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Slave trade remembrance a symbol of justice among people

A slave uprising in the Caribbean nearly 300 years ago represents a symbolic victory for human rights and freedom.

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UN Gender Focus: Iraqi women, Kenyan youth delegates and women drug addicts

Appeal for justice for Iraqi rape survivors

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Humanitarian aid a "fantastic investment," says UN relief chief

Providing humanitarian aid today to the world’s needy is a “fantastic investment” in the future.

That’s according to the UN relief chief, Stephen O’Brien, speaking ahead of World Humanitarian Day, marked each 19 August.

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UN Gender Focus: Protecting LGBTI defenders in Honduras, justice in Afghanistan, and raising awareness of children in armed conflict

Experts call for more action to protect LGBTI defenders in Honduras

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Only 1 in 5 women addicts seeks treatment, warns UN expert

Only one in five women addicts seeks treatment for drug abuse, the president of the International Narcotics Board (INCB) has warned.

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UN Gender Focus: Barbershop Conference, safety in South Sudan UN camps and access to sexual health care

Barbershop Conference: Changing the conversation around gender equality

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Indigenous still face "harsh conditions" despite UN Declaration

A decade after the adoption of a landmark declaration that upholds their rights, indigenous people worldwide still suffer racism, discrimination, unequal access to education and other injustices.

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UN Gender Focus: Breastfeeding Special

This week we're bringing you a special programme to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week, which runs until 7 August.

Breastfeeding protects both babies and their mothers from an array of diseases and helps boost their health long-term.

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Denying terrorists access to weapons “goes to the heart” of UN

Denying terrorists access to weapons “goes to the heart” of the UN chief’s efforts “to make prevention the core mission” of the world body.

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“Wisdom, experience, energy and ideals” of old & young vital to SDGs

The “wisdom, experience, energy and ideals” of the old and the young are vital to realizing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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