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News in brief 28 April (PM)

 UN official draws attention to “complex emergency” in Mali

A senior UN official is drawing attention to the complex emergency in Mali and the deteriorating humanitarian situation resulting from the conflict, following a three-day visit to the country.

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News in brief 28 April (AM)

 Arkansas executions “deeply troubling” says UN human rights office

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“Triple discrimination” holds back indigenous women and girls: FAO

Indigenous women and girls suffer from “triple discrimination” when it comes to their rights and well-being, according to an Advocacy Officer from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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News in brief 27 April (PM)

Ishmael Beah, former child soldier, helps amplify Syria youth voices

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Matt Damon on helping 5.5 million access water: World Bank

Hollywood star Matt Damon’s been telling the World Bank how a simple loan scheme has allowed around 5.5 million people to access affordable water.

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Information is power for indigenous women of the Americas

Indigenous women from the Americas are creating their own media to tell their stories and preserve the traditional knowledge of their people.

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UN Gender Focus: Yemen, indigenous women and disaster preparedness

Women and girls paying “heaviest price” in Yemen as famine looms: UNFPA

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News in brief 26 April (PM)

Innovation turns problems into progress, UN says on World IP Day

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News in brief 26 April (AM)

UNICEF reaches almost half of world’s children with life-saving vaccines

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Indigenous peoples have “come a long way” in past decade: Cree chief

Indigenous peoples have “come a long way” since signing the UN Declaration on their rights a decade ago and need to celebrate their achievements, a chief of the

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