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Afghanistan: UN mission demands end to fighting as Taliban advance

The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Tuesday called for an immediate end to fighting in urban areas, as the Taliban continues a ground assault in the south of the country. 

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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).

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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A woman breastfeeds her baby in a labour room in India shortly after giving birth.
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Breastfeeding central to eliminating child malnutrition: Agency chiefs

Health Two senior UN officials are urging Governments to make breastfeeding-friendly environments a priority, in line with commitments made earlier this year to accelerate global progress on malnutrition. 

Disabled Liberian atheletes push their wheelchairs forward at the start of a 10k mini marathon for disabled persons in downtown Monrovia, Liberia (file photo).
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Lace up and join the UN to help win #TheHumanRace against climate change

Humanitarian Aid The United Nations is encouraging everyone across the world to participate in the literal race against the climate emergency.