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UN Gender Focus: 2017 Year in Review

“Many girls” want to “raise their voice”: Afghan radio journalist

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UN Daily News Programme 29 December 2017

Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Paulina Greer and Vibhu Mishra.

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News in Brief 29 December 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the recent exchange of prisoners and detainees in eastern Ukraine.

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Improving safety "best way" to honour fallen peacekeepers

Sixty blue helmets were killed in attacks in 2017; nearly double the figure for the past two years.

That’s according to senior UN official Atul Khare, who reported that overall, 123 personnel died while serving at peacekeeping missions this year.

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South African teen raises her voice on behalf of children…and the UN

A South African teenager was at the UN recently to raise her voice for children everywhere, particularly on the issues of education, child labour and gender inequality.

Lathitha Beyile from Soweto read a manifesto she had written which was inspired by children in her country.

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UN Daily News Programme 28 December 2017

Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Paulina Greer and Vibhu Mishra.

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Hurricane-hit Dominica recovering despite power, economic troubles

Three months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria delivered a major blow to the island of Dominica, life is resuming on the Caribbean island.

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News in Brief 28 December 2017

Terrorist attack in Kabul another ‘despicable crime’ in a year already marked by unspeakable atrocities: UN Mission

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Chief prosecutor reflects on legacy of UN tribunal for former Yugoslavia

Although a UN court has charged more than 160 people for war crimes committed during the Balkan wars, that number is still “very little” considering the thousands of violations that still need to be investigated.

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Syrian refugee offers sporting chance to others in exile

A refugee story with a happy ending, with news that a Syrian former champion wrestler has opened a sports centre in Egypt offering hope to others displaced from the war-torn country.

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