solutionsheld at the UN Headquarters. The main challenge in the achievement of the sustainable development goals for children by 2030 is the scale. 1.7 billion children in 2015 have experienced interpersonal violence, both from their parents and [...]

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Global unemployment “over 200 million” in 2017: ILO

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More than 200 million people are out of work around the world – an increase of 3.4 million since last year, the UN said on Monday. In a new report on jobs and the economy, the International Labour Organization (ILO) warned that small business has "stagnated". The impact of this is worst in developing economies [...]

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Homes "destroyed" and green hills "turned brown" in Dominica: UNDP

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Dominica is "getting a grip" on recovery following a devastating hurricane which destroyed homes and turned swathes of the emerald-green Caribbean island, muddy brown. That's the verdict of Luca Renda, leader of the UN's crisis management team in Dominica and a senior officer with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in the region. UN Secretary-General António [...]

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News in Brief 09 October 2017 (PM)

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Deadly attack on blue helmet base in eastern DRC Two peacekeepers have reportedly been killed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the United Nations said on Monday. This follows an attack against a base of the UN mission in the country, MINUSMA, located in Mamundioma in North Kivu province, in the east. Violence between [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 09 October 2017

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Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Dianne Penn and Matt Wells. In today's programme: A "sweeping transformation" is needed in the African countryside to alleviate poverty, and cope with increasing urbanization, says a major new report; and: Cuba's first ever national music strategy aims to export [...]

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African urbanization creates opportunity for rural farmers: FAO

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Rapid urbanization in Africa is creating opportunities to strengthen rural economies, as demand for food rises in cities and towns. That's according to a major new report from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), published on Monday, which argues that a "sweeping transformation" is needed to unlock the potential of the countryside and stop the [...]

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UNICEF sounds alarm over child nutrition crisis in Mali

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A deepening "nutrition crisis" in conflict-affected areas in Mali is putting the lives and futures of thousands of children at risk. The warning by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) follows new data published on Monday which shows acute malnutrition among under-fives has reached "critical levels" in the cities of Timbuktu and Gao. Ana Carmo reports. [...]

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News in Brief 09 October 2017 (AM)

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WHO and partners undertake massive anti-cholera campaign in Bangladesh Hundreds of health workers and volunteers in Bangladesh are gearing up to inoculate more than 650,000 refugees against cholera. They will be taking part in what has been described as the world's second largest oral cholera vaccination campaign ever. The campaign kicks off on Tuesday in [...]

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Parental leave is smart for the economy and helps change minds

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Unequal pay and lack of paid parental leave holds women back in the world of work. That's the economic reality underpinning a meeting organized by UN Women and the Nordic Council of Ministers which took place at UN Headquarters in September. Norway began offering paid parental leave to mothers for a full year in the [...]

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