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UN Gender Focus: South Sudan, young women's rights and religion

Women and children plead for peace in South Sudan ‘ghost town’

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States give go-ahead to end arsenic-contaminated rice

A bid to protect global consumers from naturally occurring arsenic-contaminated rice has been given the go-ahead by Member States, the UN said on Monday.

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Austrian scientist prepares for entry into force of UN nuclear ban treaty

Scientists are being trained by a UN-backed organization in methods to monitor whether or not a nuclear explosion has taken place.

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Sustainable small business awards at UN “tremendously empowering”

Winning one of the prestigious UN-backed SEED awards, which highlight some of the most entrepreneurial and sustainable small businesses in Africa and beyond, is “tremendously empowering”.

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Religious leaders find common ground to prevent future atrocities

Religious leaders from around the world are coming together at UN Headquarters on Friday to launch a new action plan aimed at preventing future genocide.

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“Revitalized” partnership for Sustainable Development “is needed”

A revitalized global partnership to meet the challenges of implementing the ambitious 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is needed.

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Trust "key" in protection of unaccompanied minors

A plan has been unveiled to protect unaccompanied refugee and migrant children from violence and abuse as they head to - and travel within - Europe, the UN announced on Monday.

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Science “has answers” to rising sea level threat

Many of the world’s biggest cities are exposed to rising sea levels but scientists and Mayors can work together to protect millions of people from the threat, climate experts said on Friday.

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Greater gender balance needed in peacekeeping, says UN chief

Deploying more women to peacekeeping operations will help boost the protection of civilians and reduce the chances of sexual exploitation and abuse, the UN chief urged on Friday.

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SIDS share “unique challenges” to food security and nutrition

The launch of a Global Action Programme on Food Security and Nutrition in the Small Island Developing States or SIDS has been welcomed by the UN.

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