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Data revolution benefiting humanitarian aid delivery

Well-managed data can support efforts to deliver aid to millions of people affected by natural and man-made catastrophes, according to the head of the UN humanitarian affairs office, OCHA.

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War-torn Syrian sites of Palmyra, Aleppo “part of their identity”

Newly-identified destruction of the World Heritage Site of Palmyra is an “immense loss” to both the Syrian people and humanity overall, according to the UN Cultural Organization,

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Gender parity still “decades away” in public life: UN development chief

Gender parity for leadership roles in public life across the world is still “decades away,” according to the head of the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

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Tourism “perfect tool” to promote Sustainable Development Goals

Tourism is a “perfect tool” to promote and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (

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People need to be valued regardless of their identity

All people need to be valued and included in development activities regardless of their gender identity, according to a representative from UN Women in Bangladesh.

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“Lost generation” of Syrian refugee children in Turkey missing out on school

What could become a “lost generation” of Syrian refugee children in Turkey is missing out on school despite major increases in enrollment since last summer, according to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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UN Syria Envoy set for international talks in Kazakhstan

International efforts to halt the fighting in Syria stepped up a gear on Thursday with the news that top UN negotiator Staffan de Mistura has been invited to participate in upcoming talks sponsored by Russia, Iran and Turkey.

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“Influx of violent extremists” an increasing challenge for authorities

The “influx of violent extremists” increases the overall challenges facing prison administrations around the world, according to a representative from the UN’s Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

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Agricultural leaders urged to act now to avert global water crisis

With agriculture currently accounting for 70 per cent of global water usage, decision makers in the industry are being urged to strengthen efforts to tackle a looming water crisis.

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UN Gender Focus: gender parity , Muslim women and transgender community in Bangladesh

Gender parity still “decades away” in public life: UN development chief

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