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Harlem meets South Korea at UN celebrations

New York’s famed Harlem neighbourhood meets South Korea on Friday evening as the celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of the

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Most desperate time for migrants may be yet to come

The most desperate time for migrants and refugees who have arrived in Europe may be yet to come.

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UN often first to listen to families of the disappeared

The more than 40,000 cases of people worldwide who have been arrested, detained or abducted against their will represent human beings, not numbers, a UN human rights expert has said.

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Tanzania elections: leaders urged to respect voters’ rights

Political and community leaders in Tanzania are being urged by the United Nations to respect the rights of citizens as they head to the polls this weekend.

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Jamaican Maroon story "had to be told"

The story of former African slaves who led a revolt over British rule in Jamaica “had to be told” according to the producer of a movie celebrating the historical event.

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Promoting the rights of victims of terrorism

An online portal for victims of terrorism represents the “impressive dual achievement” of acknowledging their suffering as a human rights abuse while also providing practical information to support their recovery.

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Work of doctor who helped treat rape victims focus of new film

The work of a gynaecologist who treats rape victims who have been subjected to sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is the focus of a film which has just been released.

'The Man Who Mends Women' tells the story of Dr Denis Mukwege.

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“Never any justification for murder,” Security Council told

There is “never, never any justification for murder”, the UN Security Council has been told by the UN Deputy Secretary-General.

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More famous landmarks set to turn “UN Blue”

The Great Wall of China and the Palace in Monaco have joined a growing list of famous landmarks that will be lit for the “Turn the World UN Blue” campaign.

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Better air quality key to “healthier” and “greener” world

As many as seven million people worldwide die each year from cardiovascular and respiratory diseases associated with indoor or outdoor air pollution.

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