General News

Security remains challenge in eastern DR Congo

Foreign and local armed groups continue to pose a threat to security in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to the head of the UN Mission in the country (MONUSCO).

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International community to continue to look for Syria solution

The international community will continue to look for a way to end the violence in Syria following the failure to pass a UN Security Council resolution, according to the Moroccan Ambassador to the United Nations

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Job-seeking youth hard hit by global economic crisis

Go to school. Graduate. Get a good job. That is the path young people have been told to follow from their earliest years. But the ongoing financial and economic crisis has changed that.

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“Critical test” ahead for Myanmar government

By-elections scheduled for April to fill parliamentary seats in Myanmar will be a “critical test” for the government as it carries out political reforms in the country.

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African women move to abandon female genital mutilation

Women in 15 African countries are working to abandon the deeply rooted traditional practice of female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C).

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Female volunteer network brings life-saving services to rural Nepal

A network of 50,000 women is helping Nepal to make great strides in health care. The Female Community Health Volunteers, or FCHVs as they are known, bring essential health services and medicine to remote areas of the country.

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Women-run advocacy organization improves lives in Nepal

Women at the grassroots in Nepal are being empowered to address all forms of violence against them and their children.

Community-based Paralegal Committee programmes, supported by UNICEF, were created initially to stop the trafficking of persons.

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Afghan midwives address need for more skilled maternal care

Maternal death rates in Afghanistan are down 22% since 2000 thanks to the growing popularity of midwifery training programmes, according to the United Nations Population Fund, or

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Cancer kills over one million a year in SE Asia

Cancer has been targeted as a major killer across South East Asia by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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WHO addresses geographical difference in women’s cancers

There’s a clear geographical distinction when it comes to cancer and women.

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