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Drastic improvement in security situation in Pakistan

The security situation in Pakistan has drastically improved according to the country director of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) there.

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Situation in Afghanistan “cannot continue indefinitely”

The war in Afghanistan, which is preventing political and economic progress in the country, “cannot continue indefinitely.”

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New campaign in Hungary “fuelling xenophobia”

Hungary is being urged to refrain from “policies and practices that promote intolerance”.

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“We are moving” on peacekeeping reform into 2016, says UN chief

“We are moving” to enact necessary reforms to UN peacekeeping in 2016, says the top official in charge of operations.

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World should not have been “too surprised” by migrant crisis

The world should not have been “too surprised” by this year’s migrant and refugee crisis.

That’s according to the Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), William Lacy Swing.

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Internet, social media help ISIL recruit 30,000 fighters

The terrorist organization ISIL has used the internet and social media to recruit at least 30,000 foreign fighters from more than 100 countries to fight in Syria and Iraq.

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Level of suffering outpacing funding for UN emergency response fund

The level of suffering is outpacing funding for the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund, or CERF.

Donors from around the world met on Thursday, the 10th anniversary of the fund, for a High-Level Pledging Conference.

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UN Gender Focus: sexual violence in Syria, rights of women in Montenegro and Pacific countries

Most Syrians fleeing country because of fear of sexual violence 

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Conflict and natural disasters pushing record number of people from homes

Conflict and natural disasters are pushing an unprecedented number of people from their homes, according to the High Commissioner of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

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Every Tunisian home to have internet “within five years”

Every family in Tunisia will have access to the internet in their home “within five years.”

That’s according to Noomane Fehri, the north African country’s Minister of Communication Technologies and Digital Economy.

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