Women and human rights: front and centre at the Oscar ceremony this year

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Gender equality, the marginalization of indigenous languages, migration, the refugee crisis, the lives of domestic workers, poverty… All these issues which are at the heart of the United Nations’ work, are also front and centre in some of the films celebrated this year at the Academy Awards.

Venezuelan refugees now number 3.4 million; humanitarian implications massive, UN warns

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Without scaled-up humanitarian assistance ‘more and more people’ at risk in South Sudan

“Alarming” food insecurity threatens nearly seven million people in South Sudan, according to a new report by three United Nations agencies appealing for greater assistance and better access to humanitarian relief.

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UN chief lauds Philippines’ ‘landmark achievement’ on setting up transition authority in Bangsamoro

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres congratulated the Philippines on Friday for establishing a government body to push forward the formal creation of an autonomous region.

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Pregnant, nursing women can now be given Ebola vaccine, UN health agency announces

Reversing an earlier decision, the World Health Organization (WHO) now recommends vaccinating pregnant and breastfeeding women against the Ebola virus.

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UN decolonization successes can ‘inspire us today,’ UN chief tells Special Committee

Since the early 1960s, the United Nations decolonization committee has “accompanied many territories in their journey”, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday, opening the body’s 2019 session.

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Agreement on new peace deal ‘only one step’ on challenging road ahead for Central African Republic, says UN envoy

Despite the signing of a recent peace deal between the Government of the Central African Republic (CAR) and 14 armed groups, “we should not forget that the situation in the country remains serious,” a senior UN envoy told the Security Council on Thursday.

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