Girls’ education brings human rights benefits

Educating girls could help change societies and improve the lives of millions, according to the UN Human Rights chief.

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein is also urging countries to ensure that girls have safe access to quality education that includes information about human rights.

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Tanzania makes progress in protecting people living with albinism

The Government of Tanzania has taken important steps to tackle the problem of ritualistic violence against people living with albinism, but challenges remain.

That’s according to the United Nations Resident Coordinator in the East African country, Alvaro Rodriguez.

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New platform aims to share information on family farming

A new digital platform has been launched by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to become a “one-stop shop” for information on family farming.

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Child workers in agriculture to benefit from new guidelines

With 100 million children worldwide engaged in agricultural work, a UN agency is aiming to ensure they are working under safe conditions and that they are still going to school.

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Climate change linked to increased child labour

The link between climate change and increased child trafficking and forced labour was in the spotlight at a special summit hosted by the 104th International Labour Conference in Geneva.

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Volunteers thanked for saving lives on World Blood Donor Day

People who have donated blood are being thanked for saving lives.

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Leprosy still affecting many people in India and Brazil

Eliminating leprosy and the stigma associated with the disease has been the mission of a Japanese philanthropist for many decades.

In 2001, Yôhei Sasakawa became the World Health Organization (WHO) Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination.

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Grave violations against children increased in 2014 due to conflicts

Mass abductions of children became increasingly prevalent in many of the 23 conflict situations around the world in 2014, according to the Annual Report of th

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Report finds millions still lack access to essential health services

At least 400 million people worldwide lack access to essential health services such as antenatal care, child immunization and treatment for diseases like tuberculosis.

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Nobel laureate calls for end to child labour

Forcing children to work and denying them an education are tantamount to violence, Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi said Friday.

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