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Progress in fighting malaria threatened by slowdown in global efforts

Progress made in controlling malaria is being threatened by a slowdown in global efforts against the disease.

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Political crisis continues in Guinea-Bissau: UN envoy

The political crisis Guinea-Bissau caused by the military coup on 12 April continues, according to the outgoing top United Nations envoy in the West African country.

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Special committee in Jamaica addresses violence against women

Violence against women is pervasive and harms not only women but their families and their communities.

At a two-day forum at the United Nations, non-governmental organizations, UN officials, government representatives and other stakeholders discussed how to prevent it.

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ICC Prosecutor says crimes still committed in Darfur

The issue of senior Sudanese officials sought by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for the crimes allegedly committed in Darfur was brought before the Security Council on Thursday.

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World tourism reaches the milestone of one billion travellers

The one billionth tourist crossed an international border on the 13th of December of 2012, according to the UN World Tourism Organization.

Marcelo Risi of the UNWTO says everybody likes to travel.

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Women not benefiting from economic progress: UN official

The central role of women in development is being discussed at a two-day meeting taking place in Vienna, Austria.

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Ethiopian migrants remain stranded in Yemen

Early this week more than 200 Ethiopian migrants were returned to their country from Yemen on a flight chartered by the International Organization for Migration (

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UN hosts LGBT special event

The United Nations is taking leadership in the fight to end discrimination against lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender, or LGBT, individuals.

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New initiative to eliminate cholera in Haiti and Dominican Republic

A new initiative has been launched at the United Nations to help eliminate cholera in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, the two countries that make up the Caribbean island of Hispaniola.

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Dozens of children threatened with execution in Yemen

There’s dismay at Yemen’s execution of a girl named Hind Al-Barti on the 3rd of December this year, according to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.

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