Teenage girls’ education, ‘an indispensable foundation’ for achieving development goals: Guterres

Promoting education for adolescent girls is an “indispensable foundation for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals”,  Secretary-General António Guterres declared at the launch event of the Drive for 5 education initiative at UN Headquarters on Tuesday, hosted by the Irish Mission to the United Nations.

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$683 million appeal to deliver reproductive health services, where they’re most needed

With more than half of all maternal deaths occuring in countries affected by humanitarian crises and fragility, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) is calling for greater international support to provide life-saving reproductive health and protection services in these locations. 

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Victim-centred laws ‘paramount’ to combat online sexual abuse against children

Comprehensive national strategies are urgently needed to prevent child sexual abuse online and other Internet issues for children, independent UN human rights experts said on Tuesday, Safer Internet Day.

Victim-centred laws ‘paramount’ to combat online sexual abuse against children
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With science ‘held back by a gender gap’, Guterres calls for more empowerment for women and girls

Fewer than 30 per cent of the world’s scientific researchers are women: that’s just one of the statistics showing how many challenges remain for women and girls in the scientific field, as the world marks the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, on Tuesday.

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With science ‘held back by a gender gap’, Guterres calls for more empowerment for women and girls

Fewer than 30 per cent of the world’s scientific researchers are women: that’s just one of the statistics showing how many challenges remain for women and girls in the scientific field, as the world marks the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, on Tuesday.

With science ‘held back by a gender gap’, Guterres calls for more empowerment for women and girls
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Radioactive material ‘a magnet for groups with malicious intent’, warns UN nuclear watchdog chief

Government ministers and other high-level representatives from more than 140 countries, on Monday adopted a new declaration to enhance global nuclear security and counter the threat of nuclear terrorism.

Radioactive material ‘a magnet for groups with malicious intent’, warns UN nuclear watchdog chief
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World Urban Forum: cities must be ‘at the heart’ of sustainable development 

The official opening of the 10th Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF) took place in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, with UN chief António Guterres telling delegates that cities and towns were crucial to deliver sustainable development across the globe during the next decade. 

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AU Summit: Guterres calls for ‘collective, comprehensive, coordinated’ response to challenges facing Africa

The challenges facing African nations are “complex, multi-faceted and far-reaching” but a “collective, comprehensive and coordinated” response by the global community will build on the momentum that already exists to help the continent thrive, the UN chief told the African Union Summit on Sunday. 

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28 militiamen sentenced in Central African Republic for murder of civilians, UN peacekeepers

The sentencing of 28 militia members on Friday in the Central African Republic (CAR) for an array of violent crimes, including the murder of civilians as well as 10 UN peacekeepers, has been hailed as a major step forward in the fight against impunity there. 

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Central African Republic: One year after peace deal, a ‘long, steep’ road ahead to ensure child rights protections

A year since the signing of a peace deal between the Government of the Central African Republic (CAR) and 14 armed groups, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported on Thursday that millions of children across the country remain threatened by violence and a lack of access to food, health care and other basic needs. 

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