General News

Displacement of people “getting out of control in world at war”

The highest number of people displaced by conflict ever was recorded last year, according to a report issued by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

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“Immense” number of people displaced in Africa

The number of people displaced in sub-Saharan Africa has been described as “immense” in a new report by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

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Forced displacement on the rise in Asia

The number of people forced by conflict and instability to flee their homes in Asia went up by 31 per cent in 2014, according to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

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Force Commanders detail challenges of UN peacekeeping

The Force Commanders of United Nations peacekeeping operations have been briefing the UN Security Council about the challenges they face maintaining peace and security around the world.

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“Catastrophic situation” for children in Yemen

Children in Yemen are facing what’s been described by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) as a “catastrophic situation.”

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“Invest in healthy soils” says UN on World Day to Combat Desertification

Approximately 12 million hectares of productive land is degraded every year, according to the United Nations.

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Girls’ education brings human rights benefits

Educating girls could help change societies and improve the lives of millions, according to the UN Human Rights chief.

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein is also urging countries to ensure that girls have safe access to quality education that includes information about human rights.

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UNESCO and Juventus score a goal for children in CAR

One of the world’s top football clubs is helping to improve the lives of children in the Central African Republic.

Juventus Football Club is working with the UN cultural organization (UNESCO).

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Tanzania makes progress in protecting people living with albinism

The Government of Tanzania has taken important steps to tackle the problem of ritualistic violence against people living with albinism, but challenges remain.

That’s according to the United Nations Resident Coordinator in the East African country, Alvaro Rodriguez.

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“Support tomorrow’s leaders” on the Day of the African Child

Children are not soldiers. That’s the message coming out of South Sudan on the Day of the African Child, celebrated this Tuesday, 16 June.

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