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Broken migration policies focus of international meeting

The plight of millions of migrants and refugees worldwide was the focus of a major meeting called by the UN Secretary-General on Wednesday.

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US actress represents trafficking victims’ “truth”

The American actress, Mira Sorvino, has said she uses her position as a UN Goodwill Ambassador to publicize the “truth” behind the t

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There’s enough food in the world to end hunger by 2030

Eradicating hunger worldwide within 15 years can be achieved, according to the Director-General of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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Respect the dignity of migrants fleeing to Europe

Refugees fleeing Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, deserve to be treated with dignity not suspicion, said the head of the International Organization for Migration, or IOM.

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UN agencies band together on LGBTI issues

Discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, violates more than their human rights – it creates serious socio-economic challenges and results in lost development and economic opportunities.

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Defeating terrorists on the battlefield is not enough

Defeating terrorism militarily is only the beginning of the global fight against violent extremism, US President Barack Obama said at a UN summit on Tuesday.

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UN asks the world to “step up” with more peacekeepers

United Nations peacekeeping operations are unable to keep up with rising demand in a more dangerous world, a summit at UN headquarters heard today.

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Energy and expectations high as UN General Debate gets underway

The most influential leaders from around the globe have come to take the podium at UN’s annual General Debate.

Security is high and expectations of the world’s most powerful political leaders are even higher.

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Leaders encouraged to “Step It Up for Gender Equality”

There can be no sustainable future if half the world’s population lacks equal rights, according to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

The UN chief is urging world leaders to make gender equality a global priority to achieve his vision of “a 50:50 Planet by 2030.”

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Protecting cultural heritage from terrorism: an “imperative for humanity”

It’s an imperative for humanity, to prevent the destruction of the world’s heritage by terrorists, and the trafficking of cultural treasures, said ministers launching a new partnership at the UN on Sunday.

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