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Myanmar Military Leaders Must Face Genocide Charges – UN Report

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A United Nations mandated fact-finding mission to Myanmar calls for prosecution into suspected genocide and crimes against humanity. The report says findings should be referred to the International Criminal Court.

Ukraine: Cafe Run by Two Yulias

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Sloviansk is located in the Donetsk region in Eastern Ukraine, affected by the internal conflict which started in 2015. Two women named Yulia—one local and one internally displaced—decided to open a cafe togethe...

The Fight Against Child Labour

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According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), there are nearly 152 million child labourers worldwide in 2018. Although the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and other humanitarian actors provide aid in areas ...

2018 Nobel Peace Prize – Nadia Murad & Denis Mukwege

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The Nobel Peace Prize 2018 was awarded to Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war.

What is the Global Compact for migration?

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United Nations - The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) is the first-ever agreement on a common approach to international migration in all its dimensions. Want to know more about Migration an...

Nepal – Women take charge of family planning

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In rural Nepal, women have little say in family planning, and often give birth to upwards of 8 children. With the help of the United Nations agency for reproductive health and rights (UNFPA), one woman is taking charg...

Model and Disability Rights Activist Visits the UN

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YouTube influencer and model Jillian Mercado, a female disability rights advocate, visits the United Nations to talk about issues facing persons with disabilities, and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disa...

Bangladesh: Supporting Rohingya Refugees and Host Communities

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The situation for Rohingya refugees and host communities in Bangladesh has become increasingly dangerous with the onset of the cyclone season and monsoon rains, putting already vulnerable people at even greater risk. ...

Yemen Humanitarian Crisis

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Yemen is the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. More than 22 million people need help right now. The impact of the conflict is devastating. Hunger is everywhere. 17 million Yemenis – 60 per cent of the population...

CHINA: ARTISTS WITH DISABILITIES INSPIRE

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This inspiring dance troupe from China is moving audiences worldwide. Their impressive performances convey a message of inclusion and empowerment for individuals with disabilities - and all people seeking hope. 21st ...

Young Women in South Africa – At Greater Risk of HIV/AIDS

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Young women in South Africa are becoming infected with HIV at more than twice the rate of young men. We meet the young activist who is determined to use her own experience of living with HIV to change that trend. A R...

States prepare global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration

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United Nations - With more people on the move than ever before in history, representatives of countries from around the world are preparing a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration.