Female Genital Mutilation costs $1.4 billion annually: UN health agency

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) poses serious risks to the health and well-being of women and girls, but it also exacts a crippling economic toll, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). 

  

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2020: the year for action, to ‘rise up’ and safeguard ocean life 

With the ocean in deep crisis, members of civil society and philanthropic organisations are urging governments and corporations to take bold action to safeguard the ocean.  After a two-day preparatory meeting in New York ahead of June’s UN Ocean Conference in Portugal, activists handed over what they termed “A Blue Call to Action” to the UN Secretary-General António Guterres, on Wednesday.  

2020: the year for action, to ‘rise up’ and safeguard ocean life 
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Refugee resettlement: ‘Tremendous gap’ persists between needs, and spaces on offer

Although around 1.4 million refugees are estimated to be in urgent need of resettlement worldwide, only 63,696 were resettled through the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) last year – that’s only 4.5 per cent  –  due to a continuing shortage of offers of sanctuary from governments across the world.   

Refugee resettlement: ‘Tremendous gap’ persists between needs, and spaces on offer
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Ocean Conference has potential to be a ‘global game-changer’

The second global Ocean Conference taking place in Portugal in a few months’ time promises to be “a critical moment” for the health of life under water and on land, the President of the UN General Assembly said on Tuesday, as preparations got underway.

Ocean Conference has potential to be a ‘global game-changer’
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FROM THE FIELD: ‘A piece of me’ was taken – women talk about genital mutilation

“My flesh has been taken away, but I can never give away my heart”; those are the powerful words of resolve from Abida Dawud, one of three women survivors of female genital mutilation, or FGM, from Ethiopia, who have been speaking to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) about their experiences.

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FROM THE FIELD: ‘A piece of me’ was taken – women talk about genital mutilation

“My flesh has been taken away, but I can never give away my heart”; those are the powerful words of resolve from Abida Dawud, one of three women survivors of female genital mutilation, or FGM, from Ethiopia, who have been speaking to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) about their experiences.

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February 03, 2020 at 10:05PM
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‘Spectre of poverty’ hangs over tribes and indigenous groups: UN Labour agency

Indigenous and tribal communities are around three times more likely to face extreme poverty than others with women “consistently at the bottom of all social and economic indicators”, UN labour experts said on Monday.

‘Spectre of poverty’ hangs over tribes and indigenous groups: UN Labour agency
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Mexico: UNICEF calls for implementation of protocol to protect migrant children

Authorities in Mexico are being reminded by the UN children’s agency, UNICEF, of the need to protect the rights of migrant children who enter the country.

Mexico: UNICEF calls for implementation of protocol to protect migrant children
February 01, 2020 at 03:24PM : International People Search
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