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News in Brief 01 November 2017 (PM)

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United States votes against resolution to end Cuba embargo The United States voted against a resolution in the UN General Assembly on Wednesday to end its economic embargo of Cuba. It reverses the position taken last year by the administration of President Barack Obama, to abstain following debate on the measure, for the first time [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 01 November 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:  Why women entrepreneurs need opportunities, not handouts; and: A human rights campaign focuses on displaced people in South Sudan.

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Women entrepreneurs need opportunities, not handouts

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When it comes to growing their businesses, women entrepreneurs are looking for opportunities, not "waiting for handouts," according to an official with the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). Adot Killmeyer-Oleche, chief of UNIDO's Institute for Capacity Development, was speaking after a panel discussion on women in industry held in Bahrain on Wednesday as part of [...]

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News in Brief 01 November 2017 (AM)

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"Staggering" violence against babies and children worldwide: UNICEF "Staggering numbers" of children are being attacked and abused around the world, often in their own homes, according to a new report published by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Wednesday. Worldwide, three-quarters of children are regularly subjected to violent discipline by their caregivers. The report entitled [...]

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South Sudanese will only "feel ownership" through robust rights

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South Sudanese civilians will only "feel ownership" of their country when fundamental freedoms and rights are respected by all, and for all. That's the essence of a new campaign aimed at internally-displaced people sheltering in Protection-of-Civilian, or PoC, sites around the country, run by the UN Mission, UNMISS. Much of the violence which has wracked [...]

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