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Deal to reduce price of HIV treatment aims to save more lives

A life-saving medicine to treat HIV will now be made more widely available to millions of people in developing countries.

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UN must reform, ‘win our trust’ by proving it can deliver, UK leader tells General Assembly

The world is currently facing a raft of challenges “that test who we are,” the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom told the General Assembly, noting that while many, such as terrorism – which struck her country five times this year – did not recognize international borders, they could be addressed by a strong, agile United Nations that upholds global order and values

South Sudan female commander heads new hospital project

“Women are still a minority in most of the armed forces around the world; and in some ways, that is a privileged position.”.

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UN Gender Focus: women's role in peace in Africa, women empowerment in India and UK student fights for gender equality

UN deputy chief underscores women’s role in peace, security in Africa

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Photojournalist partners with UN to chronicle refugee journeys

From Lebanon to Greece, British Photographer Giles Duley has been capturing refugees’ epic journeys of survival as they search for a new home.

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Multilingual contest inspires UK student’s fight for gender equality

The opportunity to deliver a speech in French on gender equality to the UN General Assembly has cemented a young British student’s decision to push for more women’s representation in UK politics.

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“Unique experience” for British engineers in South Sudan

British engineers who have recently joined the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) are enjoying a unique experience according to the Commanding Officer of the contingent.

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Resolution condemning Syria chemical attack vetoed by Russia

A Security Council resolution condemning the reported use of chemical weapons in the Syrian town of Khan Shaykhun, was vetoed by Russia on Wednesday.

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Development needn’t be a taxing concept, says duty free campaign

An innovative campaign to promote sustainable development has been launched at Zurich airport: part of a bid to spread the word to two billion people between now and 2030.

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