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Asia-Pacific faces challenge of reducing poverty: UNDP

Despite its high rate of economic growth, the Asia-Pacific region is facing challenges in reducing poverty and economic inequalities, according to the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

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Musicians support efforts to end violence against women

The resilience of women and girls who face gender-based violence around the world is being celebrated in a concert at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York on Monday evening.

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The toll of “dirty energy” on humans

Pollution from fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas is taking a toll on people’s health worldwide, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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Theatrical fight against domestic violence in Nicaragua

Theatre groups in Nicaragua are using performance as a tool to fight gender violence in the Central American country.

A third to a half of Nicaraguan women has suffered violence from men at some time, the UN estimates.

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Rome meeting focuses on inland fisheries

Inland fishing in canals, lakes, rivers and bays plays a critical role in food security, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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New campaign aims to galvanize support for women’s empowerment

The British actress and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson has unveiled a new initiative to galvanize support for women’s empowerment.

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Iceland champions gender equality at the UN

Iceland has been demonstrating to the international community why it ranks number one in the world in closing the gender gap.

The Nordic country recently hosted a conference at the United Nations to highlight the influence society has in the way men treat women.

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Small farmers feed people on earth and in outer space

Small farmers play a critical role in feeding people around the world and now the food they produce is going to feed people 250 kilometres above the earth’s surface.

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Anti-Semitism under spotlight at the United Nations

Anti-Semitism is rearing its ugly head again particularly in Europe, the United Nations General Assembly was told on Thursday as it held its first ever meeting on the issue.

The gathering comes in the wake of reports of attacks against Jews.

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Jordan calls for more help to host refugees

Jordan says it needs more help from the international community to accommodate refugees fleeing from the conflict in Syria.

The country is currently hosting around 800,000 refugees, the vast majority from Syria.

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