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'We cannot give up the fight' to end child recruitment, says UNICEF chief
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Monday, 20 February 2017
'We cannot give up the fight' to end child recruitment, says UNICEF chief
Even though over the past 10 years, more than 65,000 children have been released from armed forces and armed groups, tens of thousands of boys and girls under the age of 18 continue to be used in conflicts around the world, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said today.Read Full Article ...
 
INTERVIEW: Governments should think twice before putting children in detention – UN expert Manfred N
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Thursday, 16 February 2017
INTERVIEW: Governments should think twice before putting children in detention – UN expert Manfred N
Despite progress in the realization of children’s rights, as set out in the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which entered into force on 2 September 1990...
 
One million Ukrainian children now need aid as number doubles over past year – UNICEF
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Thursday, 16 February 2017
One million Ukrainian children now need aid as number doubles over past year – UNICEF
As the volatile conflict in eastern Ukraine enters its fourth year, one million children are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance – nearly double the...
 
PODCAST: The power of bearing witness – how rape became an ‘act of genocide’
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Wednesday, 15 February 2017
PODCAST:  The power of bearing witness – how rape became an ‘act of genocide’
Shame and stigma prevent many rape survivors in conflict zones from reporting the horrific abuses they endure at the hands of war but the criminals whose sole ...
 
Nine countries join UN-supported network to halve maternal, newborn deaths in clinics
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Monday, 13 February 2017
Nine countries join UN-supported network to halve maternal, newborn deaths in clinics
A health network is being created, with support of United Nations agencies, in nine countries – Bangladesh, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Mala...
 
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  • Dura aterragem na Venezuela
    A Venezuela está à beira do precipício. A ação concertada ainda pode evitar a sua queda. Mas quanto mais se atrase, mais venezuelanos morrerão por falta de medicamentos, pela má nutrição ou pela violência.
  • South China Sea Ruling Sweeps Away Diplomatic Ambiguities
    Tuesday?s ruling by the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea has bought a little clarity to the problems in the South China Sea, but it has not made solving the underlying problems significantly...
  • China Hardens Position on South China Sea
    China has taken a leap towards clarifying its claims in the South China Sea, but in a direction that could intensify frictions.
  • Erdo?an?s Pyrrhic victory
    Paradoxes have always abounded in the relationship between the Turkish military and the country?s politicians. Turkey?s armed forces ? or factions within them ? have justified their repeated interventions in politics with claims that they...
  • Venezuela?s hard landing
    Venezuela is on the edge of the precipice. Concerted action may yet pull it back. But the longer it is delayed, the more Venezuelans will die from lack of medicines, malnutrition or violence.