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Darfur team's ordnance education device wins top UN Award

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A project that aims to educate people in remote areas of Darfur about the dangers of explosive remnants of war has been awarded a UN prize for innovation and creativity. The solar powered Risk Education Talking Device (RETD) will contain multiple pre-recorded audios such as songs, interviews and messages, and is designed to benefit people [...]

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A wish for every child with disabilities "to have a fair chance"

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Children with disabilities deserve to have the same rights as everyone else, which is something that will have a "tremendous impact" on society as a whole. That's the message from Emmanuel Elisha Ford, a 16-year-old Guyanese-American disabilities activist, speaking at an event at UN Headquarters on World Children's Day, observed on Monday. Elisha stressed that [...]

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News in Brief 20 November 2017 (PM)

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UN chief "horrified" by reports of alleged slavery of migrants in Libya The UN Secretary-General is calling for an investigation into reports of alleged slavery of migrant workers in Libya. António Guterres told journalists in New York on Monday that he was "horrified" at news reports and video footage reportedly showing African migrants being sold [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 20 November 2017

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Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Dianne Penn. In today’s programme:  A former UN force commander calls for a “new set of tools” for modern peacekeeping; and: We meet a singer from a French teenage pop group that promotes children's rights.  

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Pop group using their star appeal for children's rights

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Teenage pop sensation Kids United may be young, but age is no barrier to raising awareness about children's rights, the group said on Monday. Speaking ahead of a performance at the UN in Geneva to celebrate World Children's Day, 15-year-old singer Gabriel Gros told Daniel Johnson that being able to go to school is one [...]

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We need children's hope now more than ever: UN Secretary-General

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Children across the world have been assured that their voices will be heard at the United Nations. The pledge was made by none other than UN Secretary-General António Guterres, speaking to scores of young people gathered at UN Headquarters in New York on Monday to celebrate World Children's Day. Dianne Penn reports. The UN chief [...]

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News in Brief 20 November 2017 (AM)

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  WHO calls for release of kidnapped doctor following attack on Libya health facility An attack on a health facility in Libya and the kidnapping of one of its doctors has been condemned by the World Health Organization (WHO). The incident occurred in the southern city of Sabha on Friday evening, according to media reports. [...]

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