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Terrorist groups exploit social media, ICTs to fund activities

Terrorist groups are exploiting all the new social media platforms and communication technologies to expand and fund their activities, according to a representative from the UN’s Counter Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED).

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UN fails to adopt arms embargo against South Sudan

A vote to impose an arms embargo and targeted sanctions against South Sudan has failed to garner enough support among the 15 members of the UN

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UN and Africa: focus on South Sudan, autism and outer space

South Sudan “on a trajectory towards mass atrocities”: UN chief

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UN Gender Focus: trafficked women, girls’ rights in Tanzania and female farmers

“Blood money” of trafficked women now “lifeblood” sustaining terrorists

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“Blood money” of trafficked women now “lifeblood” sustaining terrorists

The “blood money” of women and children has become part of the “lifeblood” that sustains terrorists in places like Syria and Iraq, the UN special envoy for sexual violence in conflict has said.

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Afghan citizens returning in “record numbers” says UN special envoy

Hundreds and thousands of Afghan citizens are returning home “with hope” from host countries like Pakistan and Iran, the UN special envoy for the country has said.

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“We must not give up” on Palestine and Israel’s right to exist: UN chief

The international community “must not give up” on the right of both Palestine and Israel to exist as independent states, living in peace and security with their neighbours.

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“Concern has only deepened” over “appalling” rights violations in DPRK

“Concern has only deepened” over “appalling” human rights violations carried out by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, DPRK, against its own people, the UN Security Council heard on Friday.

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UN and Africa: focus on civilians in Central Africa, Libya and sustainable industrial development

Lord’s Resistance Army continues to cause “unspeakable suffering”

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Lord’s Resistance Army continues to cause “unspeakable suffering”

The Lord’s Resistance Army rebel group, is continuing to cause “unspeakable suffering” for civilians in central African countries where it operates, according to the UN’s Special Representative for the region.

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