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Barbershop Conference: Changing the conversation over equality

Despite years of policies to promote gender equality in the workplace, no country has managed to make it a reality.

That’s one of the findings of a report launched at the second Barbershop Conference, held in July at UN Headquarters in New York.

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New chief at UN mission in Libya ready to work with the people

The newly appointed head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) says he is coming to the country to work with and for its people.

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UN Daily News Programme 28 July 2017

Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Dianne Penn and Jocelyne Sambira.

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News in Brief 26 July 2017 (PM)

UN Envoy calls for dialogue between Burundi government and opposition

It is imperative that the Government of Burundi agree to an inclusive dialogue with the opposition.

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Hollywood helps highlight Europe’s 20th Century refugee crisis: “The Lid is On” podcast classic

In 1959, Hollywood stars Gregory Peck and Doris Day were at the height of their careers.

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News in Brief 25 July 2017 (PM)

UN deputy chief praises DRC for progress on issue of sexual violence

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UN Daily News Programme 25 July 2017

Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Jocelyne Sambira and Matt Wells.

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News in Brief 24 July 2017 (PM)

UN chief ‘strongly condemns’ terrorist attack in Pakistan

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Tuvalu launches first early warning system in Pacific

The launch of an early warning system in Tuvalu will better inform residents of the Pacific island nation about oncoming cyclones and other disasters, according to a senior UN official in the region.

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Empowering young women to speak for themselves

When it comes to young women’s right to access reproductive health care, “knowledge is power,” according to an activist from Zimbabwe.

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