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News in Brief 24 May 2017 – (AM)

UN determined to bring peace to Mali despite attacks: UN chief

Attacks against peacekeepers in Mali will not weaken the UN’s resolve to support the country in its quest for peace, the UN chief warned on Wednesday.

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UNESCO urges investigation into murder of award-winning Mexican journalist

Following the killing of award-winning Mexican journalist Javier Arturo Valdez Cárdenas, the head of the United Nations cultural agency today encouraged the country’s authorities to move quickly to conduct a thorough investigation to ensure the killing does not go unpunished.

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Peacekeepers under fire again in Mali

UN Peacekeepers with the MINUMSA stabilization mission have come under fire again in their camp in Timbuktu, according to reports on Tuesday.

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News in Brief 15 May 2017 (AM)

Poverty impacting 25% of children in Middle East and North Africa

Poverty is continuing to impact at least 29 million children across the Middle East and North Africa, or one in four children in the region.

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UN Gender Focus: Yemen, indigenous women and disaster preparedness

Women and girls paying “heaviest price” in Yemen as famine looms: UNFPA

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Public transport campaign tackles sexual harassment

A new campaign in Mexico City aims to combat a touchy subject: sexual harassment on public transportation.

A recent national survey found that nearly 90 per cent of women feel unsafe on buses and subways.

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UN Gender Focus: Syrian women, reproductive health and sexual harassment

Women’s participation in peace talks empower Syrians “as a whole”

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Support for the disabled facing disasters “still in a symbolic stage”

Support for people with disabilities around the world who are preparing for disasters is “still in a symbolic stage”.

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UN Gender Focus: UN deputy chief, UN Women forum and Indigenous women

We must reinvent ourselves” to serve world better: UN deputy chief

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UN Women forum highlights importance of safe urban spaces

Up to 90 per cent of women report that they’ve been harassed on their way to work, according to information cited by UN Women.

The agency is holding a four-day forum in Mexico City looking at ways to make public spaces safe and empowering for women and girls.

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