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“Massive structural transformation” needed in Somalia

A “massive, structural transformation” is needed to advance women’s political representation in Somalia, a female member of parliament or MP has urged.

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Sexual education in Uganda schools can protect youth from HIV

Comprehensive sex education programmes are important to stop the spread of HIV among young people, a Programme Director for the Uganda Network of Young Positives has said.

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Canada funds WFP cash transfers for refugees in Tanzania

A US$385,000 contribution from Canada is being used by the World Food Programme (WFP) to provide cash transfers to thousands of Congolese refugees in western Tanzania.

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UNICEF seeks $3.3 billion in emergency aid

Almost one in four children today lives in a country affected by conflict or disaster, the UN said Tuesday, in a call for US$ 3.3 billion to help them.

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Women should be able to “leapfrog” into evolving world of work

The world of work is changing and women should be empowered to “leapfrog” into high-tech or green jobs in the future, the Deputy-Executive Director of UN Women has said.

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Putting youth in leadership positions always “pays off”, says UN envoy

Young people are still seen as a “problem and liability” in some parts of the world, and yet the UN has shown that putting them in leadership positions always “pays off”.

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Youth “ready and able to do heavy lifting” to implement SDGs

Young people are “ready and able to do the heavy lifting” to implement the Sustainable Development Goals, the UN Youth Envoy has urged.

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“Life is back” as schools reopen in eastern Mosul

Teachers and pupils in the war-torn eastern part of Mosul are celebrating the reopening of schools this week, although the battle to liberate the entire city from ISIL terrorists is far from over.

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New project empowers women refugees in Turkey

A new project to empower women in the refugee camps of Turkey has been launched by the UN’s Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

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