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UN announces worldwide search for exceptional Young Leaders to drive implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

The Young Leaders programme places a spotlight on young people between the ages of 18-30 from around the world, and across many different issues, who are leading positive change towards a sustainable future The United Nations announced on Saturday that it was seeking applications for its second class of Young …

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Act now to realize women’s economic rights: UN Secretary-General

It is time to take “concrete measures” to realize gender equality and women’s rights in the economy, the UN Secretary-General said in New York on Tuesday. António Guterres was speaking at a roundtable discussion looking at actions and commitments needed to bring about women’s economic empowerment, held on the sidelines …

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Next phase of training to bolster military engineering capacity for peacekeeping to commence on 29 May 2017

The project – launched by the United Nations Department of Field Support with support from Japan, Switzerland and Kenya – is designed to train and equip African military engineers to be deployed to peacekeeping missions  All current and future African TCCs will eventually be eligible to benefit from the project …

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Nearly a quarter of the world’s children live in conflict or disaster-stricken countries: UNICEF

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to nearly three-quarters – 393 million – of the global number of children living in countries affected by emergencies, followed by the Middle East and North Africa where 12 per cent of these children reside An estimated 535 million children – nearly one in four – …

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South Africa opposes “Land Grab” Bill tabled before the Israeli parliament

The Bill has already been condemned by Israel’s Attorney-General, stating that it breaches local and international law The South African Goverment received with shock the news that on Wednesday, 07 December 2016, members of the Israeli Knesset (Parliament) for the Jewish Home Party tabled the Regulations Bill whose purpose is …

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