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More wealthy people seeking residency in “desirable” countries

More and more people are using their wealth to acquire residency or citizenship in countries that are considered more “desirable”.

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Cost of keeping HIV-sufferers alive putting countries in debt

The cost of keeping those suffering from HIV alive is putting some countries, most notably in Africa, in insurmountable debt.

Far more people with HIV are now living longer, thanks to new antiretroviral drug treatments.

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UN Gender – Year Ahead 2016

Value of women’s unpaid work deserves recognition

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Value of women’s unpaid work deserves recognition

The value of women’s unpaid work deserves greater recognition in societies around the world.

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Rising global humanitarian needs require “tremendous” funding

The amount of money required to meet global humanitarian needs in 2016 is “tremendous,” according to the man heading up the World Humanitarian Summit to be held in Turkey next May.

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Global temperature rise bound to affect human health

Human health is bound to suffer if global warming goes beyond the limits agreed in December at the Paris climate change conference.

That’s the view of Jörg Hacker, a member of the UN Secretary-General’s Scientific Advisory Board.

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UN Gender Year in Review 2015

UN marks 15 years since landmark resolution on women, peace and security

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Syria talks to resume in Switzerland next month

Talks aimed at bringing an end to the conflict in Syria will resume in Geneva in early next year.

That’s according to Michael Møller, the Director-General of the UN Office at Geneva.

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“We are moving” on peacekeeping reform into 2016, says UN chief

“We are moving” to enact necessary reforms to UN peacekeeping in 2016, says the top official in charge of operations.

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World should not have been “too surprised” by migrant crisis

The world should not have been “too surprised” by this year’s migrant and refugee crisis.

That’s according to the Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), William Lacy Swing.

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