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Electronic waste being dumped in Asia

Up to 90 per cent of the world's electronic or E-waste, worth nearly US$19 billion, is illegally traded or dumped each year, according to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

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“The Fog of Peace”, new memoir about peacekeeping by former UN official

The separation between war and peace is not as clear cut as it used to be, according to the former Head of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations.

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Still “male culture” at UN but this is changing, says top female UN official

A “male culture” still persists at the United Nations but the situation has changed tremendously over the last couple of years according to the outgoing UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs.

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Peacekeepers “pay heavy price” for securing peace in Lebanon

Peacekeepers working with the United Nations in Lebanon have paid a “heavy price” for securing peace in the country, according to a senior Irish soldier.

Forty-eight Irish peacekeepers have died there since 1978.

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Thousands fleeing violence in Iraq struggle to reach safety

The situation for thousands of people fleeing fighting in the Iraqi city of Ramadi has been described as desperate by UN humanitarian agencies.

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Peacekeepers Day about “tremendous gratitude” to people serving UN

The International Day of UN Peacekeepers is about expressing “tremendous gratitude” to the men and women who serve the Organization in the world’s most insecure locations.

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First Chinese peacekeeping combat troops deployed to South Sudan

The first ever Chinese UN peacekeeping combat force to an African country has deployed to South Sudan.

The African country gained its independence from Sudan in 2011 and has suffered periods of internal conflict ever since.

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Illegal tobacco trade involves one in 10 cigarettes, experts warn

The illicit tobacco trade poses major health, economic and security concerns and likely affects one in 10 cigarettes smoked globally, UN health experts say.

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Violent forms of extremism seek to destroy human civilisation

The destruction of cultural heritage is a senseless form of violent extremism which seeks to destroy the past, the present and the future of human civilisation, according to the UN Deputy Secretary-General.

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Maintain focus on Middle East peace process through media

The media has an important role to play in maintaining the international focus on the Middle East peace process, according to a senior UN official

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