Americas

“No correlation between being a woman and what you stand for”: Power

People should be careful about making correlations between being a woman and what you stand for.

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Men and women serve under same rules in UN peacekeeping operation

Men and women serving with the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti, have to abide by the same rules, according to the commander of a battalion from the Philippines.

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“Full-fledged impunity in Syria”, says chair of UN-mandated probe

The conflict in Syria has reached a tipping point, threatening the entire region, according to the latest report by the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria (COI).

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Fracking carries significant environmental risks - UN

The volume of water used every year in the United States to drill or extract natural gas is the equivalent of a city of five  million people, a senior advisor for the UN Chief on the Sustainable Energy Initiative for All has warned.

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Women on Security Council have responsibility to open door for others

Women ambassadors who serve on the United Nations Security Council have the responsibility to open the door for other women to follow in their steps.

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Haiti aims to improve access to safe water, sanitation

Cholera rates in Haiti are declining but weak water and sanitation problems are slowing down progress and allowing the epidemic and other waterborne diseases to persist, according to the UN Secretary-General.

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UN trains Haitians to re-build homes that will last

People in Haiti are being trained to build earthquake-resistant houses following the disaster that hit the country in 2010 leaving over a million homeless.

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Caribbean tourism “on the rebound”

Caribbean tourism is on the rebound and moving forward –thanks to a turn-around of the economy in the United States.

So says the outgoing Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization Beverley Nicholson-Dotty of the US Virgin Islands.

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Educational awareness of challenges facing small island states needed

Young people need to know more about the environmental challenges facing small island developing states or SIDS, according to an activist from Barbados in the Caribbean.

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Social media can empower youth to change future

Technology and social media should be embraced as a method of self-empowerment.

So says Olivia Rowley, a student from Tufts University in the US, who recently attended a conference on youth at the UN.

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