FROM THE FIELD: Weaving profits in Azerbaijan

Artisans in Azerbaijan who practice the traditional art of carpet making are being provided with new business opportunities thanks to a project supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

News in Brief 13 October 2017 (PM)

Yemen cholera cases top 820,000

The number of suspected cases of cholera in Yemen is now over 820,000, the United Nations said on Friday.

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At UN, Azerbaijan urges respect for Security Council measures; cites support for cultural diversity

Addressing the General Assembly, the President of Azerbaijan, spoke about the country's successes in socio-economic development and support of cultural diversity and said that while Security Council resolutions calling for the withdrawal of Armenian troops from its territory have been ignored, Azerbaijan remains an “engaged” Member of the United Nations.

Rise of populism in the West, linked to loss of “influence”: expert

The emergence of a new nationalism in some Western countries, can be linked to the general feeling that they’re losing “influence and hegemony” in the world, according to the CEO of a think tank called Global Compass.

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Silk Road exchanges valuable today: UNESCO expert

An ancient trading route could help people to rethink ideas about migration or even conflict, according to an expert with the UN cultural agency, UNESCO.

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Azerbaijan forum seeks to build bridges through dialogue

Promoting a world where thoughtful debate serves as a bridge to unite people is the goal of a three-day conference taking place  in Azerbaijan.

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Courage of young refugees to “tell story” inspires new documentary

The courage of young refugees to tell their story on stage has inspired a new documentary in Australia.

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Extremism flourishes when human rights are violated: UN official

The risk of violent extremism and terrorism can be reduced by guaranteeing social and human rights as well as access to opportunities and employment.

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Young people want to craft new “narrative” for society

The Somali terrorist group Al-Shabaab takes its name from the Arabic word for “youth,” but young people there have been urged to reclaim the word by a UN official who also happens to be one of their peers.

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Nigerian youth leader envisions peaceful future

Young leaders from across the globe are outlining their visions for a better future at a UN-sponsored meeting in Azerbaijan.

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