Human Rights Day celebrates ‘tremendous activism’ of the world’s young people

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The United Nations is highlighting the role of young people in leading the way to a better future for all people for this year’s observance of Human Rights Day, celebrated on Tuesday. 

UN chief urges emergency fund support as one of the ‘most effective investments’ in humanitarian action

Monday’s Daily Brief: increasing inequality, human rights and climate, civil war crimes, Ethiopia reforms

UN Assembly calls on all States to observe Olympic Truce throughout Tokyo Summer Games

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Inequality threatening human development, new global UN report warns

Despite global progress in tackling poverty, hunger and disease, a “new generation of inequalities” indicates that many societies are not working as they should, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) argues in its latest report released on Monday. 

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Corruption thwarts attempts to build a better world and ‘must be fought by all, for all’

As we enter a decade of ambitious action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), stepping up efforts to eradicate corruption and promote good governance is “essential…to deliver on our global pledge to leave no one behind”, the UN anti-crime chief has said.

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Denouncing attacks against Baghdad protesters, UN warns ‘violence risks placing Iraq on dangerous trajectory’

The top UN official in Iraq has strongly condemned the shooting of unarmed protesters in Baghdad on Friday night, which left a high number of deaths and injuries among innocent citizens, calling for the perpetrators to be “identified and brought to justice without delay”. 

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‘We all must step up’ collective action on disability inclusion – UN deputy chief

The international community has agreed truly ground-breaking frameworks to advance the rights of persons with disabilities, including in the context of development, but there remains a significant gap between these ambitions and the reality experienced daily by millions of persons with disabilities, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told a conference in Doha on Saturday. 

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UN evaluates progress in improving peacekeeping performance

The international community on Friday took stock of action to improve UN peacekeeping in line with a Security Council resolution aimed at enhancing performance at all levels, both at Headquarters in New York and in the field. 

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