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US travel ban a 'significant setback' for those needing international protection – UN rights experts

Expressing concern that a new Executive Order by the United States President Donald Trump is in breach of the country's human rights commitments, a group of United Nations rights experts have called on the US to live up to its human rights obligations and provide protection for those fleeing persecution and conflicts.

Story of “Japan’s Schindler” shows how one can make a difference

A Japanese diplomat who rescued 6,000 Jewish families fleeing Nazi persecution in Lithuania showed how one person can make a difference, Cellin Gluck, the Director of a movie entitled "Persona Non Grata" has said.

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News in Brief 16 January 2017(PM)

Iran nuclear accord marks significant milestone: UN

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News in Brief 5 January 2017 (PM)

Observers let go from UN Mission in Colombia

Three observers have been let go from the UN Mission in Colombia following their participation in a celebration organized by the largest rebel group in the country, FARC.

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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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