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Death penalty states owe families transparency: Guantánamo lawyer

States which practice the death penalty often fail to release basic details of executions, even concealing them from prisoners’ family members.

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SDGs won’t be reached without curbing damaging disaster effects

It will be impossible to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) unless the world does more to curb the damaging effects of natural and other disasters.

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Earth observation technology a tool for women’s empowerment

Earth observation technology can be a tool for women’s empowerment as it provides satellite imagery which can help with environmental monitoring: for example, in agriculture or with tracking infectious diseases.

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Remote health centre teams in devastated Dominica need support

Medical staff trying to keep basic services going on the devastated Caribbean island of Dominica urgently need support, including reliable food supplies.

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Ghana experience shows digital payments Better than Cash: UN-backed study

Transitioning from cash to digital payments could save Ghana’s government more than US$200 million over the next four years, a UN-backed study has found.

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Legal vacuum “an obstacle" to gender equality: Peacekeeper

An absence of laws is an “obstacle to advancing gender equality” because it doesn’t give women the support they need to report cases of gender based violence.

That was the reality confronting Assistant Inspector of Police Annah Chota when she got to Abyei, Sudan, to take up her post.

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Scalable solutions critical to reducing violence against children

Ramya Subrahmanian attended the high-level event on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals for Children: Collective Actions and I

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Homes “destroyed” and green hills “turned brown” in Dominica: UNDP

Dominica is “getting a grip” on recovery following a devastating hurricane which destroyed homes and turned swathes of the emerald-green Caribbean island, muddy brown.

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Parental leave is smart for the economy and helps change minds

Unequal pay and lack of paid parental leave holds women back in the world of work.

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Fashion designer Elie Tahari brings new look to UN tour guides

UN tour guides are enjoying a stylish new look this month, care of New York-based fashion designer, Elie Tahari.

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