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Ending famine “completely achievable objective” says relief chief

Ending famine is “completely achievable” and is one of the big challenges that the new UN relief chief is looking forward to tackling during his time in charge of the global body’s humanitarian effort.

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UN Gender Focus: Saudi Arabian women, human trafficking, and youth and development

UN chief: Saudi Arabian women’s right to drive “an important first step”

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Global education facing “learning crisis” warns World Bank

Millions of students in low- and middle-income countries face a “learning crisis” that is widening inequality, destroying opportunity and strangling economic growth.

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More action needed to combat climate change: environment chief

Recent hurricanes in the Caribbean, monsoon flooding in Asia and other weather-related disasters around the globe are an indication that the world needs to do more to address the impact of climate change.

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Deal to reduce price of HIV treatment aims to save more lives

A life-saving medicine to treat HIV will now be made more widely available to millions of people in developing countries.

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Nuclear test ban represents “low hanging fruit” to stop proliferation

Making a nuclear weapons test ban treaty a reality represents “low hanging fruit” in the effort towards halting rising tensions over the Korean Peninsula.

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Countries take stock of UN declaration on refugees, migrants

One year ago, the world met in New York to underscore the need to protect millions of people fleeing conflict and persecution in their homelands.

At the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, leaders took stock of a plan that aims to bring greater security to refugees and migrants.

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UN Gender Focus: fighting violence against women, new UN gender parity strategy and empowering women economically

Gender equality a “driver” in fighting violence against women and girls

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Economically empowered women essential for stronger economies: ITC

Increasing women’s participation in global trade will lead to better development outcomes for families and communities.

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UN chief convenes high-level meeting on sexual abuse

World leaders who have committed to join the United Nations in combatting sexual exploitation and abuse will be among the participants at a high-level meeting at UN Headquarters on Monday.

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