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UNICEF stresses Afghan girls must not be excluded from school The UN Childrens Fund (UNICEF) on Friday welcomed the news that secondary schools are due to reopen in Afghanistan on Saturday, after months of closure due to COVID-19, but stressed that girls must not be kept from the classroom.
UN News Centre | Sep 17, 2021 9:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Afghanistan:Security Council resolutioncallsforequal and meaningful participation of women The Security Councilunanimouslyadopted aresolutionrenewing the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)on Friday, specifying the importance of equal and meaningful participation of women in public life.
UN News Centre | Sep 17, 2021 8:39 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Paris climate deal could go up in smoke without action: Guterres Unless wealthy nations commit to tackling emissions now, the world is on a catastrophic pathway to 2.7-degrees of heating by the end of the century, UN Secretary General Antnio Guterres warned on Friday.
UN News Centre | Sep 17, 2021 6:07 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Counting on youth, for an equitable and sustainable world for all At a virtual event on Friday commemorating the International Day of Peace, the UN chief saluted the voices, vision and commitment of young people in shaping a more peaceful world.
UN News Centre | Sep 17, 2021 5:55 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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WHOasks for commitments onmaternal and newbornhealth Every day, approximately 800 women and 6,700 babies lose their lives around the time of childbirth. In addition, nearly 5,400 babies are stillborn daily, with 40% of these deaths occurring in relation tolabourand childbirth.
UN News Centre | Sep 17, 2021 5:35 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Lebanon crisis needs international assistance urgently: WHO chief Lebanonsenduringeconomic crisisrisks reversingdecades of gains in peoples wellbeing,thehead of the UN World Health Organization (WHO) saidon Friday.
UN News Centre | Sep 17, 2021 3:19 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Refugees facedire consequences from COVID-19 underfunding, UNHCR warns Underfunding has left a yawning gap in the UN Refugee Agencys ability to protect forcibly displaced people worldwide from the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, the UNHCR said on Friday.
UN News Centre | Sep 17, 2021 2:43 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Wisconsin House speaker acting as "shadow governor" Read full story for latest details.
Yahoo! News | Sep 16, 2021 11:12 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Bachelet calls for major re-think over impact of sanctions on human rights Unilateral and coercive sanctions imposed by governments can create severe and undue suffering for innocent people who bear no responsibility for alleged misconduct, the UN rights chief warned the Human Rights Council on Thursday.
UN News Centre | Sep 16, 2021 8:54 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Venezuela's justice system aiding repression: Human rights probe The independence of Venezuelas justice system has been deeply eroded, to such an extent that it plays a significant role in the States repression of government opponents, UN-appointed independent rights experts said on Thursday.
UN News Centre | Sep 16, 2021 6:12 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend