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Theatre provides persons with disabilities key emotional outlet

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Theatre, music, and other creative forms of artistic expression are a big help for persons with disabilities who may struggle to express their inner-most emotions. That's one of the ideas that motivated Dario D'Ambrosi to bring a version of the ancient Greek tragedy, Medea, to the United Nations in New York, on the occasion of [...]

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Security Council meets over US decision on Jerusalem

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It is now "more important than ever" to preserve the prospect of peace between Israelis and Palestinians, a senior UN official in the region told the Security Council on Friday. UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nikolai Mladenov briefed ambassadors meeting over the decision this week by United States President Donald Trump, [...]

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News in Brief 08 December 2017 (PM)

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Countries have pledged $383 million dollars to support a UN fund that provides timely humanitarian aid during crises. The commitments by 36 donors were the outcome of the latest annual pledging conference for the Central Emergency Relief Fund (CERF), which was held in New York on Friday. CERF also reached a record high income of [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 08 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: "a tragic day for the UN family" says the Secretary-General, as at least 12 Tanzanian peacekeepers are killed in the worst attack on blue helmets in recent history; and: The number of [...]

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UN Gender Focus: Voice for sexual abuse victims, men and AIDS and an award for women scientists in Nepal

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UN advocate to give voice to victims of sexual exploitation and abuse 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 [...]

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"Tragic day for the UN family": at least 12 peacekeepers killed in DRC

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On what the UN chief described as a "tragic day for the UN family", at least 12 Tanzanian peacekeepers serving in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have been killed during an attack on Thursday night. Secretary-General António Guterres "unequivocally" condemned the attack against troops with the UN Mission in the country, MONUSCO, on [...]

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News in Brief 8 December 2017 – Geneva (AM)

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Aid resumes to Rohingya in Myanmar's northern Rakhine State Food aid deliveries have resumed to thousands of people affected by violence in Myanmar's northern Rakhine State, the UN said on Friday. Bettina Luescher from the World Food Programme (WFP) said that 32,000 individuals had received supplies, out of the 36,000 the agency planned to reach. [...]

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