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UN fails to adopt arms embargo against South Sudan

A vote to impose an arms embargo and targeted sanctions against South Sudan has failed to garner enough support among the 15 members of the UN Security Council.

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Young people are more prone to fall victim to road accidents

Young people are more prone to fall victim to road accidents than adults according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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If slum-dwellers’ voices are ignored, new cities agenda “will fail”

If the voices of slum-dwellers are ignored in the New Urban Agenda for world cities, adopted by UN Member States in October, then it “will fail”.

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Teenager tells UN what it takes for girls to become leaders

One young woman from the United States has been telling the UN what it takes in her view, to become a civic leader.

Hariella Lawson, 17, says that the key is being open to any opportunities that may arise.

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Film focuses on impact of climate change on indigenous communities

The struggle of indigenous communities in the face of climate change is the theme of The Anthropologist, a movie

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UN Gender Focus Special: LGBT

Caleb Orozco’s story of survival

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Rainbow crossing shows LGBT fight continues

A pedestrian crossing outside the United Nations which has been painted in the rainbow colours associated with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender or LGBT movement is a reminder to world leaders that the fight for equality continues.

That’s according to a senior UN official.

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UN Gender Focus: indigenous women, domestic workers and fashion industry

Film gives voice to indigenous Mohawk women in New York City

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Twelve countries report decrease in child refugee detentions

The number of refugee children in detention centres in 12 countries fell by 14 per cent over the past two years, according to a report launched by the UN R

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Threat of wildfires expected to increase as global temperatures rise – UN

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has warned that wildfires could become more frequent and more destructive as global temperatures rise and drought conditions plague many regions of the world.