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Côte d’Ivoire faces big political and economic challenges: UNDP chief

Côte d’Ivoire faces big challenges to promote national reconciliation and economic development as it recovers from the violence that happened after the November 2010 presidential run-off elections.

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Exploring the role of mediation in the settlement of disputes

Conflicts continue to challenge the international community and take a heavy toll on nations and people around the world, says the United Nations.

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Children with disabilities need support

The rights of children with disabilities featured prominently at a major United Nations meeting that concluded in New York on Friday.

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To be young and profitable in Peru

There are nearly 450,000 young people without jobs in Peru, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO).

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Cholera claims over 250 lives in Sierra Leone

The number of cholera cases has increased dramatically in Sierra Leone, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

WHO says there are now more than 16,000 cases of the disease which has also claimed more than 250 lives.

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Ninety-year-old world temperature record is invalid: WMO

Back in 1922, meteorologists declared that the all-time heat record of over 136 degrees Fahrenheit, 58 degrees Centigrade, had been reached in El Azizia, Libya.

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UN celebrates progress on child survival

Child mortality is on the decline.

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There is convergence between advanced and emerging economies

As the world grows more integrated, many are looking to define the nature of this integration.

Kemal Dervis, the Director of Global Economy and Development at the Brookings Institution says there is convergence of emerging and advanced economies.

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Making the CRPD count for Women and Children

Making the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities count for Women and Children is the theme of the current session of the Conference on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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Top UN aid workers urge world community to help Syrian children

For the past twenty years the European Commission and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have worked together in countries affected by emergencies and conflict.

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