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News in Brief 6 September 2019

  • Yemen funding crisis threatens reproductive health nationwide 
  • Dorian death toll in Bahamas likely to rise, thousands still missing
  • UN initiative in Mali to ease communal tensions
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Wednesday’s Daily brief: Day 3 of anti-hatred summit, UNFPA turns 50, Ben Stiller #WithRefugees, updates on Abyei and Venezuela

This Wednesday, our top stories cover: leaders gathered in Geneva to tackle hate speech; the 50th birthday of the UN sexual and reproductive health agency (UNFPA); Goodwill Ambassador Ben Stiller advocating for Syrian refugees in the USA; human rights issues in the Philippines and in Venezuela; and an update on the UN peacekeeping misson in Abyei.

UN highlights profound implication of population trends on sustainable development

The United Nations is highlighting the important role that population trends play in promoting sustainable development, during the annual Commission on Population and Development, which began at UN Headquarters in New York on Monday.

Speak out to confront plague of sexual harrassment against women commuters

As the United Nations marks its annual 16-day campaign against gender-based violence and the world continues to be shaken with the #MeToo movement, UNFPA – the UN's sexual and reproductive health agency – is shining the spotlight on the daily sexual harassment of women and girls using public transportation in Sri Lanka.

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Zahara takes charge: UN helps today’s girls become the leaders of tomorrow

What would a Ugandan teenager like to do if she got to run one of the UN’s key agencies for a day?

For this latest edition of our UN Gender Focus podcast, from UN News, you’re about to find out.

18-year-old Zahara had a tough upbringing, fending for herself as the youngest of six, finally battling her way to become a youth advocate for girls’ empowerment.

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In Johannesburg, UN youth envoy spotlights need to boost support for reproductive health

In this century, child marriage cannot be allowed to happen, and similarly, children should not give birth to children, the United Nations youth envoy told an African forum on reproductive health and rights on Wednesday.

Health services for young migrants are crucial, UNFPA expert says

Safeguarding human rights, ensuring a safe and orderly journey and guaranteed health services are some of the key issues facing young migrants.

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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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News in Brief 24 November 2017 (PM)

“Heinous and cowardly” terror attack in Egypt condemned by UN chief

An attack on an Egyptian mosque which left at least 235 people dead, was condemned by the UN Secretary-General “in the strongest terms” on Friday.

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UN Gender Focus: Reproductive health, Antigua & Barbuda, and Space for Women

Reproductive health and economic inequalities inextricably linked: UNFPA

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