General News

Fourth killing this year of blogger in Bangladesh condemned

The murder of a blogger in Bangladesh who supported the rights of women and minorities has been condemned by two UN human rights experts.

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Closing schools for Palestinian refugee children “unacceptable”

Putting the education of Palestinian children at risk is unacceptable, according to a senior official of the UN agency which supports Palestine refugees, UNRWA.

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Photo exhibit tells stories of South Sudan

The struggles and triumphs of ordinary people in South Sudan have been displayed in a photo exhibit in Juba supported by the UN cultural agency, UNESCO.

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The “one shoe fits all” approach is leaving indigenous peoples behind

The “one shoe fits all” approach to health and well-being means that indigenous peoples have poorer access to appropriate health care than other groups in their respective countries.

That’s according to Dr Pricilla Migiro, a paediatrician from the Masaai ethnic group in Kenya.

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Students and teachers in Gaza counting on UN chief

Students and teachers in Gaza say they are counting on the UN Secretary-General to help keep their schools open and solve the current funding crisis.

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Cultural destruction a "blow to peace”

The deliberate targeting of cultural treasures is a terrifying experience for communities that can hamper the restoration of peace, the UN’s heritage agency

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“Work together for peace” says Hiroshima survivor

A survivor of the atomic bomb which was dropped on Hiroshima 70 years ago has said his dream is for the people of the world to work together for peace.

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Calais death toll “highlights refugees’ desperation”

The rising death toll among refugees and migrants at a French port requires urgent action from the authorities, the UN said Friday.

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No “band-aid” for world’s problems

New development goals agreed by the international community seek to get to the root of the world’s problems rather than just, in the words of a senior UN official, put a band-aid on them.

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South African orphan commits to helping others

A 17-year old orphan from South Africa says he was inspired by former President Nelson Mandela to follow his dream of helping disadvantaged people in his country.

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