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Latest COVID-19 data confirms infections have risen globally for four consecutive weeks

COVID-19 infections have continued to rise globally for more than a month now, with over four million cases reported in the past week alone, the UN health agency said on Wednesday. 

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Elisabeth, now 16 years old, has been reunited with her family in Burundi.
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Elisabeth, now 16 years old, has been reunited with her family in Burundi.

First Person: ‘I’m not old enough to be a woman’ says trafficked teen

WomenA teenage girl who was sold for sex for the price of a few beers as a twelve-year-old, has told the United Nations how she was trafficked between Burundi and Tanzania in East Africa.

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Female Slovakian peacekeepers being awarded for their contributions during a medal parade ceremony to the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP).
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Slovakia continues tradition of service and sacrifice with UN peace operation in Cyprus

Slovakia continues to play a role in UN Peacekeeping since the early 1990s, with personnel serving in more than a dozen UN operations. In 2021, Slovakia will mark 20 years of deploying peacekeepers to the UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus, known as UNFICYP

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Unofficial settlement in 'Altos de la Florida', in the southern parts of the outskirts of Bogota, Colombia.
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UN chief welcomes 'historic' IMF liquidity boost for governments in need

Economic Development As the COVID-19 crisis continues to exacerbate restrictions on government spending throughout the world, the UN chief on Tuesday welcomed the decision by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to approve a $650 billion allocation of Special Drawing Rights to “boost liquidity”. 

Yazidis who fled Sinjar Mountain re-enter Iraq from the Syrian Arab Republic. (file)
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UN chief underlines commitment to justice for Yazidis in Iraq

Peace and Security Secretary-General António Guterres has urged the Iraqi authorities to swiftly implement a new law to assist Yazidi survivors of ISIL atrocities, the UN said on Tuesday in a statement marking seven years since the extremist group brutally targeted the religious minority and other communities.