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Ceasefire in Central African Republic a ‘critical step’: UN chief

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the declaration of a unilateral ceasefire in the Central African Republic (CAR), his spokesperson said in a statement issued on Saturday.

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At least 50,000 people have been affected by floods in the Gatumba region of Burundi in the past year.
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At least 50,000 people have been affected by floods in the Gatumba region of Burundi in the past year.

The right to a clean and healthy environment: 6 things you need to know

Climate and EnvironmentOn 8 October, loud and unusual applause reverberated around the chamber of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. A battle fought for decades by environmental activists and rights’ defenders, had finally borne fruit.

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UN Secretary-General António Guterres (at podium) addresses the opening of the general debate of the 76th session of the General Assembly.
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PHOTO STORY: UN’s 'busiest' week, draws to a close

It wasn’t quite back to normal, but what is typically the busiest week of the year at the United Nations in New York, did attract around 100 Heads of State and Government from around the world.  

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Thousands of families have been displaced by the conflict in Afghanistan.
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Afghanistan: Reuniting families on the run should be priority, urges UNHCR

Migrants and Refugees The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, on Friday urged countries to step up reunification for Afghans whose families remain in the country or who are displaced across the region, as the humanitarian crisis in their homeland worsens. 

Rural women form a large proportion of the agricultural labour force in Nepal.
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International Day honours rural women’s critical role in feeding the world

SDGs Although rural women and girls have an essential role in food systems, they still do not have equal power with men, therefore earn less, and experience higher levels of food insecurity, according to UN Women, the agency supporting countries to reach gender equality.