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Women and girls face “unacceptable” violence in conflicts

The brutalization of women during armed conflicts remains a persistent and serious problem.

That was the message from delegates addressing the UN Security Council on Friday at a debate on the protection of civilians from physical violence.

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A new campaign tells stories of “Migrant Heroes”

A social media campaign to counter widespread xenophobia and negative perceptions of migrants has been launched by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

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Injecting drug users lose therapy in annexed Crimea

The annexation of Crimea and the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine are creating an HIV/AIDS crisis, according to a United Nations envoy.

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Social media makes diplomacy “real-time” at UN

The use of social media platforms by ambassadors at the United Nations is making diplomacy more relevant and immediate.

That’s according to one of the authors of a study looking at the impact of the Twitter platform on diplomatic relations.

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Work to stop Ebola is not over, says UNICEF

Half a billion dollars is needed to continue fighting Ebola in West Africa, according to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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Holocaust survivor recalls her ordeal

The atrocities committed by the Nazis during the Second World War were revisited on Tuesday as the UN observed the International Day of Commemoration of the Victims of the Holocaust.

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Holocaust victims remembered at UN

Racism and discrimination at any level should not be tolerated because it can be a foundation for atrocities.

That’s according to Charlotte Cohen, a youth adviser to the United Kingdom Holocaust Commission.

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Musicians support efforts to end violence against women

The resilience of women and girls who face gender-based violence around the world is being celebrated in a concert at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York on Monday evening.

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The toll of “dirty energy” on humans

Pollution from fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas is taking a toll on people’s health worldwide, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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Rome meeting focuses on inland fisheries

Inland fishing in canals, lakes, rivers and bays plays a critical role in food security, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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