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“Far to go” to incorporate women leadership in the UN

Although the UN has made great strides towards gender equality within the organization, there’s still “far to go”.

That’s according to Ourania Yancopoulos, Project Manager and Lead Researcher of HERStory, an exhibition showcasing women leadership in the UN.

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“We must not give up” on Palestine and Israel’s right to exist: UN chief

The international community “must not give up” on the right of both Palestine and Israel to exist as independent states, living in peace and security with their neighbours.

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Migrants make “positive” changes to their adopted homelands

Migrants make “positive” changes to their new homelands, including boosting the workforce, the UN’s educational, scientific and cultural agency UNESCO has said.

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“Schools without walls” transforming lives of women farmers in South Sudan

Women in South Sudan are learning key farming skills in what have been described as “schools without walls” as part of a project set up by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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No “right hands for wrong weapons,” says deputy UN chief

There are no “right hands” when it comes to Weapons of Mass Destruction or WMDs, the deputy UN chief told Members of the Security Council on Thursday.

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Cultural sites in the Middle East face “unprecedented” destruction

Cultural sites in war-torn areas of the Middle East have been facing an “unprecedented” level of destruction, according to a representative from the UN cultural agency, UNESCO.

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New project aims to empower youth in the Mediterranean region

Young people in the Mediterranean region, now have the opportunity to be a part of significant “decision making” in their own communities, through a project instigated by the UN Educational Scientific and Cultural organisation (UNESCO).

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“Billions” living in coastal areas will benefit from eco-friendly ferries

Eco-friendly ferries are the best method of transport for “billions” living in coastal areas, according to the winner of a million-dollar UN grant, speaking on Wednesday.

Alexandra Bech Gjorv is the chief-executive of SINTEF, an independent research institute based in Norway.

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UN and Africa: focus on South Sudan, malaria and albinism

Scene set for “Rwanda-like” genocide in South Sudan 

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UN Gender Focus: women in the UN, violence against men and women farmers in South Sudan

Exhibition showcases how women helped shape the UN

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