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Photo of the Day – Oct. 12, 2016

Ikenobo Presents Flower Offering Ceremony for Peace at UNHQ llllllll United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) together with United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) destroyed unexploded grenade that was found on the ground in the middle of the PK5 roundabout in Bangui, Central African Republic. Ikenobo Presenta Entrega de […]

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Photo of the Day – Oct. 11, 2016

Members of North Kivu Intercultural Ballet Troupe at Human Rights Day Observance hhhh The United Nations Joint Human Rights Office (UNJHRO) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) organized an event in Goma, North Kivu, to celebrate Human Rights Day (10 December). The event featured performances by the North Kivu Intercultural Ballet Troupe. Young members […]

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Photo of the Day – Sept. 26, 2016

UNICEF Supports Makeshift School at UNMISS Protection Site The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has collaborated with displaced teachers to establish several temporary classrooms for displaced youth at the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Tomping Protection of Civilians (POC) in Juba. The initiative is providing basic education for approximately 900 children and adolescents. ñññ […]

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South Sudan ceasefire, U.N. Urges Safe Passage For Fleeing Civilians

New York, N.Y. The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has reported that the ceasefire in the crisis-gripped country appears to be “largely holding, barring sporadic gunfire,” while the UN refugee agency has urged countries to keep their borders open for people fleeing tensions in Juba, where the human rights wing has warned the situation is […]

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U.N. Agency Urges High Vigilance After H5N1 Outbreaks in Africa

New York, N.Y. The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) altered Western and Central African governments to be vigilant, and to continue their raised surveillance and prevention efforts after H5N1 avian influenza outbreaks were recently confirmed in chicken farms in Cameroon.    For the first time since 2006, the H5N1 bird flu virus has […]

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Peacekeeping Mission in Liberia Hand Security to National Forces

New York, N.Y. Liberian security forces today took full control of their security for the first time since the civil war ended 13 years ago, marking a historic milestone for the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Liberia and a major benchmark in the country’s peace process. UN peacekeepers in Liberia. Photo: UNMIL/Staton Winter Secretary-General Ban […]

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Kenya Bans Music Video Saying It Promotes Gay Rights

Nairobi, Kenya. Kenyan state regulators have banned a locally produced song and accompanying music video that call for equal treatment of LGBT individuals, something regulators say violates Kenya’s anti-homosexuality law. The song is a remix of the American single “Same Love,” released in 2012 by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis at the height of the same-sex […]

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Angelique Kidjo, Peter Buffett Release Song to Support African Girls

New York, N.Y.  I have been trying to interview Emmy Award-winning composer/philanthropist Peter Buffett for two years.  I wrote about Grammy Award-winning UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angelique Kidjo following the U.N. Day Concert back in October of last year (here).  Both musicians have been on my radar because I cover Thought Leaders and Global Citizens – and they represent everything […]

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