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US fears of terrorist “fifth column” among refugees “far from truth”

Fears being expressed over a possible “fifth column” of terrorists entering the United States along with Syrian refugees are understandable, but unfounded.

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UN chief expresses condolences following mass shooting at Oregon college

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced his deep sadness in the wake of the mass shooting that took place yesterday at a college in the state of Oregon in the United States.

Ban condemns apparently racially motivated killings in South Carolina as ‘hateful act of violence’

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the apparently racially motivated killings at an historic African American church in South Carolina in the southern United States, and expressed the hope that those responsible for such a “hateful act of violence” will be brought to justice.

At regional conference, Ban spotlights role of United States, its youth in UN’s success

The United States and its young people, in particular, are essential to the success of the United Nations, Secretary General Ban Ki Moon said today in his remarks to the UN Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) Members Day gathering at Headquarters.

U.S. delegate to Youth Forum hopes to form ties with other global youth

Forming ties and networking with young people around the world is what a United States delegate hopes to get out of the first ever Global Youth Forum which opened in Baku, Azerbaijan on Tuesday.

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US “committed” to ratifying nuclear test treaty

The United States says it’s committed to ratifying an international treaty to ban the testing of nuclear weapons.

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#GirlWithABook creators meet Malala

A social media campaign in support of young girls’ education is making a difference worldwide.

#GirlWithABook was started by two young American girls, inspired by Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban in 2012 for wanting to go to school.

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Amid Missouri protests, Ban urges restraint, respect for right to peaceful assembly

As protests intensify over the killing of an American teenager in Missouri, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged all parties to exercise restraint and for authorities to respect the right to peaceful assembly.

Social media can empower youth to change future

Technology and social media should be embraced as a method of self-empowerment.

So says Olivia Rowley, a student from Tufts University in the US, who recently attended a conference on youth at the UN.

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Organic farming protects Mother Earth and supports harmony with nature

Harmony with nature, when it comes to farming, is organic farming.

That’s according to Jim Gerritsen, who runs a family farm in Maine, a state in the New England region of the north-eastern United States.

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