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“Milestone” resolution to bolster youth and counter extremism

An historic resolution to bolster youth in the global fight against extremism has been hailed as a “milestone”.

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Regional and local communities have role to play in climate deal

Regional and local communities have a vital role to play in addressing climate change issues.

That’s one of the messages coming out of the negotiations in Paris, where world leaders have gathered to hash out a new climate change agreement.

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Boosting representation and rights of women in Montenegro

Boosting the representation of women running for local office is just one of the ways in which the UN is bolstering rights and development in Montenegro.

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Call to break “gender imbalance” at UN climate conference

Gender equality must be featured in a new universal climate change agreement and so far it does not figure prominently enough.

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Local action vital, to ensure global warming goal is met

Local climate action is vital to ensure that the goal of keeping global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius is met.

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Refugees lives at risk, stranded on Jordanian border

Concern is growing for some 12,000 people who are trying to flee Syria and are stranded in remote areas around the north eastern border of Jordan.

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Opportunity for Africa to “open new avenues” at climate conference

There’s an opportunity for Africa to “open new avenues” at the COP21 climate change conference.

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Women impacted “disproportionately” by climate change

Women are disproportionately impacted by climate change, especially those living in developing countries.

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Major 2016 appeal launched with human suffering at record levels

Human suffering has reached levels not seen since the Second World War, said the UN’s humanitarian affairs chief at the launch of a major appeal on Monday.

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African growth spurring foreign direct investment

Africa’s strong economic growth in recent years has led to more foreign direct investment from countries like China; that’s according to a researcher at one of the most established think-tanks in the United States.

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