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Despite drop in under-five mortality rate, 7,000 newborns die every day – UN report
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Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Despite drop in under-five mortality rate, 7,000 newborns die every day – UN report
More must be done to stop babies from dying the day they are born, United Nations agencies said in a new report issued Thursday, which argued that life-saving know-how and technologies must be made readily available – particularly in Southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa – where they are most needed.Read Full Article ...
 
#MeToo movement stems from impunity and culture of silence, senior UN official writes
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Wednesday, 18 October 2017
#MeToo movement stems from impunity and culture of silence, senior UN official writes
Casual indifference to sexual harassment is unacceptable, the head of the United Nations entity mandated to promote gender equality today said, urging women an...
 
UNICEF and partner agencies in South Sudan help reunite 5,000 children with families
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Tuesday, 17 October 2017
UNICEF and partner agencies in South Sudan help reunite 5,000 children with families
Since conflict broke out in South Sudan in 2013, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Save the Children and other partners have successfully reunited m...
 
UN report outlines path towards closing gender gap, realizing reproductive health rights
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Monday, 16 October 2017
UN report outlines path towards closing gender gap, realizing reproductive health rights
Vast inequalities threaten economies, communities and nations, trapping people in a cycle of poverty and marginalization, the United Nations said on Tuesday in...
 
'EmPOWER' girls before, during and after crises, UN says on International Day of the Girl Child
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Tuesday, 10 October 2017
'EmPOWER' girls before, during and after crises, UN says on International Day of the Girl Child
The world's 1.1 billion girls are a source of power, energy, and creativity – and the millions of girls in emergencies are no exception, the United Nat...
 
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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.
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    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.