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200 million girls "harmed" by female genital mutilation

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At least 200 million women and girls alive today have undergone female genital mutilation, according to a new statistical report released by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF). The practice of cutting, also known…

4 Feb 2016 / Listen /
New sexual abuse allegations against UN peacekeepers in CAR World leaders meet to raise US$9bn for Syria crisis Envoy announces "temporary pause" in Syrian talks Risk of Zika virus spreading in Europe Majority of migrants in Europe now women and children US$1.4 billion needed to get Syrian children back in school Tobacco industry using movies as "last frontier" Public health emergency declared over virus-related condition
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Tanzania's records "strong" economic growth in 2015

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Tanzania recorded strong economic growth of 7 per cent in 2015, according to a review by the International Monetary…

7 Feb 2016 / Listen /

A UN "world first" as special stamps are issued supporting LGBT rights

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The UN's become the first institution ever to issue a special collection of stamps in support of lesbian, gay,…

6 Feb 2016 / Listen /

UN body says Wikileaks founder should be allowed to go free

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The founder of a controversial freedom of speech website has been held in arbitrary detention and thus deprived of…

5 Feb 2016 / Listen /

"Strong political will" key to ending FGM, says UN coordinator

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"Strong political will" on the part of governments to end the practice of female genital mutilation, or FGM, is…

5 Feb 2016 / Listen /

Benin responds to illness spread by tiny rat

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Authorities in Benin are responding to what they are calling an "epidemic" of a severe illness that causes bleeding.…

5 Feb 2016 / Listen /
Symposium on safety of journalists seeks to preserve press freedom Changing "hearts and minds" over LGBT rights through stamps US$10 billion pledged but Syrian refugees need a future: UN chief UN mission in CAR investigates new sex abuse allegations
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