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UNICEF tent classrooms a safe space for children affected by cyclone in Tonga

Thousands of children in Tonga are back at school one month after Cyclone Gita slammed into the Pacific Island nation, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has reported.

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News in Brief 19 February 2018

  • Latin America and Caribbean “pioneers” in asylum rights: UN refugee chief
  • Tonga state of emergency after powerful cyclone: OCHA
  • UN labour chief urges fair treatment for migrant workers
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News in Brief 14 February 2018

  • UN launches recovery and resilience programme for Iraq
  • UNICEF readies to support Pacific countries affected by Cyclone Gita
  • US urged to protect rights of migrant activist facing deportation
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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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Tongan women break cultural norms to take decision-making role

Women on a remote Pacific island are breaking cultural barriers by taking on roles which will decide the future of their communities.

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Secretary-General expresses concern at recent violence in Tonga

Secretary-General Kofi Annan voiced alarm today at the recent outbreak of violence in the Pacific island nation of Tonga, stressing that all sides must pursue their disagreements through dialogue.