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Developing countries look to Dubai for “inspiration”

Developing nations are looking to Dubai for “inspiration” on how to make the UN global agenda for sustainable development a reality, the Director of the UN South-South Cooperation has said.

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Support to ICC must remain “strong”, urges its president

Support to the International Criminal Court (ICC) must remain “strong” and countries should retain their membership, the president of the court has urged.

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Five million suffer from hunger in drought-hit Somalia

More than five million people in Somalia do not have enough to eat and over a million require life-saving aid, the head of the UN food agency in the country has said.

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300 million children breathing toxic air pollution

Approximately 300 million children, or one in seven youngsters globally, are living in areas of the world with the most toxic levels of outdoor air pollution, according to a report by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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If slum-dwellers’ voices are ignored, new cities agenda “will fail”

If the voices of slum-dwellers are ignored in the New Urban Agenda for world cities, adopted by UN Member States in October, then it “will fail”.

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Photo exhibit gives identity back to refugees

A photography project which aims to give refugees and migrants their identity back has opened at UN Headquarters in New York.

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Lack of “large ransom” delays hostage release by Somali pirates

Lack of a “large ransom” delayed the release of 26 hostages held by Somali pirates for nearly five years, according to a representative from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

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Free mobile app showcases art and architecture at UN Headquarters

A free mobile app which guides visitors around more than 65 art and architectural works on display at UN Headquarters has been launched.

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Access and safety key for sustainable transportation

Transportation plays a critical role in a country’s development by facilitating the means for workers to get to their jobs and for goods to reach markets.

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Forced relocations, executions as Mosul liberation offensive continues

Tens of thousands of people living in areas surrounding the Iraqi city of Mosul are being used as human shields by ISIL as the battle to retake the city from the extremist group rages on.

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