Americas

“Challenges ahead are enormous” implementing Colombia peace deal

“Enormous challenges” lie ahead for the Colombian people and their international partners in turning the historic deal with FARC rebels into a lasting peace.

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Building a bridge with Africa and beyond to end FGM

Encouraging the African diaspora to advocate for the rights of women and girls on the continent is among the goals of this year’s commemoration of the

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Canada funds WFP cash transfers for refugees in Tanzania

A US$385,000 contribution from Canada is being used by the World Food Programme (WFP) to provide cash transfers to thousands of Congolese refugees in western Tanzania.

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Donor “consortium” needed to back up Haiti’s long-term recovery

A consortium of donors committed to improving Haiti’s water and sanitation is needed to help eradicate cholera from the island, in support of the new government.

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Art project exposes the life of women in Bolivian prisons

A new audio visual project to raise awareness about the situation of woman prisoners in Bolivia was launched recently, by the UN’s office on drugs and c

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“Life-threatening” conditions persist for children in Haiti: UNICEF

There are “still children whose lives are threatened” three months on from the devastating hurricane which hit Haiti, according to the UN Children’s Fund, (UNICEF).

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Women’s representation in Colombia’s judiciary remains low

The number of women representing Colombia’s judiciary remains low and this, in turn, exacerbates gender inequality problems in the country.

That view is expressed by Belen Sanz, Country Representative of UN Women in Colombia.

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With right Haiti response “cholera will go”

With the resources to keep responding effectively and improvements in water and sanitation for all Haitians, “cholera will go”.

That’s according to David Nabarro, the UN Special Adviser responsible for the organization’s on-going cholera response in Haiti.

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UN brings economic, cultural and educational benefits to New York City

A new study has found that the UN brings significant economic, cultural and educational benefits to the people of New York City.

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Young people are more prone to fall victim to road accidents

Young people are more prone to fall victim to road accidents than adults according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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