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Economic recovery not strong enough to boost employment

Almost 202 million people were unemployed in 2013 following uneven economic growth across the world, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO).

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Human Rights Council looks at crisis in the CAR

The Central African Republic is in freefall, according to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

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Sports to improve employment opportunities for women

Women can overcome obstacles that prevent them getting into the job market by engaging more in sports, according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

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Australian pilots play vital logistical role in UN South Sudan Mission

Pilots from Australia have been playing a crucial role in South Sudan as the United Nations ramps up its peacekeeping and humanitarian operations.

South Sudan is now in its fifth week of unrest.

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Human rights on agenda as genocide threat hangs over CAR

The human rights situation in the Central African Republic is being discussed by experts in Geneva on Monday.

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Children recover after being released from armed groups in CAR

Twenty-three children in the Central African Republic are recovering in a UN-supported recovery centre after being released by armed groups in the capital, Bangui.

The children, including six girls, are between 14 and 17 years old.

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Conditions for Palestinian refugees in Syrian camp “unimaginably harsh”

Palestinian refugees sheltering in a camp situated in Syria are living in what has been described as “unimaginably harsh” conditions.

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South Sudan “horrifying" humanitarian, human rights "disaster”

South Sudan is developing into a “horrifying humanitarian and human rights disaster” according to a senior UN official who has completed a four-day visit to the country.

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Syrian women activists express hopes for peace

Syrian women are hoping that next week’s international conference in Geneva will be a “serious step” towards ending the violence and bloodshed in their homeland.

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“Historic” trial into killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister opens in The Hague

The trial of four men accused of the February 2005 car bomb attack which killed former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri opened on Thursday.

The case is being heard at a Special Tribunal in The Hague, in The Netherlands, and the defendants are being tried in absentia.

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