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Mozambican city wins award for risk preparedness

Townships in Beira city in the eastern part of Mozambique are vulnerable to floods because they are up to 10 metres below sea level.

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UN refugee agency focuses on health and hygiene needs in South Sudan

Thousands of Sudanese refugees living in camps and settlements across South Sudan face alarming health conditions, according to United Nations agencies.

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ILO convention offers hope to Bote people of Nepal

Throughout the world, the traditional lifestyles of indigenous people are threatened by changing times, economic development and poverty.

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UN relief agency supports Haiti following deadly storm

Tropical storm Isaac hit Haiti over the weekend, killing at least six people including an eight-year-old girl.

The Caribbean nation is still on the mend following the deadly January 2010 earthquake.

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Strengthening Bangladesh through multilingual education

The Chittagong Hill Tracts is one of the most diverse regions of Bangladesh. Access to basic education has been a major challenge for young people in this rural area. The distance to education facilities has contributed to the low enrolment of young children.

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ILO says South Africa can do more to improve conditions for miners

The killings of more than 30 workers in the Marikana platinum mine in South Africa have focused the world’s attention on working conditions in the country’s mining industry.

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Overcoming the natural resource curse

Historically, countries that are rich in mineral and commodity resources, like oil, copper or coffee, for example, have had lower rates of growth compared to nations which don’t enjoy those advantages.

It’s a phenomenon dubbed the “natural resource curse.”

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There is concern about use of internships in developed countries: ILO

Internships give young people a chance to gain work experience and find a job.

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Abolition of slave trade observed on 23 August

Every year on the 23rd of August, the United Nations commemorates the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition.

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UN Deputy chief stresses importance of peaceful resolution of conflicts

Jan Eliasson, the new Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, always carries the Charter of the United Nations in his pocket.

The veteran Swedish diplomat says his favourite parts of the Charter are two chapters.

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