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‘We are facing a learning crisis’, UN chief warns on International Youth Day

Schools are “not equipping young people with the skills they need to navigate the technological revolution”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned, in a message released to mark the UN’s International Youth Day.

Amidst high trade tensions and policy uncertainty, UN cuts economic growth forecast

Against a backdrop of unresolved trade tensions, high international policy uncertainty and softening business confidence, the UN on Tuesday announced a broad-based slowdown in the global economy and cut its growth predictions. 

2030 Agenda represents ‘collective decision’ to ‘change the way we live’: UN chief economist

Despite an upturn in the global economy there are “clouds on the horizon” which need to be addressed if the world it to reach the ambitious Su

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News in Brief 11 December 2017 (PM)

Bodies of Tanzanian peacekeepers killed in DRC arrive home on UN flight

The bodies of the 14 Tanzanian peacekeepers killed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Friday, have been returned home on a UN flight, according to Tanzania’s Foreign Minister.

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News in Brief 01 November 2017 (AM)

“Staggering” violence against babies and children worldwide: UNICEF

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“Revitalized” partnership for Sustainable Development “is needed”

A revitalized global partnership to meet the challenges of implementing the ambitious 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is needed.

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UN Gender Focus: ending violence against women, digital economy and youth unemployment

Violence against women, the worldwide scourge

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“Cool” tech can keep endangered languages alive says Google exec

“Cool” technology can play an important role in keeping the world’s endangered languages from dying out.

That’s the hope of a senior software engineer from web giant Google, who’s been attending a conference on indigenous languages this week at UN headquarters.

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A spoken language “disappears every 2 weeks”

Spoken languages are disappearing around the world at a rate of one every two weeks.

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Migration can “empower” women

The migration of women who take up work in other countries can be empowering, according to a senior UN expert on population issues.

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