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Raising the profile of UN Volunteers in Sudan

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Building roads, empowering young people and contributing to peace and development efforts: these are just some of the duties performed by more than 200 international and local volunteers working with the UN in Sudan. Roughly half of these UN Volunteers are serving at the joint African Union-UN Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), in areas such as [...]

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UN conference inspires Nepal award for women in science

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A UN-sponsored conference on space and sustainable development has inspired the creation of an award for women scientists in Nepal. That's according to Manisha Dwa with the Nepal Astronomical Society, based in the capital, Kathmandu. Ms Dwa attended the first High Level Forum looking at how the global space sector can contribute to efforts to [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 04 December 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: As the UN Victims' Rights Advocate heads to South Sudan, she tells us about her role giving a voice to those who've been sexually exploited and abused; and: We've got a special [...]

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News in Brief 4 December 2017 – Geneva (AM)

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Yemen: desperate families trapped by armed clashes, airstrikes Families trapped by fighting in Yemen's capital Sana'a are making "desperate" calls to humanitarian workers amid a surge in armed clashes and airstrikes, the UN said on Monday. In a statement from Sana'a, Jamie McGoldrick, the UN's Humanitarian Coordinator there, said that aid workers are unable to [...]

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UN advocate gives voice to victims of sexual exploitation

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Transforming those who have suffered sexual exploitation and abuse perpetrated by UN personnel from victims into survivors is the goal of the first-ever official appointed to advocate on their behalf. Jane Connors took up the post of UN Victims' Rights Advocate in August and undertook her first field visit two months later. She has already [...]

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