Newborn babies deserve greatest chance to survive: UNICEF

One million newborns die the day they are born and a staggering 2.6 million do not survive their first month of life.

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Better data needed to protect children on the move: UN Migration Agency

The UN Migration Agency (IOM) which has joined with partners to call

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Don’t 'panic' over Fall Armyworm pest, FAO urges African farmers

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has published a comprehensive guide on managing the Fall Armyworm (FAW), a crop-eating pest which originated in Central and South America.

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“Lives can get better” in South Sudan: Mission chief tells UN News

The Head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) says there’s reason to be optimistic that a lasting peace deal can be struck this year.

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'New chance at life' for refugees from Libya

Since November, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has evacuated more than 1,000 extremely vulnerable refugees from Libya, providing them “with a new chance at life”.

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A long way still to go for gender equality: UN Women report

UN Women released a report on Wednesday that underscores the pervasive nature of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere.

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Iraqi civilians in danger from new explosives left by “evil” ISIL bomb-makers

The presence of increasingly-deadly explosive hazards in liberated areas of Iraq are hindering efforts to rebuild and provide vital aid to families who are returning home, according to a senior manager with the UN Mine Action Service there (UNMAS).

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“Public outcry” against child rape vital to change culture in India: UNICEF

Public outrage over recent cases of child rape in India is essential to prevent horrific abuse in the future, and to change a culture that fails to value girls.

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Why human rights “can never be taken for granted”

Although the Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70 this year, its 30 articles upholding the inherent dignity of all people remain relevant in the Internet age.

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One girl’s walk towards peace in Darfur

A young woman poet is charting a path to peace and development in Darfur, one step at a time.

Eimtithal Ibrahim Mahmoud is walking nearly 1,300 kilometres, or more than 800 miles, from El Fasher in North Darfur to Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, as part of her Dreams for Peace campaign.

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