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Haiti: UN’s new approach on cholera puts people at heart of the response

Haiti: UN’s new approach on cholera puts people at heart of the response

30 November 2016
30 November 2016 – The response to cholera in Haiti will be a “long and thorough battle,” but the United Nations will stand by the Haitian people and authorities, Stéphane Dujarric, the Spokesman for the Secretary-General, on the eve of the launch of the Organization's new approach to tackling the…
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As 2016 draws to a close, UN rights chief outlines enormity challenges to human rights

As 2016 draws to a close, UN rights chief outlines enormity challenges to human rights

30 November 2016 – Highlighting the challenges to human rights around the world, the United Nations human rights chief called on the international community to act collectively for the common good and to do “everything possible” to prevent the situation from deteriorating “The pursuit of narrow interests and agendas at the expense of all other States will do tremendous damage, both to States’ interests, and…
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Colombia: UN-led mechanism investigating alleged ceasefire violation

Colombia: UN-led mechanism investigating alleged ceasefire violation

17 November 2016 – The tripartite Mechanism coordinated by the United Nations and comprising the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s…
General Assembly elects 14 members to UN Human Rights Council

General Assembly elects 14 members to UN Human Rights Council

28 October 2016 – The General Assembly today elected, by secret ballot, 14 States to serve on the Human Rights Council, the United Nations body…
The world’s future will be determined by the fate of its 10-year-old girls.

The world’s future will be determined by the fate of its 10-year-old girls.

Age 10 is the beginning of adolescence, when girls start to see life's possibilities expanding – or contracting. As these girls approach puberty, they may…
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