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South Sudan authorities promise to release all child soldiers

The South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has agreed to release all the children fighting in the country’s armed forces and help them reintegrate into society.

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Gambian women manage natural resources

Gambian women are becoming increasing involved in the management of natural resources, according to the Executive Director of the West African country’s National Environment Agency.

Ndey Sireng Bakurin says rural women are key to pushing forward the sustainable development agenda.

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Caribbean tourism “on the rebound”

Caribbean tourism is on the rebound and moving forward –thanks to a turn-around of the economy in the United States.

So says the outgoing Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization Beverley Nicholson-Dotty of the US Virgin Islands.

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Sport key role to play in raising awareness about the environment

Sport has a key role to play in raising awareness about the environment according to a three-time Olympic champion in canoeing.

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Enemies learning to live together in Darfur

Former adversaries in the Darfur region of Sudan are learning to live together following a United Nations initiative to revive traditional mediation methods.

An estimated 300,000 people have died in Darfur over the last decade as government forces continue to battle with militias.

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“Chemical pollution” in women’s products affecting heath

Chemicals commonly found in cosmetics are impacting negatively on women’s health, according to an international network of environmental and health organisations.

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Peace and security “prerequisites” for sustainable development

Peace and security are “prerequisites” for the sustainable development of environmental resources as well as gender equality.

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Sudan, “worst crisis” in the world for children

Sudan is one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world for young people according to the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF.

The agency says that as many as 65% of those people who have fled their homes or become refugees are under the age of 18.

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Education plays key role in ending domestic violence, rape

A lot of the violence directed at women is accepted as “normal” behaviour in some societies.

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Environmental sustainability “crucial” to prosperity of Kenya

The sustainable use of environmental resources is “crucial” to the prosperity of Kenya, according to the Ambassador of Kenya to the United Nations in Nairobi.

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