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No “automatic link’ between work and human development

There is no “automatic link” between work and human development, according to a new UN report on the topic, released Monday.

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Most Syrians fleeing country because of fear of sexual violence

Most of the Syrians who are fleeing the war-torn country are doing so because they fear sexual violence; that’s according to a senior UN humanitarian coordinator in the region.

The civil war in Syria has driven more than four million people to seek refuge in other countries.

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Pedal-power takes charge at COP21

At the UN climate change conference, delegates don’t just stand around charging their phones while drinking juice and listening to the latest beats: they have to pedal hard for them.

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“Time for compromise” on climate deal, says negotiator

“It’s time for compromise”: the words of the minister heading Kenya’s delegation at the COP21 climate change talks, as negotiations continue into the weekend.

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UN “global plan of action” to prevent violent extremism more than “just talk”

A UN global plan of action to prevent violent extremism is being drawn up that will amount to much more than “just talk.”

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“Huge impact” of climate change in UAE

Climate change could have a “huge impact” on the United Arab Emirates, according to a senior negotiator from the Gulf state who is currently attending the COP21 climate talks in Paris.

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President who outlined “four freedoms” honoured in NY

US President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor, who played a major role in establishing the modern human rights system, were honoured at a UN ceremony on Thursday.

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Human rights need to be “at the centre” of climate change policy

Human rights need to be “at the centre” of climate change policy, according to a senior UN envoy.

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When LGBTI community suffers “we all suffer”

When the rights of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) community are denied, “we all suffer”.

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24 million people targeted for aid in the Sahel

Around 24 million people are being targeted by the UN for aid in the Sahel region of Africa.

On Wednesday, the UN launched a US$2 billion appeal to support humanitarian relief there.

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