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New UN global innovation forum to 'creatively disrupt' status quo for women and girls in tech
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Wednesday, 13 September 2017
New UN global innovation forum to 'creatively disrupt' status quo for women and girls in tech
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) today launched the Global Innovation Coalition for Change with partners from the private sector, the academia and non-governmental organizations to encourage innovation and technology work better for young women and girls around the world.Read Full Article ...
 
UNICEF says 16 million children affected by massive flooding in South Asia
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Friday, 01 September 2017
UNICEF says 16 million children affected by massive flooding in South Asia
Weeks of torrential monsoon rains and catastrophic flooding in Nepal, India, and Bangladesh have devastated the lives of millions of children and families, wit...
 
Syria: UNICEF cites conflict's 'staggering' impact on children; calls for urgent protection
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Thursday, 24 August 2017
Syria: UNICEF cites conflict's 'staggering' impact on children; calls for urgent protection
Six and a half years of war in Syria has inflicted untold suffering on the country's children, a senior United Nations official said today, urging parties t...
 
UNICEF warns use of children as 'human bombs' is on the rise in north-east Nigeria
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Monday, 21 August 2017
UNICEF warns use of children as 'human bombs' is on the rise in north-east Nigeria
The United Nations children agency today expressed extreme concern at the appalling increase in the cruel and calculated use of children, especially girls, as ...
 
Pregnant, breastfeeding women among most at risk in Yemen's cholera outbreak
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Wednesday, 16 August 2017
Pregnant, breastfeeding women among most at risk in Yemen's cholera outbreak
In the midst of the cholera outbreak in Yemen, where an average 5,000 people fall sick every day, the United Nations population agency is warning about the dan...
 
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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.