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Despite progress, gender inequality persists: study
Jul 10, 2015 The MDG report-2015 states that women continue to face discrimination in many parts of the world.
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What is Malala Day?
Jul 11, 2013 The global community will come together to celeberate Pakistani girl, Malala Yousafzai's birthday on July 12, 2013. Malala was shot by the Taliban for attending school.
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Urbanisation threatens sustainable development : UN study
Jul 03, 2013 Innovative strategies and investments are needed to promote sustainable development, including in the world's cities, said Wu Hongbo, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs.
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Joint efforts needed to meet the zero hunger challenge, says FAO chief
Oct 01, 2013 "The Zero Hunger Challenge calls for something new - something bold, but long overdue," says FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.
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Sexual violence has been used as a tactic of warfare: Zainab Hawa Bangura, UN envoy
Jun 14, 2013 Conflict-related sexual violence has been used as a tactic of warfare in many armed conflicts around the globe, said Zainab Hawa Bangura, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict. Excerpts from the interview.
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UN highlights role of dialogue to combat extremism
Jul 19, 2013 A senior United Nations official on July 17, 2013 stressed the importance of dialogue and mutual understanding to address intolerance and extremism worldwide, and praised the Alliance of Civilizations for its work towards this end.
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UN envoy in Afghanistan meets on 2014 polls
Aug 30, 2013 Afghan authorities have recently approved a legal framework and appointed election commissioners under a new consultative process.
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Ebola: WHO seeks to allay fears about air travel
Aug 18, 2014 The WHO has repeatedly said that the Ebola virus is highly contagious – but not airborne.
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Traffic accidents kill 1.3 million people every year: WHO
Nov 19, 2012 “This year, the world's roads have claimed some 1.2 million lives,” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.
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UN expert urges reconciliation in Myanmar
Aug 25, 2013 Myanmar has suffered decades of conflict and oppression, said Tomás Ojea Quintana, Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar.
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UN General Assembly backs right to privacy in digital age
Dec 26, 2013 The UN General Assembly urged that the same rights people have offline must also be protected online.
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AIDS deaths fall, but millions unaware of HIV-status: UN
Jul 25, 2014 The first-ever UNAIDS Gap Report, shows that as people find out their HIV-positive status, they seek life-saving treatment.
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Call for urgent action to end female genital mutilation
Jul 25, 2014 According to the newly-released data, more than 130 million girls and women have experienced some form of female genital mutilation.
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I have a great personal affection for India: Ban Ki-moon
Jan 13, 2015 Lauding Kailash Satyarthi’s work for emancipating children, the UN chief said the Nobel laureate inspired him.
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UN Mission in Afghanistan extended for one year
Mar 20, 2013 In its resolution, the Council said it “stresses the critical importance of a continued presence of UNAMA and other United Nations agencies in support of and in cooperation with the Afghan Government.”
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Extremists are afraid of books and pens: Malala
Jul 15, 2013 At UN, Malala Yousafzai rallied youth to stand up for universal education.
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UN project to protect women in South Asia from trafficking
Jul 16, 2013 UN launches joint project to protect 100,000 women in South Asia from trafficking.
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UN to continue its support for Afghanistan's development
Jul 02, 2013 In Afghanistan, UN deputy chief reiterates commitment to country’s long-term development.
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Ethnic violence highlights need for dialogue: UN
Jul 22, 2013 Recent acts of ethnic-based violence highlight need for greater dialogue, says UN official Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser.
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India flayed for not supporting UN motion on child marriage
Oct 25, 2013 While the legal age for marriage in India is 18, its 24 million underage child brides constitute nearly half of all child brides in the world.
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Cooperatives can build socio-economic resilience: UN
Jul 08, 2013 The International Day of Cooperatives provides an opportunity to spotlight how such enterprises can help build resilience in all socio-economic spheres in times of “global uncertainty,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on 6 July, 2013.
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Malala Yousafzai to join UN global education initiative
Jul 09, 2013 Malala is a Pakistani schoolgirl and education rights campaigner who, along with her friends, was shot by the Taliban for attending classes.
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Ban welcomes approval of key election law
Jul 19, 2013 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomes Afghan President's approval of key election law.
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UN pays tribute to Nelson Mandela's public service
Jul 21, 2013 The United Nations marked Nelson Mandela International Day on July 18, 2013, celebrating the South African leader's 95th birthday and honouring his dedication to public service, social justice and reconciliation, inspiring millions around the world.
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Despite global debate, South Asia still pro-death penalty
Nov 21, 2012 On 19th November, the UN General Assembly took an important vote among its member nations: on the moratorium on the death penalty.
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Girls are worst affected during armed conflicts: report
Jul 15, 2013 Armed conflict destroys hope of education for millions of world's children, says UN report.
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Impact of violence against women is devastating: Nicole Kidman
Jul 16, 2013 The Hollywood actress has travelled across the globe to meet with survivors of sexual violence and raise attention to this human rights violation.
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Myanmar: UN calls for probe into rights abuses
Jul 17, 2013 UN expert welcomes end to border force, calls for probe into rights abuses.
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Include conflict areas in development planning: UN
Feb 27, 2013 At a recent conference at Timor-Leste, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for strengthening governance in conflict areas across Asia and the Pacific to help accomplish the MDGs.
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‘Human rights must be at heart of development agenda’
Mar 04, 2013 The largest body of independent experts in the UN human rights system urged the global community to focus on social protections in the post-2015 agenda.
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