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UN Gender Focus: fighting violence against women, new UN gender parity strategy and empowering women economically

Gender equality a “driver” in fighting violence against women and girls

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Countries support UN reform pledge

Reform of the United Nations took centre stage this Monday as 128 countries backed a pledge to reshape the global organization.

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News in Brief 15 September 2017 (PM)

UN chief stresses solidarity with refugees on International Day of Peace

Refugees are the focus of this year’s commemoration of the International Day of Peace, observed annually on 21 September.

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UN chief implements new gender parity strategy

When he took office in January of this year, UN Secretary-General António Guterres pledged to reach gender parity across the global organization.

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“We know and we see you”: poetry champion returns home to Darfur

Emtithal (Emi) Mahmoud writes poetry to draw attention to the war-torn Darfur region of Sudan, as well as the global refugee crisis.

The Sudanese poet, who currently lives in the United States, recently visited El Fasher, Darfur.

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UN Daily News Programme 11 September 2017

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

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News in Brief 24 August 2017 (AM)

Europe: Refugee and migrant arrivals drop but dangers persist, says UNHCR

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News in Brief 23 August 2017 (PM)

UN appoints first Victims’ Rights Advocate

The United Nations has appointed an advocate for victims of sexual exploitation and abuse.

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Slave trade remembrance a symbol of justice among people

A slave uprising in the Caribbean nearly 300 years ago represents a symbolic victory for human rights and freedom.

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News in Brief 22 August 2017 (AM)

Appeal for justice for ISIL’s women victims in Iraq

Authorities in Iraq are being urged to ensure that thousands of women and girls who survived rape and other sexual violence committed by ISIL fighters receive care, protection and justice.

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