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Seafarers' Day honours maritime journeys and voyages

The United Nations has underlined its support for the men and women working at sea, whose immeasurable contributions help to keep global trade moving.

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50 Amigas, a coffee-making collective in Caucas, Colombia, supported by the UN Peacebulding Fund.
UN Multi-Partner Trust Fund for Sustaining Peace in Colombia
50 Amigas, a coffee-making collective in Caucas, Colombia, supported by the UN Peacebulding Fund.

Bringing jobs to Colombia’s conflict-affected communities

Peace and SecurityIn Colombia, decades of violence and armed conflict created significant obstacles to human development and sustainable peace. To encourage the private sector to move back into hard-hit areas, the UN is financing an innovative project that is supporting local businesses and providing sorely needed job opportunities.

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Marceline supported by her friend in Central African Republic.
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Life after Conflict – Family and connection

Exploring how our deepest loves and connections shape us, in the face of harm and loss, as well as drive us to continue, even after conflict.

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A home is destroyed in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, following a 5.9 magnitude earthquake.
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Talking to the Taliban ‘only way forward’ in Afghanistan

Peace and Security The devastating earthquake on Wednesday is just one of several emergencies facing Afghanistan, and continued dialogue with the Taliban de facto authorities remains the only way to address ongoing challenges in the country, the Security Council heard on Thursday. 

Monkeypox is a rare but dangerous infection similar to the now eradicated smallpox virus.
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Monkeypox: Amid uncertainty, global situation ‘cannot be ignored’ says WHO chief

Health Addressing the first meeting of the World Health Organization’s Emergency Committee on Thursday over the global Monkeypox outbreak, the WHO chief told members that person-to-person transmission was ongoing, and “likely underestimated”.