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‘Zero tolerance’ for sexual exploitation and abuse by UN staff in South Sudan, underscores senior of
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Wednesday, 06 December 2017
‘Zero tolerance’ for sexual exploitation and abuse by UN staff in South Sudan, underscores senior of
The relationship between United Nations peacekeepers and civilian staff and the vulnerable people in South Sudan they are working for must be one of mutual trust and confidence, said a senior UN official, noting that instances of sexual exploitation and abuse by UN personnel not only breaks down that relationship, it also destroys the trust communities have...
 
FEATURE: Seizing on global trend, Afghan women reporters empower voices against violence
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Wednesday, 06 December 2017
FEATURE: Seizing on global trend, Afghan women reporters empower voices against violence
In a year when the #metoo hashtag has inspired women across the globe to tell their personal tales of harassment and unwanted sexual advances in the workplace,...
 
Iraq: Ambiguity over legal age of marriage could devastate childhoods, warn UN officials
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Monday, 04 December 2017
Iraq: Ambiguity over legal age of marriage could devastate childhoods, warn UN officials
Voicing concern over proposed amendments to laws governing marriage in Iraq – in particular the ambiguity over the legal age of marriage – senior United Nation...
 
UN rights chief calls for probe into attacks against Rohingya, says genocide ‘cannot be ruled out’
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Monday, 04 December 2017
UN rights chief calls for probe into attacks against Rohingya, says genocide ‘cannot be ruled out’
The United Nations human rights chief on Tuesday called for an international criminal probe into the perpetrators of the widespread and brutal attacks that hav...
 
Remove physical and cultural barriers; build inclusive societies 'for, by and with persons with d
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Saturday, 02 December 2017
Remove physical and cultural barriers; build inclusive societies 'for, by and with persons with d
Persons with disabilities, as both beneficiaries and agents of change, can fast track the process towards inclusive and sustainable development, and for the 20...
 
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