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"We need to embrace human diversity": UN disability rights expert

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A change of mentality is needed in order to realize greater inclusion of persons with disabilities. That's according to Catalina Devandas Aguilar, Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, who calls for people everywhere to "embrace human diversity". She underlined the importance of understanding that people with disabilities have the same needs, aspirations [...]

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News in Brief 03 November 2017 (PM)

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First-ever UN advocate to "amplify" voices of sexual abuse victims Giving visibility to survivors of sexual exploitation and abuse committed by personnel serving under the UN flag is among the top priorities of the organization's first-ever Victims' Rights Advocate. Jane Connors was appointed in August by the UN Secretary-General. She will work with government institutions, [...]

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UN Gender Focus: Women Entrepreneurs, UN Resolution, and Women in Solomon Islands

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Women entrepreneurs need opportunities, not handouts: UN official 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 [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 03 November 2017

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Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Dianne Penn and Daniel Johnson. In today’s programme:  A major review of the civilian protection strategy at the UN-African Union in Darfur; and: A human rights campaign focuses on displaced people in South Sudan.

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Evolving Darfur situation leads to protection review

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Changing realities on the ground in Sudan's Darfur region have led the joint United Nations-African Union mission there, UNAMID, to refine and adapt its Protection of Civilians strategy. The new approach involves focusing more on coordination as well as greater clarity on roles and responsibilities, according to Zurab Elzarov, who's in charge of civilian protection, [...]

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News in Brief 03 November 2017 – Geneva (AM)

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Statelessness affects millions of people and three in four belong to minority groups At least 10 million people are stateless worldwide, and it's a problem that affects individuals and society as a whole. That's according to the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, which cautions that the problem is largely undocumented. In a new report, it notes [...]

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"Peace, dialogue" and diplomacy needed over DPRK: UN expert

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The Security Council has to be careful not to negatively impact "ordinary people" in North Korea through sanctions aimed at stopping its nuclear weapons programme. That's the opinion of Tomás Ojea Quintana, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The main challenge he faces is being [...]

3 Nov 2017 | Posted in 72nd General Assembly, Today's Features | Read More »

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