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Ban expresses deepest condolences to Connecticut Governor following school shooting

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has written to the Governor of Connecticut in the United States to express his deepest condolences at the murders which took place on Friday at an elementary school there, according to his spokesperson.

Goodwill Ambassador recalls importance of human rights

Renowned American-born opera singer Barbara Hendricks is the longest serving Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, the UN refugee agency.

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NYC park honours former US President and advocate for the UN

October is a special month for the United Nations as it marks the anniversary of the founding of the organization which is 67 years old this year.

The UN would not have existed had it not been for supporters like former United States President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

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Female genital mutilation on the rise in the United States

Every year, three million girls and women across the globe are genitally mutilated.

Female genital mutilation (FGM), a procedure that involves partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, is practiced in many countries around the world.

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US must work to advance reconciliation with indigenous people – UN expert

The United States must adopt new measures to advance a reconciliation process with its indigenous peoples and address historical wrongs that have stopped them from fully realizing their rights, a United Nations independent expert said today.

UN human rights expert calls on US to consult with indigenous people over land sale

A United Nations independent expert today called on the United States Government and authorities in the state of South Dakota to start consultations with indigenous people on a land sale that will affect a site of spiritual significance to them.