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Record 141 million people need humanitarian aid

Protracted conflicts and disasters have left a record 141 million people in need of humanitarian help, the UN’s Emergency Relief chief said on Wednesday.

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Hot spell is earlier than expected, says UN weather agency

The sweltering conditions affecting western Europe are set to last for at least another two weeks, but there may be some respite by the weekend, a senior UN weather expert said on Tuesday.

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Swami helps UN staff flex their minds and bodies on Yoga Day

The North Lawn of UN Headquarters was converted into a temporary yoga studio on Tuesday as UN staffers stretched their minds and bodies in honour of the International Day of Yoga.

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New UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador will advocate for young refugees

A teenage refugee from Syria will use her role as Goodwill Ambassador with the UN children’s agency, UNICEF, to urge world leaders to stand with children uprooted by war.

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FAO seminar promotes stronger action to address drought

Experts and policy makers from across the globe are meeting in Rome this Monday to study how they can be more proactive in combatting drought, which the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) describes as “an overlooked phenomenon.”

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Migrant workers sending home more money than a decade ago

The amount of money migrants send home to their families in developing countries has increased by 51 per cent over the past decade, “lifting millions out poverty,” a new report by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has fo

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Challenges persist for people with disabilities despite law changes

While the past decade has seen many improvements in national laws that infringe on the human rights of people with disabilities, there is still a long way to go.

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UN Gender Focus: women's health, handmade dolls and human rights

Women’s health was Finland’s “sensitive issue,” says former premier

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Action plan gives “renewed hope” to people with albinism in Africa

The endorsement of an action plan on albinism in Africa has given “renewed hope” to people born with the condition, a UN human rights expert has said

Ikponwosa Ero was speaking ahead of International Albinism Awareness Day, observed this Tuesday, 13 March.

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Rights for persons with disabilities cover “every single group in society”

Just as people with disabilities represent a diverse cross-section, society must come up with diverse and inclusive solutions that protect their human rights.

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