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Brazilian celebrity same-sex wedding video premiered at UN

A video of a celebrity wedding which took place in Brazil is being premiered at the UN on Friday as part of an event to highlight a decade of progress in Latin America in protecting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex or LGBTI people.

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“Never give up” on peace

People around the world should never give up on striving for peace.

Those are the words of the director of the movie “The Day after Peace” which was shown as part of the first ever Geneva Peace Week held at the UN in the Swiss city.

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UN Gender Focus: LGBTI equality, HIV prevention in Zimbabwe and women in Afghanistan

Brazilian celebrity same-sex wedding video premiered at UN

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“Biodegradable” plastics: more harm than help, says new report

Biodegradable plastics are thought by most to be good for the environment, but the opposite may be true.

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Financing greatest challenge facing climate change

Finding the money to pay for initiatives to slow down climate change is seen by many as the greatest challenge facing the international community, as it prepares for historic talks in France in December.

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“Absolute evil” of terrorist attacks has historical precedent

The terrorist attacks in Paris, France, which led to the deaths of 129 people have been described as acts of “absolute evil” by a Holocaust event participant, at UN headquarters.

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Nuclear techniques to help better understand causes of stunting

Work is underway to try and identify reasons for child stunting beyond poor nutrition, and the answer may be found with nuclear technology according to the UN.

In 2014, one in every four children under five years of age was stunted, a total of 159 million globally.

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Road safety “completely ignored” in some countries

The issue of road safety is being “completely ignored” in some countries according to a senior UN envoy.

Some 1.25 million people are killed in car crashes around the world each year.

Around 90 per cent of those fatalities occur in low- and middle-income countries.

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"We have the tools" to combat global terror: UN Chief

“We have the tools” to do better in the fight against terrorism without compromising human rights.

That was the message to the UN Security Council on Tuesday, from the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

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Warnings voiced that refugees may be targeted after Paris attacks

Refugees should not be turned into scapegoats following the terrorist attacks in Paris, France the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has urged.

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