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We need to get smarter on HIV, says fashion guru Kenneth Cole

Failing to find a cure for HIV/AIDS in the next five years may see the world “losing control” of the virus, UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador Kenneth Cole said on Wednesday.

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Rohingya women have “lived through real horrors:” UNFPA

Safe spaces for Rohingya women and girls seeking sanctuary in Bangladesh are already full to capacity.

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New strategy aims to reduce cholera deaths by 90%

A new strategy launched on Tuesday aims to reduce the number of deaths due to cholera worldwide by as much as 90 per cent by 2030.

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Holistic measures needed for income equality in Africa

There is no “silver bullet” to resolving the stark income disparities in sub-Saharan Africa.

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UN police boost safety for women outside South Sudan protection sites

Security operations conducted by UN Police (UNPOL) in South Sudan around sites set up to protect civilians are helping to create more security for women according to a senior police officer.

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“Let youth lead” when it comes to non-violence urges expert

“We are built for peace, but we are trained for violence”.

That’s the assessment of one expert who came to UN Headquarters in New York on Monday to help mark the International Day of Non-Violence.

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Space tech speeds up sustainable development: UN space chief

Technology built to explore the stars, is also having a dramatic impact in the more down-to-earth pursuit of the 2030 Sustainable Development

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IOM chief pleads for humanitarian access to save lives in Yemen

The head of the UN migration agency, IOM, was in Yemen on Monday to stress the need for immediate humanitarian access in order to save millions of lives.

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UAE focusing on making young people “positive agents”

Young people could be the “disruptive solution” to tackling the global challenge of violent extremism.

That’s the view of the Youth Minister in the United Arab Emirates, Shamma Suhail Faris Al Mazrui.

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Empathy, not torture, most effective: Norwegian investigator

When interrogating killers and other criminals, Norwegian police officers do not seek to “break down” suspects.

Rather, they gather information by using a technique that emphasizes communication and empathy.

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