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Social Good Summit unites people and technology to change the world

New media and technology are changing the way people communicate, but they can also help change the world for the better.

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Crimes against the child a major focus of Security Council in September

Germany assumed the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council in September with a view to focus on three particular issues – children and armed conflict, the Arab world and Afghanistan.

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Security Council stands up for children caught in armed conflict

The plight of the youngest victims of war—whether as fighters or witnesses to the fighting—was the focus of a Security Council open debate on Wednesday.

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Nansen Refugee Award winner brings knowledge and hope to displaced Somalis

A former Somali refugee has won the prestigious annual award of the UN refugee agency (UNHCR).

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Mediation one of main concerns of outgoing General Assembly President

Ambassador Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser of Qatar has had an eventful year as President of the 66th session of the UN General Assembly.

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Exploring the role of mediation in the settlement of disputes

Conflicts continue to challenge the international community and take a heavy toll on nations and people around the world, says the United Nations.

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Children with disabilities need support

The rights of children with disabilities featured prominently at a major United Nations meeting that concluded in New York on Friday.

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Ninety-year-old world temperature record is invalid: WMO

Back in 1922, meteorologists declared that the all-time heat record of over 136 degrees Fahrenheit, 58 degrees Centigrade, had been reached in El Azizia, Libya.

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UN celebrates progress on child survival

Child mortality is on the decline.

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There is convergence between advanced and emerging economies

As the world grows more integrated, many are looking to define the nature of this integration.

Kemal Dervis, the Director of Global Economy and Development at the Brookings Institution says there is convergence of emerging and advanced economies.

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