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Angelique Kidjo promotes education for girls in Africa

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angelique Kidjo gave a special concert at the United Nations dedicated to the global efforts to end Female Genital Mutilation.

Ms. Kidjo says she is passionate about getting African nations to sign a resolution to end the practice.

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FGM survivor hopes practice will be stamped out in her lifetime

Music superstar Angelique Kidjo recently performed at the United Nations in a concert calling for an end to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

And while Saran Dioubate is not a household name, her voice is equally loud and compelling on this issue.

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Myanmar: By-elections will serve as “critical test”

Myanmar is making progress in its transition from military rule to a democracy, according to the UN envoy in the region, Vijay Nambiar.

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Rapid urbanization in Asia lands more children in slums

Child migration is one of the biggest challenges that Asian countries face. That’s according to the newly released report by UNICEF on state of children living in urban areas worldwide.

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Changing harmful social norms that fuel violence against women

For ages masculinity has been equated with power, toughness and the suppression of one’s emotions, according to the UN Population Fund.

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Papua New Guinea rural women demand stronger role in economy

Tribal wars are forcing families in the highlands of Papua New Guinea out of their homes. Not only are these families being separated in the conflicts, but women and girls are being exposed to violence.

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UK assumes leadership of Security Council for March

The United Kingdom plans to shine a spotlight on several key issues during the month of March when it will hold the revolving presidency of the Security Council.

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Timor-Leste prepares for presidential elections

In the next few weeks, the citizens of Timor-Leste will vote for a new president.

This is one of two elections taking place this year in the Asian country, which also celebrates 10 years of independence in May.

Dianne Penn reports.

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Libyans “eager” for democracy

The people of Libya are eager to move forward with the transition to democracy, said the top United Nations envoy for the North African country.

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Fostering economic integration in East Africa

As the East African Community consisting of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi has agreed on a customs union and the beginnings of a common market, the EAC together with the International Monetary Fund will co-host a conference to discu

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