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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.

US Dollar still tops the world’s “currency pyramid”

The US Dollar continues to offer advantages “no other currency” can, and sits on top of the world’s “currency pyramid”.

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Helping women to “cross over from victim to survivor”

Victims of human trafficking can be manipulated to believe that they love and need the person trafficking them, according to one survivor.

Sheila McClain, who is from the United States, ran away from home as a young girl after being abused.

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“Historic racial targeting” in the US is “dangerous” for peaceful assembly

The ‘historic racial targeting by police’ can be dangerous for citizens’ rights to peacefully assemble in the United States.

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Urgent funding needed for proposed humanitarian operation in Mosul, Iraq

As the Iraqi army moves to retake the city of Mosul from the terrorist group ISIL, or Daesh, aid groups are preparing to assist as many as 1.5 million civilians who might be affected.

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Volunteering enhances "liberty of others" one meal at a time

Providing free healthy meals to the elderly might seem like a small step but it allows them to stay in their homes longer, thus enhancing their autonomy and, ultimately, their freedom.

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“Working together” in local coops will help achieve global goals

“Being a cooperative means working together” and can also help the world reach its ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (

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