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UN Humanitarian Affairs chief makes first trip to Afghanistan

The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs is calling on donor states to continue supporting the people of Afghanistan now more than ever.

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Indigenous people’s food exhibit unveiled

 

As part of this year’s session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, an exhibit opened at United Nations headquarters in New York on Tuesday evening.

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Job creation should be paramount for France’s new leader

France needs to focus on creating jobs as it deals with the ongoing European financial crisis, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO).

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Annan warns Syria at risk of civil war

UN-Arab League joint special envoy Kofi Annan has told the Security Council that his peace plan for Syria could be the "last chance to avoid civil war" in the country.

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Political crisis in Guinea-Bissau affects economic life

The ongoing political crisis caused by the April 12 military coup in Guinea-Bissau is creating economic difficulties for the people.

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Syrian refugees flood into neighbouring countries

Tens of thousands of Syrian refugees continue to cross into neighbouring countries to escape violence in their country.

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Targeted measures against Guinea-Bissau coup leaders proposed

The UN special envoy for Guinea-Bissau has suggested the Security Council consider targeted measures against coup leaders.

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African countries need to “cushion” their economies

African nations need to stimulate sectors within their countries that can diversify their economies, so that they are not dependent on commodities.

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Forum brings Indigenous Peoples from around the world to UN

The Eleventh Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues opened in New York Monday.

This year’s special theme is “The Doctrine of Discovery: Its Enduring Impact on Indigenous Peoples and the Right to Redress for Past Conquests.

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Indigenous peoples of Nicaragua work for autonomy

More than 2,000 indigenous peoples from around the world have gathered in New York.

They are participating in a two-week session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues which opened on Monday.

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