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LIVE: World leaders pledge to power humanity with clean energy

How can the world come together to radically change the way it produces and uses energy, as part of efforts to hold back climate change and to ultimately give humanity a more secure future on planet earth? That’s the question that over one hundred countries, organizations and businesses will be discussing at the United Nations on Friday at the High-level Dialogue on Energy, the first meeting of its kind in 40 years.

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Joenia Wapixana, activist for the rights of indigenous people in Brazil
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Joenia Wapixana, activist for the rights of indigenous people in Brazil

First Person: A life dedicated to indigenous rights in Brazil

Human RightsFor almost 30 years, Brazilian activist Joenia Wapixana, has been fighting for indigenous land rights and against “institutionalized discrimination” in Brazil. In a special interview with UN News, to mark the 20th anniversary of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action, she says it’s time to dedicate more resources to this fight.

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UN Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the general Debate of the 67th session of the UN General Assembly
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PHOTO STORY: World returns to New York for UNGA76

The international community has been welcomed back into UN Headquarters in New York, for the opening of the annual gathering of world leaders which is taking place in person (and online) following the disruption last year caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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UN officials say that gender-based violence is a “shadow pandemic,” hidden beneath COVID-19.
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Call to action: Prevent gender-based violence in humanitarian emergencies

Women Top UN officials met in the margins of the 76th General Assembly on Thursday,  with a strong call to action to stamp out gender-based violence (GBV), amid a rise in forced displacement and other humanitarian emergencies around the globe.

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UNICEF: Haiti children vulnerable to ‘violence, poverty and displacement’

Migrants and Refugees As Haiti continues to reel from the “triple tragedy” of natural disasters, gang violence and the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) expressed concern on Thursday that two-thirds of Haitian migrants expelled from the United States border in recent days are women and children – including newborns with “specific and immediate needs”.