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News in Brief 31 July 2017 (AM)

Mobile broadband internet subscriptions “set to hit 4.3 billion”

Mobile broadband internet subscribers are expected to reach 4.3 billion by the end of this year, according to the UN’s agency for information and communication technologies, the ITU.

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Barbershop Conference: Changing the conversation over equality

Despite years of policies to promote gender equality in the workplace, no country has managed to make it a reality.

That’s one of the findings of a report launched at the second Barbershop Conference, held in July at UN Headquarters in New York.

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UN Gender Focus: women's role in peace in Africa, women empowerment in India and UK student fights for gender equality

UN deputy chief underscores women’s role in peace, security in Africa

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News in Brief 26 July 2017 (PM)

UN Envoy calls for dialogue between Burundi government and opposition

It is imperative that the Government of Burundi agree to an inclusive dialogue with the opposition.

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News in Brief 26 July 2017 (AM)

UN appeals for funding to assist vulnerable people in north-east Nigeria

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Hollywood helps highlight Europe’s 20th Century refugee crisis: “The Lid is On” podcast classic

In 1959, Hollywood stars Gregory Peck and Doris Day were at the height of their careers.

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Boosting “financial inclusion” for migrant cash is “a low-hanging fruit”

Allowing families who receive cash from migrants working overseas access to reliable financial services, is “a low-hanging fruit” which would boost sustainable development.

That’s the view of Louise Arbour, the UN Special Representative for International Migration.

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News in Brief 24 July 2017 (AM)

Australia urged to end “offshore processing” of asylum seekers

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Countryside food producers suffering most from poverty

Farmers producing 80 per cent of the world’s food are suffering the most from poverty and malnutrition, according to the deputy chief of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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