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Cambodia tribunal instils hope for justice

It's six years now since the UN–backed Cambodia tribunal was established to bring to trial senior leaders and those most responsible for genocide and war crimes committed during the Khmer rouge regime which lasted from 1975 to 1979.

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Data collection is critical for food security in Africa: FAO expert

The value of data collection and coordination in food security goes far beyond the numbers, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.

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Cambodia faces challenges in improving sanitation and hygiene

Improving hygiene through use of latrines and hand washing with soap and water, protecting water sources from contamination remain key challenges for Cambodia.

Patrick Maigua reports.

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India’s decision to re-criminalize same-sex relationships “a step backwards”

A decision issued by India’s Supreme Court to uphold a colonial-era law criminalizing same-sex relationships has been described as a “step backwards for India”.

That’s according to a statement issued by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, on Thursday.

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UN nuclear watchdog agency helps bring radiotherapy technology to developing countries

Radiotherapy is one of the essential components of treatment for many forms of cancer.

But the technology and resources needed to treat the disease are expensive.

For many developing countries access to radiotherapy equipment is limited or non-existent.

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Cycling helps promote reconciliation in Rwanda

“Rising from Ashes” a documentary film about the Rwandan cycling team was screened at the United Nations on Tuesday.

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Black, female and poor in America: a triple challenge

Being black and poor in America presents a particular challenge, according to Julia Tripp, a research assistant at the Center for Social Policy (CSP) who also heads up its Constituent Advisory Group of people with a lived experience of poverty.

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UN mission responds to inter-communal attack in South Sudan

The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) continues to work with local authorities in the wake of an inter-communal attack in Twic East County in Jonglei State on Sunday.

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Local populations in CAR witness horror as crisis deepens

An entire community in the eastern town of Bangassou in Central African Republic (CAR) is in shock, after enduring months of violence in sectarian clashes between former rebels and self-defence groups.

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Video games and law of war

The International Committee of the Red Cross has called for video games to punish crimes committed in battle by adhering to real-life international war conventions.

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