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Countries should not be afraid to implement the rights of indigenous peoples

Countries should not be afraid to strengthen the rights of indigenous peoples as guaranteed by a UN Declaration adopted a decade ago, a

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Refugees still portrayed as “potential terrorists” by some media

Refugees who have fled to Europe from countries like Syria and Afghanistan are still being portrayed as “potential terrorists”, especially on social media, while so-called “hate speech” is on the rise.

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UN Gender Focus: violence against women, rural people and refugees in Turkey

UN project highlights cost of violence against women in Arab Region

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UN and Africa: focus on Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria

Somalia terror attack “desperate attempt” to disrupt electoral process

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Good mental health is key “foundation” to implement SDGs

Improving mental health across the world is one of the “foundations” for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (

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“Dramatic” increase of human rights violations in DR Congo

There has been a “dramatic” increase in human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in the past year, according to a new UN probe.

The United Nations Joint Human Rights Office (UNJHRO) documented over 5,000 violations committed across the country.

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Somalia terror attack “desperate attempt” to disrupt election

The attack on the Dayax hotel in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Wednesday has been described by the UN there as a “desperate attempt” by Al Shabaab extremists to disrupt the electoral process.

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Inclusive peace requires “bottom-to-top” approach

Inclusive peace requires a “bottom-to-top” approach, a Nigerian peace activist said on the margins of a

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Preventing HIV in the Philippines remains a “difficult” task

HIV prevention in the Philippines is “difficult” and challenging because of church teaching against the use of condoms, the UN’s Children Fund, UNICEF, has said.

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“Better future” likely for countryside with private cash boost

More private investment alongside public funding will provide a “better future” for rural people.

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