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Sex abuses in Iraq perpetrated frequently: UN expert

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In Iraq, investigating the numerous and unique cases of sexual violence has been a "very difficult" experience. That's according to Rabiaa, former investigator for UN Women missions in Iraq and Syria on sexual violence in conflict-related areas. Her hope is that the database of collected cases she helped form, will be useful for studying and [...]

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UN Gender Focus: Cancer in people under 40, Sexual Abuse in Iraq and a UN Police Chief

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Prevention and timely diagnosis needed to combat cancer in people under 40 There is urgent need for more adequate measures to prevent cancer among people aged 20 to 39.  The call has been made by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which is part of the World Health Organization (WHO).  Globally, there were [...]

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Dream Chaser® mission to take developing countries into space

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The deadline is fast approaching for developing and emerging countries to get a chance to reach for the stars. They are being encouraged to submit proposals for participation in the first-ever space mission that will contribute to global development efforts. The initiative is the result of a partnership between the UN Office for Outer Space [...]

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South Sudan refugees will near 3 million in 2018 without peace

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The number of South Sudanese forced to flee their country could approach the three million mark by the end of next year, unless brutal civil conflict stops. That's the stark assessment of Arnauld Akodjenou, the UN Regional Refugee Coordinator for South Sudan, with Refugee Agency UNHCR. So far, he has been to four of the [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 10 November 2017

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Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells. In today’s programme:  We'll explore the connection between the famous Anne Frank Diary, now 70 years old, and modern racism as it effects millions of refugees around the world today; and: We'll hear how the Muslim obligation to [...]

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News in Brief 10 November 2017 (AM)

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  Yemen blockade could set back gains against cholera The air and sea blockade on Yemen has "severely hampered" humanitarian operations in the war-torn country and set back efforts to overcome the nationwide cholera epidemic, the UN said on Friday. The World Health Organization (WHO), which issued the warning five days into the embargo by [...]

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"Overlooked" Zakat could unlock billions in new SDG funding: UNDP

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Islam's mandatory system of charitable giving, known as Zakat, could unlock billions of dollars needed for the world to reach the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. That's the hope that lies at the heart of a new innovative collaboration between the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and Indonesia's National Board of Zakat, known as Baznas. The Vice [...]

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COP23 climate conference "a pivotal moment": UN chief

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The COP23 Climate Change Conference taking place in Bonn, Germany, is "a pivotal moment" when the world needs to come together and accelerate climate action. That's according to UN chief António Guterres, speaking to reporters at UN Headquarters on Friday, before leaving on a trip to Asia and Europe. More details from Matt Wells. The [...]

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