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Chief prosecutor reflects on legacy of UN tribunal for former Yugoslavia

Although a UN court has charged more than 160 people for war crimes committed during the Balkan wars, that number is still “very little” considering the thousands of violations that still need to be investigated.

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Horrors of sexual violence against Syrian boys and men revealed

Disturbing details have emerged of a little-known side to the Syrian conflict: sexual violence against boys and men.

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News in Brief 5 December 2017 - Geneva (AM)

Zeid: Myanmar refugee crisis may be genocide

Violence in Myanmar that has caused more than 625,000 people to flee to Bangladesh may amount to genocide, the UN human rights chief said on Tuesday.

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FAO online database aims to protect local livestock diversity

Safeguarding livestock diversity is the objective of the latest version of an online database launched by the Food and Agriculture Organization (

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News in Brief 28 November 2017 (PM)

New UN initiative aims to train young leaders in the global south

A new UN partnership aims to empower and train young leaders in the southern hemisphere.

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UN-managed fund fights poverty and hunger across Global South

Three leaders in “South-South Cooperation”, together with $33 million in contributions, are helping 15 of the least developed countries in the world move ahead with achieving the 2030

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We want to 'send more' peacekeepers: Bangladesh Adviser

Bangladesh - already one of the largest troop-contributing countries to UN peacekeeping missions around the world - would like to send more troops, despite the increasing dangers they face.

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UN Daily News Programme 27 November 2017

Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells and Daniel Johnson.

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Legal definition of sexual violence, an imperative for Sudan

With a 16-day global campaign in full swing to end violence against women and girls, transforming the human rights situation in Sudan's turbulent Darfur region, requires clear and distinctive definitions of sexual violence and adultery.

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Land policy conference promotes youth role in ‘The Africa We Want’

Promoting young people’s access to land was among the objectives of a four-day conference held in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, earlier this month.

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