General News

“No substitute” for seeing humanitarian needs first-hand

There is no substitute for seeing the humanitarian needs of people first-hand according to the top UN relief official.

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Using art to commemorate the end of the slave trade

A memorial at UN Headquarters dedicated to the millions of African victims of the Transatlantic Slave Trade urges people to “acknowledge the tragedy, consider the legacy, lest we forget.”

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Widespread impunity in Darfur must stop: UN rights chief

The Sudanese government and armed opposition groups in the country are being urged by the UN to end widespread impunity of serious human rights violations in Darfur.

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Resistance of African slaves remembered on International Day

Nearly 225 years ago, enslaved Africans in what is now Haiti and the Dominican Republic rose up against their oppressors.

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Radio series encourages young Afghans to participate in politics

A UN radio series on youth in politics is expected to reach hundreds of thousands of people across four northeastern provinces of Afghanistan, according to the United Nations mission in the country, UNAMA.

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France-UK agreement to address Calais refugee situation welcomed

A new agreement between France and the UK to deal with the influx of migrants and refugees at a port city in northern France has been welcomed by the UN refugee agency, UNHCR.

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Disarm now, Japanese student tells UN member states

Japan renewed its calls for the total elimination of nuclear weapons at the UN on Tuesday…with a little help from one high school student from Hiroshima.

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Climate change solution critical for sustainable development

Tackling climate change is critical to achieving a sustainable future for all people and the planet, according to a senior adviser to the UN Secretary-General.

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“Neighbours taking care of neighbours” after Myanmar floods

Recent floods in Myanmar highlighted the resilience of local communities, with people taking the initiative to look after their neighbours.

That’s according to Rosalia Gitau from the UN humanitarian affairs office, OCHA.

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Women have all the skills to be leaders in humanitarian response

Although women possess the skills and perseverance to be leaders in humanitarian work, they are still underrepresented in the field, according to an official with the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

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