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Fighting human trafficking to end violence against women and children

It is estimated that, across the globe, 2.4 million people are forced to endure the crime of human trafficking at any one time.

They do so in forced labour, in domestic servitude, in sexual exploitation, and in every country and every region of the world.

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Former child soldiers in Africa form hip hop group

Some former child soldiers in Africa are taking their experiences and turning them into rap songs.

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Blood donation campaign to save mothers launched in Darfur

Twenty-five per cent of maternal deaths in Darfur are caused by excessive bleeding due to lack of adequate blood for transfusion.

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Syria agrees to a withdraw troops by April 10

The joint UN-Arab League envoy for Syria told the Security Council Monday that the country will complete the withdrawal of troops and heavy weapons from populated areas by April 10 according to US Ambassador Susan Rice.

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Steve Jobs exhibition opens at United Nations Geneva office

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is celebrating past and present inventors with the exhibition “Visionary Innovators” that highlights the work of Steve Jobs.

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Making happiness count in measuring national wealth

Gross National Product, or the total value of a country’s economic activity for a year, has long been used to measure progress.

But is GNP the only indicator of national wealth?

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DNA helps African-American filmmaker discover her “strong” heritage

On March 25, the UN paid tribute to the millions of African victims of the transatlantic slave trade. African-Americans, like other people of African descent in the New World, are often curious to know just exactly who their ancestors were and where they came from.

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Miss Universe 2011 to promote UN work in combating desertification

Last September, a young woman from Angola was crowned Miss Universe, beating out more than 80 other beauties from around the world.

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A World Atlas of Gender Equality in Education

The first World Atlas of Gender Equality in Education, a comprehensive overview of the progress, as well as remaining gaps in gender equality at all educational levels, was launched this week in New York.

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