Seven years of war in Syria has left ‘colossal human tragedy’ in its wake – UN refugee chief

After seven years of brutal conflict in Syria, there are no clear winners, “but the losers are plain to see,” the United Nations refugee agency chief said Friday, describing the “colossal human tragedy” that has cost hundreds of thousands of lives, driven 6.1 million people from their homes and forced 5.6 million others to seek safety in neighbouring countries.

Seven years of war in Syria has left ‘colossal human tragedy’ in its wake – UN refugee chief
March 09, 2018 at 08:01AM : International People Search
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DR Congo: UN warns of spike in displaced population amid funding shortfall

The United Nations migration agency is hoping that the upcoming donor pledging conference for the humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will generate more financial support to cope with a spike in the number of people displaced by violence.

DR Congo: UN warns of spike in displaced population amid funding shortfall
March 09, 2018 at 06:23AM : International People Search
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On International Women’s Day, UN celebrates the power of activism to bring change for ‘sisterhood of humanity’

The 2018 International Women’s Day was celebrated at the United Nations on Thursday with a number of powerful and dynamic events as well as grassroot and global activists joining voice with top UN officials in a call to transform the momentum generated by movements against discrimination and harassment of women into action for lasting change.

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March 08, 2018 at 01:50PM
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UN seeks $80 million to support refugees in Ethiopia

Two United Nations humanitarian agencies are jointly seeking $80 million to provide food assistance to refugees in Ethiopia, which hosts the second largest number of those in Africa.

UN seeks $80 million to support refugees in Ethiopia
March 08, 2018 at 06:00AM : International People Search
March 08, 2018 at 06:00AM

International Women’s Day: The ‘time is now’ to transform global push for women’s rights into action – UN

This year, International Women’s Day comes at a pivotal moment, and with a wave women’s activism – from the #MeToo movement to #TimesUp and beyond – exposing the deep-seated oppression and discrimination, the United Nations is urging the world to stand with rural and urban women activists to topple the remaining barriers to gender equality and empowerment.

International Women’s Day: The ‘time is now’ to transform global push for women’s rights into action – UN
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Women’s prospects at work still ‘a long way’ from being equal to men’s – UN report

Despite notable progress on closing gender gaps over the past 20 years, women have less access to jobs, are more likely to take low-quality employment, and face barriers to management positions, a United Nations labor report has found.

Women’s prospects at work still ‘a long way’ from being equal to men’s – UN report
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Stoking fear among followers is not clever politics but a recipe for self-destruction, warns UN rights chief

In a scathing address to the Human Rights Council, the top United Nations rights official on Wednesday warned political leaders who stoke fear and intolerance among their followers for the sake of their own ambitions are merely copying the behaviour of previous generations of once strong, but ultimately catastrophic, leaders and politicians.

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March 07, 2018 at 11:25AM
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Sea boundaries treaty by Australia and Timor-Leste ‘example to follow’ – UN chief

Australia and Timor-Leste on Tuesday signed a bilateral maritime boundaries treaty, which United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres hailed as a ground-breaking event that could inspire other countries to peacefully settle disputes through mediation.

Sea boundaries treaty by Australia and Timor-Leste ‘example to follow’ – UN chief
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‘It’s her turn,’ says UN agency, issuing global call to close critical gap in refugee girls’ education

By secondary-level education, refugee girls are only half as likely as their male peers to enrol in school – even though they make up half of the school-age refugee population, according to a new study released Wednesday by the United Nations refugee agency.

‘It’s her turn,’ says UN agency, issuing global call to close critical gap in refugee girls’ education
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Over half a billion ‘uncounted’ children live in countries unable to measure their development progress – UNICEF

Latest data on development progress for children reveals that more than half a billion live in countries where the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are “quickly falling out of reach,” the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Wednesday.

Over half a billion ‘uncounted’ children live in countries unable to measure their development progress – UNICEF
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