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New York, Oct 31 (JEN) The United Nations human rights expert on migrants on Thursday urged British authorities to reconsider a decision not to support search and rescue operations in the Mediterranea...

At UN-backed forum, countries pledge to develop, implement youth policies

New York, Oct 31 (JEN)The United Nations-backed Global Forum on Youth Policies, which brought together over 700 participants from over 165 countries, concluded in Azerbaijan on Thursday with the launc...

South Sudan: Ban condemns renewed violence between opposing factions

New York, Oct 31 (JEN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged an immediate end of all hostilities in South Sudan amid a renewed outbreak of violence in two towns in the country’s North, the United...

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Rwanda accelerates move to cashless economy by joining UN-backed alliance
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New York, Oct 31 (JEN) The Government of Rwanda moved on Thursday to accelerate plans to transform into a cashless economy by joining a United Nations-backed initiative that supports countries’ tran...

UN rights expert urges reversal of UK decision to halt Mediterranean migrant rescues
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New York, Oct 31 (JEN) The United Nations human rights expert on migrants on Thursday urged British authorities to reconsider a decision not to support search and rescue operations in the Mediterranea...

Mediterranean, North Atlantic prepares for UN-backed tsunami warning system test
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New York, Oct 24 (JEN) Some 20 nations with coastlines on the North Atlantic, and Mediterranean and Black Seas are set to participate in a United Nations-supervised tsunami warning exercise to improve...

In Kenya, UN chief kicks off global media campaign to end female genital mutilation
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New York, Oct 31 (JEN) The practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) must come to a quick end and the global media can play a critical role in making that happen, Secretary-GeneralBan Ki-moon affir...

South Sudan: Ban condemns renewed violence between opposing factions
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New York, Oct 31 (JEN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged an immediate end of all hostilities in South Sudan amid a renewed outbreak of violence in two towns in the country’s North, the United...

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