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Thursday’s Daily Brief: Fragile hope for Yemen, TB and Afghanistan updates, Paris's fresco for sustainable development

A recap of Thursday’s stories: Hope rises as violence abates in Yemen; TB infections slowdown but not fast enough; civilian casualties in Afghanistan hit record level; thousands paint picture of sustainable development in Paris; labour research finds strategies to tackle poverty.

UNESCO experts ready to assist reconstruction of iconic Notre Dame, following devastating blaze

Two-thirds of the largely medieval roof of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris have “gone” after the devastating fire in Paris on Monday evening, but UN cultural experts are standing by to offer help where it is needed in rebuilding the iconic structure.

UNESCO on standby to help France rebuild Notre Dame

At least two-thirds of the roof of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris “is gone” after the devastating fire in Paris, but UN cultural experts have told UN News they are standing by to help the French Government rebuild the iconic structure.

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Multilingual contest inspires UK student’s fight for gender equality

The opportunity to deliver a speech in French on gender equality to the UN General Assembly has cemented a young British student’s decision to push for more women’s representation in UK politics.

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“Time and space” needed for philosophy to flourish

In a world experiencing an overload of information, people need to practice deep thinking or philosophy, according to a representative from the UN’s educational, scientific and cultural organisation- UNESCO.

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Climate change is about "the wellbeing of people,” says new climate secretariat chief

Climate change is not a “vague concept” but reality, and it is having an impact on people everywhere.

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Time to get the word out about the new global climate deal

More work needs to be done to ensure people around the world know about the new global climate change agreement.

The universal deal was agreed by world leaders in December in Paris, France.

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UN Gender Focus: zika virus, climate change and indigenous languages

Zika virus now in at least 18 countries in Latin America and Caribbean

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UN Gender Focus: climate change, gender equality and rights of LGBT

Women impacted "disproportionately" by climate change

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African women “more affected” by climate change

Women and children in Africa are more impacted by climate change than men according to the head of the African Union Commission.

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