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Africa Week focus on integration, prosperity and peace

Gender inequality is costing Africa “tens of billions” of dollars each year, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told ambassadors in New York on Monday.

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Modern slavery: the “dark underbelly” of globalization

No country is “immune” from the scourge of modern slavery and the path that many of its victims take “can often by very similar”.

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Paralympic refugee sports liven Syrian boy’s dark past

The first ever Paralympic refugee sports team is providing refugees with disabilities a new way to heal from their traumatic experiences.

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News in Brief 13 October 2017 - Geneva (AM)

Fair trial concerns for Nigeria’s Boko Haram suspects

Concerns have been raised by the UN about the trials of more than 2,000 suspected Boko Haram militants in Nigeria.

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Bid begins to eradicate neglected TB threat

Efforts are under way to eradicate a neglected form of tuberculosis that has a particularly damaging impact on poor rural communities in Africa and South-East Asia, UN health experts said on Thursday.

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UN initiative aims to make ‘Space for Women’

A UN project currently under development aims to ensure women have a place in outer space.

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We need to get smarter on HIV, says fashion guru Kenneth Cole

Failing to find a cure for HIV/AIDS in the next five years may see the world “losing control” of the virus, UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador Kenneth Cole said on Wednesday.

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News in Brief 22 September 2017 (PM)

Arab States and UNHCR sign agreement to address refugee crisis

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Burundi violence "might be crimes against humanity"

Torture, rape and arbitrary detention in Burundi may amount to crimes against humanity, UN-appointed experts told the Human Rights Council on Tuesday.

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Lifesaving aid reaches displaced inside Myanmar

Aid has started to arrive in Myanmar’s Rakhine state where ongoing violence has forced nearly 400,000 civilians to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh.

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