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News in Brief 03 July 2015 (AM)

The UN Secretary-General address the CARICOM Summit in Bridgetown, Barbados. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

  Caribbean praised for role on climate change The Caribbean region has been praised by the UN Secretary-General as one of the "strongest leaders" in responding to the challenge of climate change. Ban…

3 Jul 2015 /

Nauru urged to withdraw measures threatening freedom of expression

UN investigator David Kaye wants to see states promote encryption to protect people's identities with no possibility of "backdoor" access to data.

Nauru has been urged by the UN to withdraw recent amendments to the country's criminal code which it says…

22 May 2015 /

Samoa pushes to reduce gender violence and increase political representation of women

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Efforts are underway on the Pacific Ocean island of Samoa to reduce gender violence and increase the political representation…

21 Sep 2014 /

Women in Caribbean need to understand "bigger picture" on climate change

Satellite image of the Caicos Islands in the northern Caribbean from NASA.  UN Photo/USGS/NASA

Women in the Caribbean need to understand the "bigger picture" on climate change so they can engage with policy…

9 Sep 2014 /
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