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UNICEF issues "wake-up call" to industrialised nations on child rights

Child rights experts issued a “wake-up call” to UN member states on Thursday after announcing that more than half of industrialised nations have inadequate strategies to teach youngsters about human rights at school.

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Freedom of jazz brings tolerance

The freedom that jazz music engenders can play an important role in promoting tolerance around the world.

That’s according to drummer, Marko Djordjevic, who was performing at the United Nations on International Jazz Day.

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Journalism needs to be protected, says CNN's Christiane Amanpour

At a time when so many reporters are imprisoned, injured or killed, renowned journalist Christiane Amanpour is calling on the international community to say this cannot continue with impunity.

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Platform for pastoralists aims to give voice to millions

A Pastoralist Knowledge Hub has been launched by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and other partners to enable mobile livestock keepers to connect and discuss issues like agricul

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For women to progress, economies need to be transformed

Economies need to be transformed in order to realize women’s empowerment and social rights, according to a new report released by the UN agency dedicated to gender equality, UN Women.

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New technologies shaping police action

New technologies have emerged to make it possible for law enforcement agencies to use non-lethal force in some cases, according to the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions.

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Music industry composes itself for digital challenges to come

The digital revolution has created big challenges for the music industry which must adapt if it is to have a future, the UN has said.

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Inter-religious cooperation can tackle extremism

Religious leaders from around the world agreed there is a need to strengthen inter-religious cooperation to tackle religious extremism.

The spiritual chiefs attended a two-day forum in Fez, Morocco, to discuss their role in preventing incitement to violence and atrocities.

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Religious leaders are central to preventing atrocity crimes

The role of religious leaders and faith-based organizations is central to prevent atrocity crimes.

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Vaccines could save an additional 1.5 million children’s lives

An additional 1.5 million children’s lives could be saved across the world, if those children were vaccinated against common ailments like diphtheria and tetanus.

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