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CLIMATE CHANGE FOCUS: Tunisia coastline in need of climate cash boost

Efforts to mobilize the cash needed to ensure that climate change does not lead to the irreversible damage of Tunisia’s coastline are being undertaken by the North African country’s government, with the support of the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

Tunisia ‘at a turning point’ stresses UN rights expert

An independent UN human rights expert welcomed on Thursday the progress made towards democratic reform in Tunisia, since the 2011 revolution, and emphasized the importance of protecting freedom of peaceful assembly and association.

Tunisia, at UN, calls for comprehensive response to global terrorism

The threat of terrorism has forced Tunisia to double the budget of its military and security expenditures, Foreign Minister Khemais Jhinaoui told the United Nations General Assembly today, stressing that more international support was needed despite the Government’s efforts to stamp out the scourge.

News in Brief 22 August 2017 (AM)

Appeal for justice for ISIL’s women victims in Iraq

Authorities in Iraq are being urged to ensure that thousands of women and girls who survived rape and other sexual violence committed by ISIL fighters receive care, protection and justice.

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UN human rights chief welcomes rape law reform in Lebanon, Tunisia, Jordan

Today, the top United Nations human rights official welcomed the repeal of laws in Lebanon, Tunisia and Jordan that allow rapists to avoid criminal prosecution by marrying their victims.

Art helps people understand "we are all the same": Tunisian painter

All people experience the “same feelings”, no matter which country they’re from, and art can help “open the heart”, a Tunisian artist has said.

Zeineb Tlili Ghali is a painter who specialises in images of women and landscapes in her North African homeland.

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In Tunisia, Ban welcomes country's democratic progress

While in Tunisia's capital today, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the country's democratic progress while reaffirming the United Nations' support to its citizens and Government.

'No terrorist attack can reverse Tunisia's democracy,' UN Security Council says

Strongly condemning the 7 March terrorist attack in Tunisia, the United Nations Security Council last night stressed that “no terrorist attack can reverse Tunisia's democracy and its efforts towards economic recovery and development.”

UN chief deplores terrorist attacks against security forces in Tunisia

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the terrorist attacks carried out today on police and army posts in the town of Ben Guerdane in Tunisia.

Africa Year in Review 2015

Spread of Ebola in West Africa remains a concern for UN

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