72nd General Assembly

Involving men plays crucial role for women’s empowerment, says activist

Men should be playing a more active role in empowering women, and helping to end the scourge of gender-based violence.

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Death penalty in Iran applied “for all kinds of crimes”: UN expert

The death penalty is applied for many different crimes in Iran, but no official figures are released for who is on death row, or what they are accused of.

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'We need to embrace human diversity': UN disability rights expert

A change of mentality is needed in order to realize greater inclusion of persons with disabilities.

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'Peace, dialogue' and diplomacy needed over DPRK: UN expert

The Security Council has to be careful not to negatively impact “ordinary people” in North Korea through sanctions aimed at stopping its nuclear weapons programme.

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News in Brief 01 November 2017 (PM)

United States votes against resolution to end Cuba embargo

The United States voted against a resolution in the UN General Assembly on Wednesday to end its economic embargo of Cuba.

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Eritrea’s future “is walking away” in refugee exodus says UN expert

Eritrea’s future is literally “walking away” in the form of young refugees fleeing the country.

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Single solution not enough for complexity facing CAR

The Central African Republic (CAR) is facing a multifaceted array of problems that do not have a single clear solution.

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Living in peace “easier said than done”: Sudan, South Sudan envoy

Citizens in Sudan and South Sudan have to embrace a larger understanding of their common citizenship and common future.

That’s the assessment of the UN Special Envoy for the two countries, Nicholas Haysom, who was in New York for the UN General Assembly.

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More action needed to combat climate change: environment chief

Recent hurricanes in the Caribbean, monsoon flooding in Asia and other weather-related disasters around the globe are an indication that the world needs to do more to address the impact of climate change.

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Make the Caribbean an “engine for change” on childhood obesity

The Caribbean can become “an engine for change” in reducing childhood obesity.

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