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Prepare African youth today to be leaders tomorrow: South Sudan official

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If Africa's young people are not supported in becoming the leaders of tomorrow, they will be "detractors" of those in power today. That's the opinion of Robert Ladu Luki, Chairperson of the National Land Commission in South Sudan. He was in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, recently for a UN-backed conference that looked at young people's access [...]

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UN Gender Focus: Ending violence against women, spotlight on sex trafficking, and empowering women

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The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women It's time to take collective action to end violence against women and girls for good, at every level of society across the world. That's the emphatic message delivered by UN chief António Guterres on Wednesday, at an event to mark the International Day for the [...]

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News in Brief 24 November 2017 (PM)

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"Heinous and cowardly" terror attack in Egypt condemned by UN chief An attack on an Egyptian mosque which left at least 235 people dead, was condemned by the UN Secretary-General "in the strongest terms" on Friday. In a statement from his Spokesperson's office, António Guterres called for those responsible for the "horrific" assault in Bir [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 24 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: It's going to be a long road to full recovery for the hurricane-ravaged Caribbean, as billions are pledged to help countries build back better; and: A sustainable fashion leader pins his hope [...]

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"Long road to recovery" for Dominica, Barbuda, despite pledges

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It's going to be a "long road to recovery" for the hurricane-struck Caribbean islands of Dominica and Barbuda, despite a successful pledging conference at UN Headquarters this week. That's the view of Stephen O'Malley, UN Resident Coordinator for Barbados and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, who attended the conference where pledges worth more than [...]

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News in Brief 24 November 2017 – Geneva (AM)

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  Rohingya return plan must guarantee their safety: UNHCR The proposed return of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar from Bangladesh must be safe and voluntary amid serious concerns for their security if they go home, the UN said on Friday. UN Refugee Agency UNHCR issued the appeal a day after the two countries said they had [...]

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