Roads “critical component” of post-2015 development agenda

Roads are a “critical component” of the future global poverty reduction agenda according to UNOPS, a UN agency which supports the implementation of aid and development projects across the world.

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International Jazz Day highlights jazz’s “diplomatic role”

Jazz has a diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe, according to the United Nations’ cultural organization (UNESCO).

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A ballet about the Holocaust to remember and educate

The human body can tell stories without words, according to a choreographer who uses dance to educate about the Holocaust.

“Light/The Holocaust & Humanity Project” is a full-length contemporary ballet that recounts the journey of a Holocaust survivor.

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Bollywood music video recognises rights of LGBT people

A Bollywood-style music video which presses for the recognition of the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (LGBT) is being launched in India by the UN human rights office.

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Regulation of chemicals in the workplace “huge challenge”

The regulation and management of chemicals in the workplace is a “huge challenge” for the global community, according to the UN’s International Labour Organization (ILO).

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Boston marathon winner says sport “unites and gives hope”

Sport is a universal language that unites us and gives us hope, according to the winner of this year’s Boston Marathon.

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African women discuss coping with climate change

Grassroots women and policy makers are gathering in Nairobi, Kenya on Monday to discuss coping with the challenges of climate change.

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Eradication of tsetse fly in Senegalese region by 2016: UN agencies

A campaign to eradicate the tsetse fly in the West African country, Senegal, could produce results within the near future, according to two UN agencies.

Tsetse can carry parasites that cause sleeping sickness in humans and a wasting disease in livestock.

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Countries urged to use international database of stolen travel documents

Countries around the world are being urged to use an international database of stolen travel documents as a way to counter terrorism.

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“Sense of belonging” nurtured at UN Inter-Agency Games

Whatever time of the day, somewhere in the world there will be a UN staff member or peacekeeper hard at work……but the UN family also does get the opportunity to play.

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