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UN peacekeepers determined to see rule of law in CAR

UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic will continue to support authorities in their efforts to improve security despite the killing of a colleague; that’s according to Luis Carrilho, Police Commissioner at the UN mission in the country, known as

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Girls head back to school in South Sudan

A campaign to return girls to school in war-torn South Sudan is due to get underway, according to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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Political process in CAR "moving forward"

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The political process in the Central African Republic (CAR) is moving forward despite ongoing tensions between rival communities, according to the UN’s top envoy in the country.

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Death sentence of Iranian doctor “absolute outrage”

The death sentence of an alternative medicine doctor in Iran has been called an “absolute outrage” by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (

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Myanmar battles deadly flooding

Monsoon flooding in Myanmar has killed nearly 70 people and affected more than 250,000, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

UN agencies and their partners have been assisting the country in responding to the disaster.

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Comedy campaign is no laughing matter

Comedy skits by renowned comedians in Latin America that highlight the risks children face using digital devices are central to a new campaign entitled ‘

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Afghan casualty figures mask “horrendous” reality

Nearly 5,000 Afghan civilians have been killed or injured as a result of ongoing violence in the country in the first six months of the year, according to a UN report released Wednesday.

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“Social contract” critical to implement post-2015 agenda

A new social contract between governments and their people is critical if the UN’s global development agenda is to deliver on its promise to end extreme poverty and inequality by 2030.

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Iraqi women “looking forward” despite terrorism

Terrorism and violent extremism in Iraq have increased the vulnerability of women and girls living there, according to a gender expert at the UN mission in the country.

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Millions lack healthcare in Iraq amid funding crisis

Funding shortages have forced the UN health agency to suspend more than 180 frontline health operations in Iraq, it said Tuesday.

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