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More support needed for families of those missing in conflict: Red Cross

They say “no news is good news.” But for the relatives of people who have gone missing in armed conflict and other emergencies, no news can mean years of uncertainty, stigmatization and even isolation.

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Ugandan student says Model UN conference broadens perspectives

Fifty students, faculty advisors and government representatives from 28 countries this week got a taste of what happens at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

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International Day against Nuclear Tests highlights dangers of testing

The International day against Nuclear Tests is being observed on 29 August to underline the need eliminate these weapons of mass destruction.

The day commemorates the closing of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site, which operated for some 40 years in Kazakhstan.

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Women and girls can play important role in managing water

Gathering in Stockholm, Sweden this week, people from around the world are talking about water: how to share it, how to keep it clean and for some countries, how to find it.

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Water and food security are focus of World Water Week

Over two thousand participants from more than 100 countries have gathered in Stockholm, Sweden for World Water Week.

The theme of this year’s meeting is Water and Food Security.

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Flow of illicit weapons a global problem

Half a million people are killed each year by illegal weapons across the world.

That was a message highlighted at the opening of a UN conference revisiting concerns about the use of small arms and light weapons.

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Economist warns of danger of over confidence in economic system

Economic crisis are often the result of over confidence in the economic and financial system, according to economist Carmen Reinhardt of the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

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Overcoming the natural resource curse

Historically, countries that are rich in mineral and commodity resources, like oil, copper or coffee, for example, have had lower rates of growth compared to nations which don’t enjoy those advantages.

It’s a phenomenon dubbed the “natural resource curse.”

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There is concern about use of internships in developed countries: ILO

Internships give young people a chance to gain work experience and find a job.

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Abolition of slave trade observed on 23 August

Every year on the 23rd of August, the United Nations commemorates the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition.

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