UN News

Myanmar children facing “hell on earth”

A major alert has been issued for hundreds of thousands of Myanmar youngsters who’ve been forced to seek shelter in what’s been described as a “hell on earth” of makeshift camps in southern Bangladesh.

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News in Brief 17 October 2017 (AM)

UNHCR concerned about stranded Rohingya refugees

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is urging authorities in Bangladesh to admit thousands of Rohingya refugees stranded near the border with Myanmar.

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UN Gender Focus: parental leave in Norway, space for women, women’s economic empowerment in Ghana

Parental leave is smart for the economy and helps change minds

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UN and Africa: award-winning UN peacekeeper in Sudan, South Sudanese girls, and a report on poverty in the African countryside

Legal vacuum “an obstacle to advancing gender equality”: UN Peacekeeper

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UN Daily News Programme 11 October 2017

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Legal vacuum “an obstacle" to gender equality: Peacekeeper

An absence of laws is an “obstacle to advancing gender equality” because it doesn’t give women the support they need to report cases of gender based violence.

That was the reality confronting Assistant Inspector of Police Annah Chota when she got to Abyei, Sudan, to take up her post.

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Parental leave is smart for the economy and helps change minds

Unequal pay and lack of paid parental leave holds women back in the world of work.

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“Generosity and honesty” of women officers contributes to UN Police

The “generosity and honesty” of women officers contributes to role of UN Police (UNPOL) in South Sudan, according to a female Rwandan officer working in the UN mission there.

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UN Daily News Programme 06 October 2017

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In today’s programme: UN initiative aims to make ‘Space for Women’; and: South Sudanese girls model their full potential on a Catwalk to Freedom.

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UN Daily News Programme 05 October 2017

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