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News in Brief 31 January 2018

Holocaust commemoration about the past and the future: UN Secretary-General

Although hatred may appear to be on the rise, people everywhere can unite to create a world of peaceful coexistence.

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Anne Frank’s childhood friend says world still hasn’t learned about genocide

A Holocaust survivor and former playmate of one of history’s most tragic figures has a message for the world about genocide: “We haven’t really learned.”

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News in Brief 29 January 2018

Accessing food in war zones, continuing to “deteriorate”

The ability to find food in the world’s war zones continues to “deteriorate”, meaning that humanitarian efforts are “extremely critical”.

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Least developed countries make progress in mobile internet access

A new report released on Wednesday by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), states that the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are recording impressive progress towards increasing access to information and communication technologies.

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News In Brief 22 January 2018

  • “Dignity is Priceless” global campaign launches for Palestine Refugees
  • Unemployment stabilizes through recovery, but 192 million still jobless
  • Nearly 3 billion needed to tackle multiple crises in war-torn Yemen
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Looking forward to feminism’s future: “Step it Up” to Planet 50/50

2017 was a watershed year for women and women’s rights around the world.

From the Global Women’s March last January, to the #MeToo movement, women around the world stood up and demanded their right to be heard.

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News in Brief 05 January 2018

UN allocates $50m in emergency humanitarian funding for Yemen

The UN relief chief announced the biggest-ever allocation of emergency funds to war-torn Yemen on Friday, to help deal with the country’s worsening humanitarian crisis.

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News in Brief 27 December 2017

UN chief welcomes conduct of second round of presidential election in Liberia

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the peaceful conduct of the second round of the presidential election in Liberia.

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UN centre improving lives by linking people and humanitarian data

Access to data is crucial for humanitarians responding to various crises worldwide.

For example, aid workers feeding hungry people in Nigeria use a mobile-based platform to monitor the price of rice and other staples to know when costs increase.

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'Father of the Internet' offers reassurance to virtual world

People intent on causing harm to others by misusing the Internet are a modern-day threat that the global IT community is doing all it can to overcome, one of the web’s so-called “founding fathers” said on Thursday.

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