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Lebanese youth learn to stand up to hate speech

Hate speech can have a devastating effect on mental wellbeing and self-confidence. The UN office in Lebanon is helping young people to rise above these attacks, and reject negativity from others.

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Children put on a play at the Shatila Palestine Refugee Camp in Beirut.
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Children put on a play at the Shatila Palestine Refugee Camp in Beirut.

Children affected by conflict cannot wait for their education

Culture and EducationFrom Ethiopia to Chad and Palestine, Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the UN’s fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises, is helping millions of boys and girls affected by conflict around the world to pursue their dreams.

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Munni was married at age 14, but after her husband left when she became pregnant, the Bangladeshi girl was sold to a brothel by a man who offered to find her a job.
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Photo story: No country untouched by human trafficking

Every country in the world is affected by human trafficking, whether as a country of origin, transit, or destination for victims. The vast majority of those trafficking women and girls do so for purposes of sexual exploitation.

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Young workers have been hit hardest by COVID fallout, says UN labour agency

Economic Development The number of young people globally who can’t find a job this year is set to reach 73 million – that’s a full six million more than before COVID-19 – the UN labour agency said on Thursday.

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UN trade body calls for halting cryptocurrency rise in developing countries

Economic Development The UN trade and development body, UNCTAD, has called for action to curb cryptocurrencies in developing nations, in three policy briefs published on Wednesday.