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News in Brief 23 August 2017 (PM)

UN appoints first Victims’ Rights Advocate

The United Nations has appointed an advocate for victims of sexual exploitation and abuse.

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News in Brief 23 August 2017 (AM)

Learning about slave trade history contributes to fairer societies: UNESCO

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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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News in Brief 22 August 2017 (PM)

Senior UN official calls for re-commitment to two-State solution

The recent crisis in Jerusalem has highlighted the need for a clear re-commitment by Israelis and Palestinians to ending occupation and realizing a two-State solution, the UN Security Council heard on Tuesday.

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News in Brief 18 August 2017 (AM)

Security Council expresses solidarity with Spain following Barcelona attack

The UN Security Council has condemned the terrorist attack in Barcelona which killed 13 people and wounded more than 100 others.

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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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News in Brief 16 August 2017 (PM)

UN mission concludes Colombia arms removal process

The process of extracting arms and scrap ammunition from rebel camps in Colombia has been completed, the UN mission in the country has reported.

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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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