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Sustainable fashion leader pins hope on humanitarian values

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Changing the fashion industry and making it more aware of global humanitarian and environmental concerns, demands expertise, and above all, passion. That's the view of Patrick Duffy, the founder of Global Fashion Exchange – an international sustainable fashion platform – who led a UN conference panel this week, on the use of clothing as a [...]

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UN Chief: Peace and security link key for Mediterranean region

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Peace and security are inseparable from the advancement of social progress and human rights, the UN Secretary-General said on Friday. António Guterres relayed this message during a Security Council meeting on large scale migration crises, shortage of resources, and human rights violations that have led to social and political unrest in the Mediterranean region. Natalie [...]

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UN and Africa: MINUSMA, climate-ready communities and the Nepalese Formed Police Unit in South Sudan

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"We will succeed" pledges force commander of deadly Mali mission The man in charge of blue helmets serving at the United Nation's deadliest peacekeeping mission, which is facing serious shortfalls in equipment and personnel, has pledged to succeed – if he's given the tools to do the job.  Force Commander of the UN Stabilization Mission [...]

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News in Brief 17 November 2017 (PM)

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"Density soaring" of refugee population in Bangladesh: UNHCR The density of Rohingya refugees crowding into often makeshift camps in Bangladesh, is "soaring", the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) warned on Friday. Approximately 620,000 refugees have fled their homes and sought refuge across the border since late August, after ethnic violence erupted in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state. [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 17 November 2017

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Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells and Daniel Johnson. In today's programme:  Parts of Yemen may already be suffering from famine, say UN officials, as a Saudi blockade continues to keep out crucial humanitarian supplies; and: We'll speak to the UN Children's Fund UNICEF [...]

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News in Brief 17 November 2017 – Geneva (AM)

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  Famine may be happening "right now" in Yemen, warns UN aid agency Famine may be happening "right now" in Yemen, the UN said on Friday, as a blockade on aid and other essential goods by a Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels there enters its 12th day. Jens Laerke, from the Office for the Coordination [...]

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