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UNAIDS Urges Everyone To Make Some Noise for Zero Discrimination

Everyone will have experienced discrimination of some kind during their lives; however, non-discrimination is a human right. Equally, states and individuals have a legal obligation not to discriminate. This March, on Zero Discrimination Day, UNAIDS is urging people to make some noise around zero discrimination, to speak up and prevent discrimination from standing in the […]

Migrating children and women, suffer ‘sexual violence, exploitation, abuse and detention’ – UN agency

A senior United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) official is calling the routes from sub-Saharan Africa into Libya and across the sea to Europe one of the “world’s deadliest and most dangerous for children and women,” as the agency reported that nearly half of the women and children interviewed after making the voyage were raped. “Refugee […]

Sustainable Development Goals critical for better future for all – deputy UN chief Amina Mohammed

Delivering her first address as the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed underlined that Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are essential for a safe and secure future that brings prosperity, opportunity and human rights for all. “Around the world, success in achieving the SDGs will ease global anxieties, provide a better life for women and men […]

Drought threatens 1.5 million Somalis; UN health agency scales up response

Less than half of the people in Somalia have access to basic health services, the United Nations health agency today said, announcing that it is scaling up its response in the country amid a severe drought and worsening food crisis. “Somalia is now at a critical point as a result of this drought and environmental […]