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Disabilities needn't be a show-stopper, say performers

A deaf and partially sighted musical dance act from China is putting on a major show at the UN to convey a positive message about disability.

The name of the troupe is My Dream China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe.

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UN chief makes appeal for funding, and unity between Palestinians

UN chief António Guterres released emergency funds to help alleviate the suffering of people in Gaza on Wednesday, and appealed for unity between Palestinians.

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Rights chief Zeid to call for action on Venezuela

Democracy in Venezuela is “barely alive" and UN Member States should help prevent the situation from worsening, the UN’s rights chief said on Wednesday.

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South Sudan camp crime cut by half: UN police coordinator

Residents of a camp for internally-displaced people in South Sudan have worked with the UN in the country to cut incidents of crime in the camp by half.

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Paris summit explores solutions to migrant crisis

The challenge for political leaders attending a summit on migration hosted by France on Monday will be to give people options other than having to trust smugglers, the UN has said.

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“It hurts” that humanitarian needs go unmet: UN relief chief

“It hurts” when the humanitarian response to a man-made crisis is insufficient to meet the needs of vulnerable people, says the UN relief chief in a wide-ranging interview ahead of leaving his post at the end of August.

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Political affairs chief underscores UN commitment to Somalia

The head of the UN’s Department of Political Affairs has urged Somalia to continue its efforts towards reconciliation and state-building.

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Good news from Syria: vaccination centres re-open

Parents in north-west Syria now have access to more than 35 re-opened vaccination centres where they can bring their children for life-saving protection, the UN said on Friday.

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Podcast: South Sudan refugee influx threatens Uganda's "open door"

South Sudan has known no respite since fighting broke out last July, following the collapse of a peace deal between the government and opposition forces.

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Somali police officers trained in tackling sexual violence

Fifty-four police officers in Somalia’s South West state have been trained to tackle sexual and gender-based violence as well as conflict-related sexual violence.

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