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Time to help people “live their dreams”, says IPU president

It is time to help people live their dreams by ensuring that commitments made by governments are kept, according to the president of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).

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Parliamentarians key to ending global poverty and inequality

Parliamentary leaders from around the world have been called on by the UN to help end global poverty and give hope to the disenfranchised.

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WHO appeals for “safe corridor” in Yemen

Warring parties in Taiz governorate in Yemen are being urged by the World Health Organization (WHO) to observe a ceasefire and demilitarize hospitals and health facilities to allow the safe delivery of humanitarian aid.

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Detaining people without cause is a "strategy to spread terror"

The detention of people, often without cause, is a repressive technique which violates fundamental human rights and is often used to spread terror within society.

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Philippines: Cyclone-prone areas to get evacuation centres

State-of-the art evacuation centres in the Philippines are being set up by the UN to provide shelter for communities in cyclone-prone areas of the country.

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Impact of nuclear tests observed on International Day

The ill-effects of nuclear testing in Kazakhstan are still being seen according to authorities, even though the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test site closed over 20 years ago.

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Hurricane Katrina “raised bar” for disaster risk management

Hurricane Katrina, which hit the American city of New Orleans 10 years ago this month, has raised the bar for disaster risk management, according to the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

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Campaign gets South Sudan schoolchildren ‘Back-to-Learning’

Children in South Sudan, who were forced out of school due to poverty, gender discrimination or conflict, are getting a second chance at an education.

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Myanmar floods: Devastation and "unprecendented" solidarity

Humanitarian relief efforts continue in Myanmar, where floods and landslides brought on by monsoon rains have caused the deaths of more than 100 people and displaced hundreds of thousands.

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New crop entering Arctic seed vault for preservation

Potato seeds once thought lost to the Andean people who introduced them to the world will now be safeguarded for future generations in a seed vault in the Arctic.

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