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First ever Global Youth Forum convenes in Azerbaijan

A global meeting in Azerbaijan is expected to generate what has been described as a “new push” for government to adopt youth-friendly policies around the world.

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South Africa’s Simphiwe Dana sings at UN

Simphiwe Dana, one of South Africa’s soulful singers renowned for her impressive vocals, recently sang at UN Headquarters to observe the International Day of Non-Violence.

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Teenage girl in South Sudan struggles as head of family

The conflict that broke out in South Sudan between government and opposition forces in December 2013 continues to take its toll on innocent civilians.

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Aspirations of young people under spotlight in Azerbaijan

The aspirations and demands of young people around the world are coming under the spotlight in Baku, Azerbaijan this week at a UN-backed conference focussing on global youth policies.

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Extremes of “hope and despair” in DR Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has experienced extremes of “hope and despair’ in less than one month.

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Foreign terrorists targeted by UN

The international community is looking at how best to prevent individuals from travelling to foreign countries to fight for terrorist organizations.

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Lang Lang performs with global youth orchestra on UN Day

Young musicians from around the world are preparing to perform at the UN with the world-renowned concert pianist Lang Lang.

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Gender needs of women in prison not taken into account

Women in prison experience more difficult conditions than men, according to the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women.

Ms Rashida Manjoo was at UN Headquarters in New York on Thursday to talk about problems faced by women who are in custody or incarcerated.

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On UN birthday, Afghans look back at their partnership

The UN in Afghanistan has been focused on rebuilding and restoring peace in the country since it opened a political mission in 2002.

The Mission has helped organize the 2014 president and provincial council elections at the request of Afghan authorities.

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Kosovo celebrates United Nations Day

The UN was created to save future generations from the scourge of war, to advance human rights, and to promote justice, according to the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative in Kosovo, Farid Zarif.

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