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Morocco shares its approach to fighting terrorism and extremism

Morocco has developed a strategy to prevent the abuse of religion to justify and incite terrorist violence and is now sharing it with the world.

These measures were introduced in response to the 2003 terrorist bombings in Casablanca.

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“Irregular migration” claims over 40,000 lives since year 2000

Governments around the world are been urged by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to address what it describes as “an epidemic of crime and victimization”.

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“Salt reduction saves lives” says WHO

The reduction of salt in diets can help to save lives according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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Artist creates “Garbage Patch State” to help stop ocean pollution

Millions of coloured plastic bottle caps are being displayed in the lobby of the United Nations Secretariat in New York.

An Italian artist is raising awareness about pollution by showing the world what happens when pieces of plastic accumulate in the ocean.

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Women’s economic empowerment is key to sustainable development

Barriers to women’s economic empowerment can be removed, according to the Executive Director of the UN’s agency for gender equality, UN Women.

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US “committed” to ratifying nuclear test treaty

The United States says it’s committed to ratifying an international treaty to ban the testing of nuclear weapons.

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Peacekeeping needs to respond to dramatic shift in “global security landscape”

Peacekeeping missions of the United Nations need to respond to a dramatic shift in the “global security landscape” according to the UN Secretary-General.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals need to be more ambitious

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) need to be more ambitious and more specific.

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Victoria Beckham joins UNAIDS to support women and children

Leading fashion designer and former singer Victoria Beckham has been appointed as International Goodwill Ambassador by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).

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“No deterrence in death penalty” says UN human rights chief

Supporters of capital punishment are expected to be told that there is no conclusive evidence to suggest that the death penalty acts as a deterrence.

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