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Afghanistan makes progress in fighting corruption, enormous challenges remain – new UN report
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Monday, 24 April 2017
Afghanistan makes progress in fighting corruption, enormous challenges remain – new UN report
While enormous challenges remain, Afghanistan authorities have made headway in their fight against corruption, according to a United Nations report released today, which also finds that the country is making progress in other areas, such as restoring institutional control over the delivery of public services.Read Full Article ...
 
Strengthening the UN Response to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
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Wednesday, 05 April 2017
Strengthening the UN Response to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
Following his analysis of the report of the High-Level External Independent Review Panel on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by International Peacekeeping Force...
 
Recent attacks show pirates off Somalia’s coast still a potent threat – UN agency
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Monday, 03 April 2017
Recent attacks show pirates off Somalia’s coast still a potent threat – UN agency
Noting that recent attacks on commercial ships off the coast of Somalia highlight the continued threat of piracy, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime ...
 
FEATURE: Cuba’s rich musical heritage rooted in African rhythm
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Friday, 24 March 2017
FEATURE: Cuba’s rich musical heritage rooted in African rhythm
For over 400 years, more than 15 million men, women and children were the victims of the tragic transatlantic slave trade – one of the darkest chapters in huma...
 
PHOTO FEATURE: The enduring legacy of the transatlantic slave trade
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Friday, 24 March 2017
PHOTO FEATURE: The enduring legacy of the transatlantic slave trade
The transatlantic slave trade was the largest forced migration in history and undeniably one of the most inhumane. According to the United Nations, over a 400-...
 
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