After decade of progress, rural areas of Latin America, Caribbean slide back into poverty – UN report

For the first time in a decade, poverty in rural Latin America and the Caribbean has   increased by two million people, said a new United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report, which called the worrying trend a “historical reversal.”

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Cameroon violence condemned by UN human rights office in appeal for dialogue to address grievances

Continuing insecurity in Cameroon has been condemned by the United Nations Human Rights Office (OHCHR) amid reports of killings by armed groups and State forces that has prompted mass internal displacement.

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FROM THE FIELD: Children in Lake Chad Basin attend school with help from UN-backed fund

Some 3.5 million children living in the Lake Chad Basin in Africa’s Sahel region do not have access to education according to the UN-backed Education Cannot Wait fund.

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Europe and Eurasia: Joint Statement on U.S.-Italy Strategic Dialogue

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November 20, 2018


The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and Italy on the occasion of the U.S.-Italy Strategic Dialogue.

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The United States and Italy strengthened their ongoing commitment to the bilateral relationship during the inaugural meeting of the U.S.-Italy Strategic Dialogue, November 19-20, 2018. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte launched the dialogue at the White House on July 30 to focus on improving security and stabilization efforts in the Mediterranean region. U.S. Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale and U.S. Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Defense Policy David Trachtenberg and Italian Director General for Political and Security Affairs Sebastiano Cardi and Italian Head of the Political-Military Office in the Cabinet of the Minister of Defense Rear Admiral Gianfranco Annunziata co-chaired the two-day session attended by interagency representation from both the United States and Italy. The Strategic Dialogue opened with a celebration of the cultural ties between the United States and Italy at a reception at the Phillips Collection on November 19. Officials met for a plenary session, working group meetings, and a working lunch hosted by Italian Ambassador to the United States Armando Varricchio on November 20.

The United States and Italy discussed four specific areas of partnership: reinforcing the goal for a stable, unified Libya, and rallying international support for the UN mediation in Libya in the wake of the Palermo Conference; effectively countering terrorist threats to Europe and the United States in coordination with our Allies and coalition partners; improving Europe’s energy security and diversification; and developing and investing in joint and multilateral efforts to improve security and defense cooperation in the Mediterranean region.

At the close of this Strategic Dialogue, the United States and Italy reaffirmed their ongoing pledge to deepening the U.S.-Italian partnership.

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UN migration agency builds temporary safe havens to shelter Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

The United Nations migration agency said on Tuesday that it has upgraded structures in Bangladesh’s Rohingya refugee camps as temporary accommodations for emergency situations.

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World Children’s Day: Millie Bobby Brown to #GoBlue as new UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

On this World Children’s Day, when kids across the globe unite for their rights, Emmy-Nominated actress Millie Bobby Brown has been named the newest United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador.

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Refugee and migrant children losing over 1.8 million school days, every day – UN report

Migrant and refugee children to face incredible hardships attending schools and accessing education, a new United Nations report released on Tuesday has revealed, highlighting also structural weaknesses in national systems that can sometimes exclude children on the move.

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UN Alliance of Civilizations is fundamental to ‘world we need to build’ – Guterres

The role of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations has never been more relevant to the 2030 Agenda objective of “building more peaceful, just and resilient societies,” Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday, the opening day of the eighth annual Global Forum.

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Ending inequality means ending ‘global pandemic’ of violence against women – UN chief

Until women and girls can live free of fear, violence and insecurity, the world cannot pride itself on being fair and equal, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday, commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, marked annually on 25 November.

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UN health agency launches action plan as global malaria cases rise

Targets to reduce global rates of infections and deaths from malaria are not being met, says the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 2018 World malaria report, released on Monday.

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