Condemnation over new attack on Nigeria school, ‘more than 300’ girls missing 

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An attack on a secondary school in northwest Nigeria on Friday in which several hundred girls are still missing has been condemned by the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF. 

Syria: Economic decline, rising hunger and surging humanitarian needs

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WHO-backed policy brief calls for action to address ‘long COVID’

With one in 10 people still feeling ill 12 weeks after having COVID-19, authorities must do more to support them, a UN-backed policy brief issued on Thursday argues. 

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Mother of terrorism victim works to ‘turn the page’ on violent extremism

A Moroccan-French woman whose son was killed in a terrorist attack nearly a decade ago, has been commended for her powerful activism countering youth radicalization, and her efforts to replace the desolation of loss with ‘a prayer of love’. 

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South Sudan: UN agencies support nationwide polio vaccination campaign

The second round of a vaccination campaign to protect more than 2.8 million children from polio is underway in South Sudan, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Thursday.

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‘Industry 4.0’ tech for post-COVID world, is driving inequality: UNCTAD

Developing countries must embrace ground-breaking technologies that have been a critical tool in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, or else face even greater inequalities than before, UN economic development  experts at UNCTAD said on Thursday.

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Financial transparency, 'sound governance and accountability’ essential to reach Global Goals

Financial integrity is “paramount to the success of the 2030 Agenda”, the President of the UN General Assembly said on Thursday, launching a new report that offers a blueprint to address a range of obstacles, particularly surrounding illicit finance flows. 

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