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News in Brief 15 August 2017 (AM)

IOM provides US$150,000 for Sierra Leone mudslide relief

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Addressing today’s problems in the Pacific via its deep cultural roots

The centuries-old cultural practices and traditions of Pacific islanders are key to addressing some of the development problems of today, and working out sustainable solutions for tomorrow.

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UN Daily News Programme 14 August 2017

Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Matt Wells and Jocelyne Sambira.

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More protection needed for LGBTI defenders in Honduras

Authorities in Honduras are being urged by UN human rights experts to do more to protect activists who defend the rights of sexual minorities in the Central American country.

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UN Gender Focus: Barbershop Conference, safety in South Sudan UN camps and access to sexual health care

Barbershop Conference: Changing the conversation around gender equality

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Indigenous still face "harsh conditions" despite UN Declaration

A decade after the adoption of a landmark declaration that upholds their rights, indigenous people worldwide still suffer racism, discrimination, unequal access to education and other injustices.

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“Justice is key to the sustainable development goals” in Afghanistan

Without justice, there can be no sustainable peace or development in Afghanistan.

That’s according to Sima Samir, a former Minister of Women’s Affairs in the country, who was at UN Headquarters recently to talk about the whole issue of judicial rights.

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South Sudan force will allow for more peacekeeper patrols

The arrival of a UN regional force in South Sudan will enable the UN Mission in the country, UNMISS, to free up additional peacekeepers to mount “more patrols along insecure roads,” the head of the Mission, David Shearer, has said.

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Trials of refugee camp life inspire South Sudan singers

The challenges of day-to-day life in a refugee camp have inspired two young singers in South Sudan to write a song about their experiences.

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News in Brief 07 August 2017 (AM)

UN Mission in Colombia ambushed, one police officer injured

The UN Mission in Colombia has confirmed that a team containing UN observers was ambushed over the weekend, while extracting explosives.

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