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People-centred urbanization stressed on first World Cities Day

The importance of well-planned and well-managed cities is being stressed on the first ever celebration of World Cities Day on 31st October.

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Telecoms boost aid effort in Iraq

Telecommunications and logistics experts from WFP, the UN World Food Programme are working to ensure that humanitarian agencies can provide rapid delivery of aid in Iraq.

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Youth rights should be translated into action, activist urges

Youth rights should be translated into action and not remain on paper.

That’s what the Vice Chairperson of the Advisory Council on Youth said during the First Global Forum on Youth Policies in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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Shanghai, China kicks off World Cities Day celebrations

As cities grow both in size and population, people are being urged to seize the opportunity to start shaping them.

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Documentary depicts “dangerous” work of cartoonists

The role of cartoonists as watchdogs of society is being examined in a UN-backed documentary film.

“Cartoonists-Foot Soldiers of democracy” shows how cartoonists contribute to political life, but also the dangers they face when exposing wrong-doing.

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Over 10 million people in Africa say “no” to female genital cutting

Over 10 million people in Africa have said “no” to female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C) as a result of a worldwide effort to stop the practice.

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Child poverty increases in the world’s most wealthy nations: UN

Child poverty has increased in many of the world’s wealthy nations because of the impact on households of the 2008 global financial crisis.

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Insecurity creates “bleak” food situation in Central African Republic

Political tensions and civil unrest in the Central African Republic have created an environment that is making it difficult for people to find enough food to eat.

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South Sudan moves to improve Internet connectivity

South Sudan is moving ahead to build its information and communications infrastructure, according to the country’s Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services.

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“Immense” challenges faced by Somalia

Somalia is facing “immense” challenges as it emerges from two decades of civil war and recurrent droughts according to the United Nations.

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