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Gender equality, justice in law and practice: Essential for sustainable development

Fundamentally linked to human development, gender justice requires ending inequality and redressing existing disparities between women and men, according to a high-level United Nations forum on the situation in Arab States.

News In Brief 22 January 2018

  • “Dignity is Priceless” global campaign launches for Palestine Refugees
  • Unemployment stabilizes through recovery, but 192 million still jobless
  • Nearly 3 billion needed to tackle multiple crises in war-torn Yemen
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Learning a language is the “most humanizing thing you can do”

Learning a new language is the “most humanizing thing you can do” for yourself.

That’s according to Rachel Anne Lott, one of the 60 young winners of a multilingual essay contest organized by the United Nations and ELS Educational Services Inc.

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Violence could have grave consequences, says Abbas

The President of the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Mahmoud Abbas, appealed to the UN on Wednesday to help stop the violence there, or else risk an “explosion” by his people that would have “grave consequences” for everyone.

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