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UN Gender Focus: women in Colombia, students in Iraq and gender parity

Women’s representation in Colombia’s judicial system remains low

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UN and Africa: focus on peacekeepers, HIV/AIDS and volunteerism

Killing of two peacekeepers in CAR condemned by UN

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“Emergency response” to HIV launched in Libya

An “emergency response” to a rise in HIV infections in Libya, has been launched by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Killing of two peacekeepers in CAR condemned by UN

The killing of two peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Tuesday has been condemned by the UN mission there.

The blue helmets, who were part of a battalion from Morocco, were escorting fuel trucks, when they were ambushed by unknown assailants.

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Volunteering is "contagious"

“Volunteering” is contagious in a positive way according to a representative from a Kenya based organisation, who attended a UN-supported conference on volunteering, recently held in Mexico.

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Former child soldiers are victims not “security threats”

Former child soldiers should be treated as victims and not security threats in the year ahead, the UN special envoy for children and armed conflict has urged.

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Over five million people in Damascus have lost access to water

Some five and a half million people in Syria’s capital Damascus, have been deprived of water for the past seventeen days, according to a representative of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in the war-torn country.

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UN chief outlines mission “to change and to reform and to improve”

The UN faces “very challenging times” and needs to embark on a new mission “to change and to reform and to improve.”

That’s the message delivered to staff by new UN chief, António Guterres, on his first day at UN Headquarters in New York.

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“Game-changers” in 2017 will allow for positive year says UN President

“Positive” developments can be expected across the world in 2017 despite the ongoing conflicts and humanitarian crises that typified 2016; that’s according to the President of the UN General Assembly, Peter Thomson.

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