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Syria peace deal should be human rights-based say UN experts

Human rights need to be at the centre of a peace deal for Syria according to a group of UN independent experts.

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Food insecurity worsens in South Sudan as conflict continues

Ongoing political instability and fighting could lead to widespread food insecurity and malnutrition in South Sudan.

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“Constructive dialogue” needed to end surge of violence in Ukraine

“Constructive dialogue” is needed to avoid the escalation of violence in Ukraine according to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay.

Clashes between protestors and the police have continued for a second night in the capital, Kiev.

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Lifesaving aid delivered to South Sudan by UNICEF

A plane loaded with life-saving supplies ranging from medicines to midwifery kits touched down in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, on Tuesday morning.

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Displaced students in South Sudan celebrate exams

It’s perhaps not often that young people celebrate being able to sit examinations, but that’s exactly what 400 school students in South Sudan have been doing.

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Disarmament forum urged to be “a driving force” for a safer world

A disarmament conference could be what the UN Secretary-General has described as a “driving force for building a safer world and a better future.”

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New resistant wheat varieties halt spread of deadly disease

Kenya has made a major breakthrough in finding new varieties of wheat that are resistant to a devastating fungal disease.

Black Stem Rust affects cereals, especially wheat and can cause complete crop failure if fungicides are not sprayed on time.

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Economic recovery not strong enough to boost employment

Almost 202 million people were unemployed in 2013 following uneven economic growth across the world, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO).

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Human Rights Council looks at crisis in the CAR

The Central African Republic is in freefall, according to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

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Sports to improve employment opportunities for women

Women can overcome obstacles that prevent them getting into the job market by engaging more in sports, according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

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