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One in three UN employees have been sexually harassed — survey
One in three UN employees have been sexually harassed — survey
A third of United Nations employees have reported experiencing sexual harassment at the world body over the last two years, according to the...
Our last gasp before we burn
Our last gasp before we burn
The Fall. That’s how we talk about it these days; the first catastrophe. From the way our storytellers weave it, it didn’t seem like the...
Seven charts that show the world is actually becoming a better place
Seven charts that show the world is actually becoming a better place
Swedish academic Hans Rosling identified a worrying trend: not only do many people across...
Somalia orders top UN envoy to leave
Somalia orders top UN envoy to leave
Somalia's government has ordered the UN top envoy to the troubled country to leave, accusing him of "deliberately interfering with the country's...
UN hopes Congolese can 'freely' vote after delay
UN hopes Congolese can 'freely' vote after delay
The United Nations Security Council on Saturday said it hoped a week-long delay in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's election will allow...
Money issues bedevil climate talks
Money issues bedevil climate talks
Money is a major sticking point in international talks about addressing climate change. But South Africa’s head of delegation, Minister of...
Ma Africa leads the way
Ma Africa leads the way
At a recent festival in South Africa attended by young leaders from Africa committed to the United Nations’ sustainable development goals, I...
Sadly, vegans can’t save Earth
Sadly, vegans can’t save Earth
Christiana Figueres, the former United Nations official responsible for the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, has a startling vision for restaurants of...
Climate talks must be rescued from failure, warns UN chief
Climate talks must be rescued from failure, warns UN chief
"Key political issues" deadlocking UN climate talks "remain unresolved", UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres warned on Wednesday after an...
UN conference adopts migration pact despite withdrawals
UN conference adopts migration pact despite withdrawals
A United Nations conference adopted a migration pact in front of leaders and representatives from over 160 countries in Morocco on Monday, despite...
2018, the year of women’s rights?
2018, the year of women’s rights?
Although achieving equality for women across the world has been a major focus of human rights movements in 2018, women continue to bear the brunt of...
What does the Universal Declaration of Human Rights mean in today’s fractured world?
What does the Universal Declaration of Human Rights mean in today’s fractured world?
“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” These simple but powerful words are the first line of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the United Nations at an extraordinary meeting in Paris 70 years ago this week....

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