Using technology to benefit the world’s neediest children

Start-up companies, artists, musicians and humanitarian workers have been examining how technological innovations can improve the lives of poor and marginalized children worldwide.

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Internet, a “fundamental tool” for sustainable development

Governments seeking to implement public policy initiatives and new globally agreed development goals have a “fundamental tool” that can help them: the Internet.

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Greenhouse gas emissions hit new record

The amount of harmful greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached yet a new record high in 2014, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

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New guidelines tighten disposal of radioactive materials at sea

Stricter rules and guidelines against the dumping of radioactive material at sea will protect humans and marine life.

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Nations should protect the innocent, and abolish death penalty

Countries around the world have a duty to protect the innocent and abolish the death penalty.

That was the message brought to the heart of the UN by Kirk Bloodsworth this week.

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Women and children most affected by global corruption

Women and children around the world suffer the “poisonous” effects of corruption the most.

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More protection needed for defenders of human rights

Human rights workers need greater protection from governments around the world.

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Global community argues over climate deal “differentiation”

Countries negotiating an international climate deal are deadlocked over whether developed and developing countries should be treated the same, according to the UN.

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UN Gender Focus: refugees, entrepreneurship in Pakistan and women's rights

Concern at “never-ending flow” of vulnerable EU arrivals

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Governments urged to collect better data to fight discrimination

Governments across the world need to collect better data to help combat all forms of discrimination.

That’s according to the UN’s Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, Mutuma Ruteere.

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