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UN centre improving lives by linking people and humanitarian data

Access to data is crucial for humanitarians responding to various crises worldwide.

For example, aid workers feeding hungry people in Nigeria use a mobile-based platform to monitor the price of rice and other staples to know when costs increase.

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'Father of the Internet' offers reassurance to virtual world

People intent on causing harm to others by misusing the Internet are a modern-day threat that the global IT community is doing all it can to overcome, one of the web’s so-called “founding fathers” said on Thursday.

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Migrant stereotypes 'completely disconnected' from reality

Although some people believe migrants arrive in countries to “steal” local jobs and take advantage of social services, these perceptions are not based in reality.

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Consumers can help bring down 'e-waste mountain': UN report

The number of discarded laptops, mobile phones, televisions and other electronic items worldwide weighs as much as 1.2 million heavy-duty trucks lined up from New York to Bangkok and back.

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Social media giants meet at UN to address online terrorism

The UN Security Council has called for dialogue with major social media companies in order to limit terrorists’ ability to recruit and operate online.

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Dialogue continues on Global Compact for refugees

The international community needs to do much more to agree on practical solutions that will help the world’s 22.5 million refugees, the UN said on Tuesday.

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Human rights under threat in many countries: UN official

Human rights are the foundation of peaceful societies, yet they are under attack in many countries globally, according to the deputy UN human rights chief, Andrew Gilmour.

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Dementia sufferers set to triple by 2050, warns WHO

The number of people who suffer from dementia is set to triple to more than 150 million by 2050, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

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Migrants are “the ultimate agents” of development worldwide

Migrants and refugees need to be seen as the “ultimate agents” of development across the world, said the head of the UN migration agency (IOM) on Wednesday.

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Child migrants deserve care “every step of the way”: UNICEF

Child migrants, especially those travelling alone, deserve care and protection “every step of the way”.

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