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News in Brief 06 November 2018

  • Mass graves uncovered in former ISIL-held areas of Iraq
  • Access granted to free child soldiers in South Sudan, says UN Special Representative Gamba
  • China announces human rights progress amid detention camp concerns
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22-year gap in life expectancy between Norway and Niger, new UN development report reveals

There is a 22-year difference in life-expectancy between the people of Norway, and those of the impoverished nation of Niger in Africa, according to new data revealed on Friday in the UNDP Human Development Index (HDI).  Selim Jahan, of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), who directs t he office which compiled the report, spoke to UN News's Fatima E. Mendez.

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‘There is optimism’ for North Korea, but humanitarian funding is urgently needed: UN official

Diplomatic solutions on the Korean Peninsula will hopefully give way to a surge in humanitarian support for the most needy and vulnerable in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Tapan Mishra, the UN Resident Coordinator in the country, told UN News, on the heels of the historic summit held in June between the Governments of the DPRK and the United States.

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‘Wind blowing in the direction of peace’ in Africa: UN Secretary-General

Recent developments in Africa indicate that the continent is increasingly moving in the “direction of peace” and enhanced security, the United Nations Secretary-General told journalists in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Monday.

Poverty ‘obvious’ driver of radicalization in Lake Chad region: AU envoy

It is not impossible to address the challenges of the Lake Chad region if local people can find ways to make a sustainable living, said Bineta Diop, AU Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security, adding that the linkage between poverty and radicalization was “obvious”. Daniel Dickinson asked her how big the development challenges were in the area.

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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 June 2018

  • Deep concern continues for up to 2.5 million civilians in Syria’s Idlib
  • Terrorism diverting resources away from development in Central Africa, warns UN envoy
  • Infant mortality among Palestine refugees is not decreasing, says new UN study
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‘Spotlight Initiative’ can make violence against women a thing of the past, says UN deputy chief

The launch of a new partnership between the United Nations and European Union, is an essential tool to make violence against women and girls “a thing of the past”, said UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on Tuesday.

UN development official urges greater international support for Zimbabwe

With a new administration in place and plans to hold free and fair general elections later this year, authorities in Zimbabwe are hoping to see greater international investment in their country, according to the top United Nations official there.

Better trained, educated youth are key to development across Timor-Leste: UNDP

With nearly three-quarters of Timor-Leste’s population under 35-years-old, young people need better education, skills and training to boost development across the Southeast Asian nation.

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