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“Lives can get better” in South Sudan: Mission chief tells UN News

The Head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) says there’s reason to be optimistic that a lasting peace deal can be struck this year.

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'New chance at life' for refugees from Libya

Since November, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has evacuated more than 1,000 extremely vulnerable refugees from Libya, providing them “with a new chance at life”.

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News in Brief 15 February 2018

  • Decline in Afghan civilian casualties but targeted killings increase: UNAMA
  • UN chief expresses “profound sadness” at mass shooting in Florida school
  • “Individualized, supportive care” is key to healthy childbirth: WHO
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'Vestiges' of transatlantic slave trade persist today: US law professor

Welcome to the first episode of our revised ‘UN and Africa’ podcast.

We talk to Gloria Browne-Marshall, a constitutional law professor and author, about the status of people of African descent across the world.

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A long way still to go for gender equality: UN Women report

UN Women released a report on Wednesday that underscores the pervasive nature of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere.

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Iraqi civilians in danger from new explosives left by “evil” ISIL bomb-makers

The presence of increasingly-deadly explosive hazards in liberated areas of Iraq are hindering efforts to rebuild and provide vital aid to families who are returning home, according to a senior manager with the UN Mine Action Service there (UNMAS).

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News in Brief 14 February 2018

  • UN launches recovery and resilience programme for Iraq
  • UNICEF readies to support Pacific countries affected by Cyclone Gita
  • US urged to protect rights of migrant activist facing deportation
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“Public outcry” against child rape vital to change culture in India: UNICEF

Public outrage over recent cases of child rape in India is essential to prevent horrific abuse in the future, and to change a culture that fails to value girls.

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Why human rights “can never be taken for granted”

Although the Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70 this year, its 30 articles upholding the inherent dignity of all people remain relevant in the Internet age.

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News in Brief 13 February 2018

  • Myanmar urged to address statelessness issue to resolve Rohingya crisis
  • Refugees perish seeking safety in Uganda: UNHCR
  • Refugees, asylum seekers “grasping for hope” on Manus Island
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