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Tanzanian girls cycle to better performance at school

A scheme to help increase girls’ “performance at school” by giving them their own bicycle has just been launched in Tanzania, by the winner of a special UN award.

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UN and Africa: focus on South Sudan, autism and outer space

South Sudan “on a trajectory towards mass atrocities”: UN chief

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UN Gender Focus: trafficked women, girls’ rights in Tanzania and female farmers

“Blood money” of trafficked women now “lifeblood” sustaining terrorists

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Situation in DRC’s capital city “very volatile”

The situation in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been described as “very volatile” by a representative from the UN’s Stabilization Mission (MONUSCO).

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Women are the “backbone” of agriculture

Women are the “backbone” of agriculture across the world, according to the Director-General of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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Viennese restaurant turns Syrian refugees into “entrepreneurs”

A new “fusion” restaurant in the Austrian capital Vienna, has found the special ingredient to turn Syrian refugees into budding entrepreneurs with a chance to open their own businesses.

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“Blood money” of trafficked women now “lifeblood” sustaining terrorists

The “blood money” of women and children has become part of the “lifeblood” that sustains terrorists in places like Syria and Iraq, the UN special envoy for sexual violence in conflict has said.

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“Growing problem” of organized crime corrupting politics worldwide

There is a “growing problem” of organized crime syndicates corrupting politics and politicians worldwide, especially at a local level.

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Afghan citizens returning in “record numbers” says UN special envoy

Hundreds and thousands of Afghan citizens are returning home “with hope” from host countries like Pakistan and Iran, the UN special envoy for the country has said.

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Australian indigenous “disproportionally represented” in justice system

Indigenous people in Australia are “disproportionally represented” in the country’s criminal justice system according to a United Nations rights expert.

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