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COVID-19: UN donates 250,000 face masks to NYC health workers

On behalf of the city, the Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, was on hand to receive 250,000 face masks donated by the UN on Saturday, destined for health workers in the metropolis that is home to the Organization’s Headquarters.

New chief at UN mission in Libya ready to work with the people

The newly appointed head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) says he is coming to the country to work with and for its people.

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Refugee chefs teach New Yorkers to Eat Offbeat

New York City, where UN Headquarters is located, is often described as a “melting pot” due to its amazing mix of cultures.

People from all over the globe have found a home here, bringing with them their customs…and cuisines.

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Culture in Africa a barrier to “sex education” for girls and boys

African parents cannot talk openly to their children about sexual relations because of cultural barriers, according to the First Lady of the Kingdom of Lesotho.

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Most of us are migrants, says UN Geneva chief Michael Møller

Hate speech and political point-scoring at the expense of migrants and refugees mask the huge benefits they bring, UN Geneva chief Michael Møller said Friday.

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50 million children “uprooted”, says UNICEF

Some 50 million children have been uprooted from home, more than half by conflict, the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, said Wednesday.

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“Winning” war against HIV/AIDS, says UN head of agency

We are winning the war against HIV/AIDS but countries need to stay focused, the head of the agency dedicated to fight the epidemic has said.

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A voice from the desert appeals for peace and unity

Borders established by colonial powers in North Africa created new nations but devastated the region’s indigenous people, according to an activist from Libya.

Akli Sh’kka said his people, the Tuareg, are still experiencing the fallout from what he characterises as a “crime.”

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“Creativity and flexibility” of UN mediators to resolve global conflicts

Creativity and flexibility; those are two of the qualities needed by the UN’s team of mediators who are sent around the world to help resolve some of today’s most intractable conflicts.

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World "must beat poverty" by 2030

Global leaders must step up to beat poverty by 2030, the head of the UN development programme (UNDP) has urged.

Helen Clark, the first woman to hold the top job, made the call as the organization marked its 50th anniversary.

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