General News

Human rights gains in Afghanistan “will be sustained”

Gains made in the protection of human rights in Afghanistan “will be sustained” according to the outgoing director of rights issues at the UN mission in the country, UNAMA.

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Ebola outbreak in West Africa “not yet over”, says UN envoy

The deadly Ebola outbreak which killed more than 11,000 people in West Africa is not yet over, according to the UN Secre

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Child abuse costing East Asia and Pacific US$209bn

Child abuse and violence is costing countries in East Asia and the Pacific around US$209 billion a year, according to the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF.

It’s the first ever costing of child maltreatment in the region.

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Laos farmers helped to work through dry and wet seasons

Farmers in Laos can now work their fields during both wet and dry season thanks to a new integrated irrigation project.

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“Tremendous challenges” faced by UNRWA in its history

There have been tremendous challenges faced by the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in its 65 years of existence.

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African economies can benefit from youth employment

Young people can contribute enormously to peace and development in African countries.

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Asia-Pacific records highest reduction in undernourished people

The Asia and the Pacific region has achieved the largest reduction in the number of undernourished people in the world, according to research released by the Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO.

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Landlocked countries aim to boost economic competitiveness

Developing countries which are also landlocked are looking at ways of boosting their economic and trade competitiveness.

The countries known as LLDCs are meeting in Livingstone, Zambia this week to discuss the Vienna Programme of Action.

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World "struggling" for migration solution, says ILO chief

The international community is “struggling for responses” to the global migrant workers crisis and needs to find a solution quickly, the UN’s labour agency chief said Monday.

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