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First Person: The struggle to protect human rights in East Africa during the pandemic Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in East Africa, the UN Human Rights regional office, based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has been contributing to the COVID-19 response of UN country teams in the region, by ensuring that human rights protection fo
UN News Centre | May 26, 2020 06:05 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Making education safe for children with albinism in Malawi In Malawi, where children with albinism face attacks, and even ritual killings, going to school can expose them to life-threatening dangers. The UN is helping to make schools safer for these vulnerable students.
UN News Centre | May 26, 2020 04:05 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Oklahoma woman missing since April following Facebook post that indicated she believed she had coronavirus Talina Galloway, 53, of Wagoner, Oklahoma, was last heard from by her boss on March 27, 2020. Her last Facebook post was dated April 7. In the post, the posted stated she believed she had coronavirus but did not want to go to the hospital. Her purse and w
Yahoo! News | May 25, 2020 9:38 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Women peacekeepers from Brazil and India share UN military gender award For the first time, the UN Military Gender Advocate award has been awarded to two UN peacekeepers: Commander Carla Monteiro de Castro Araujo, a Brazilian Naval officer, and Major Suman Gawani, of the Indian Army.
UN News Centre | May 25, 2020 7:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Suriname's president seeks re-election after murder conviction Surinamese President Desi Bouterse, a former military ruler who has dominated the country's politics in recent decades, was seeking a third term in an election on Monday, about six months after a local court found him guilty of murder in absentia. Bouters
Yahoo! News | May 25, 2020 5:44 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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First person: I am nothing without my culture A master practitioner of the Hawaiian hula dance has told UN News that he is nothing without my culture.
UN News Centre | May 25, 2020 07:05 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Mozambique school children face catastrophic fall-out from COVID-19: a UN Resident Coordinator blog School children in Mozambique are facing what a senior United Nations and World Bank official in the southern African country are calling catastrophic outcomes from the COVID-19 pandemic. By the UN Resident Coordinator in Mozambique, Myrta Kaulard, and Ma
UN News Centre | May 25, 2020 04:05 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Heed ceasefire call, UN chief urges, marking Africa Day African countries have demonstrated commendable leadership battling the COVID-19 pandemic, but more nations across the continent where conflict prevails, should heed the UN call for a global ceasefire to push back the deadly virus, said the Secretary-Gene
UN News Centre | May 25, 2020 12:05 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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5 reasons Costa Rica is winning plaudits for fighting COVID-19: a Resident Coordinators blog Costa Rica is winning plaudits for its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Alice Shackleford, UN Resident Coordinator in Costa Rica, and WHO Representative Mara Dolores Prez-Rosales, explain why the small Central American country is managing to keep the nu
UN News Centre | May 24, 2020 6:30 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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UN welcomes three-day ceasefire announcement by Afghan government and Taliban during Eid al-Fitr The UN Secretary-Generalhas welcomedthe announcement by the Afghan Government and the Taliban of a ceasefire to mark the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting for Muslims around the world.
UN News Centre | May 24, 2020 12:29 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend