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Indonesia Commits to Eliminate all Forms of Child Labor by 2022

Washington, D.C. The Republic of Indonesia has committed to eliminate all forms of child labour by 2022 to fulfill global development goal pledges, according to the United Nations.  Photo: ILO/Asrian Mirza. The Asian country has made progress in tackling child labour, with the number of child workers falling from over four million in 2009, to 2.9 million in […]

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NYC Gala in Support of Tibetan Orphans Set for January

Few people in my life have impacted me as much as Dr. Kazuko Tatsumura. I first met her at a Christie’s benefit for Tibet House in 2009. What captured my attention was that she had been asked by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to build a school at an orphanage for Tibetan children in northeast India. As founder of a network of orphanages around the world, I was captivated.

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‘Philosophy is an Art of Living Together’ on World Philosophy Day

New York, N.Y. Marking World Philosophy Day, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is encouraging people of the world to share their philosophical heritages and “dare to open spaces for free, open and tolerant thinking.” Sculpture “The Thinker” by Auguste Rodin. World Philosophy Day takes place every November. Photo: Hans Andersen. The […]

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News in Brief 15 November 2016 (AM) – Geneva

New York, N.Y. The Central African Republic’s recovery is continuing slowly, but the country remains one of the most dangerous places on earth for children, UNICEF has announced. Latest data from the UN agency indicates that ongoing insecurity – including renewed violence in October – has left 850,000 people either displaced within the country or refugees beyond […]

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Protecting Earth from ‘Invisible Killer’ is Focus of U.N. Campaign

New York, N.Y.  The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) in partnership with the Coalition for Climate and Clean Air (CCAC) and the Government of Norway has launched a global awareness campaign on the dangers of air pollution – especially ‘invisible killers’ such as black carbon, ground-level ozone and methane – for the health of individuals […]

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Taking Steps to Reduce Violence Against Persons with Albinism

New York, N.Y. United Nations human rights expert Ikponwosa Ero called upon government representatives gathered in New York for the General Assembly to take swift action to end a growing problem of violence and severe discrimination against people with albinism. Independent Expert on Albinism Ikponwosa Ero. Photo: OHCHR/Christine Wambaa. Ms. Ero is the first Independent […]

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Vital Efforts to Protect Children for Wider Peace in Colombia

New York, N.Y. The senior United Nations child rights envoy today said she is heartened by the commitment of the Colombian Government and a the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC) to separate and reintegrate children associated with the armed group, despite the negative results of the recent referendum on the Colombian peace accord. […]

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U.N. Statistics Forum Addresses Efforts to Support Gender Equality

New York, N.Y. Today marks the start of the 6th Global Forum on Gender Statistics, a two day event in Helsinki, Finland, that will highlight ways to improve data on gender in order to support better policies for women and girls and Goal 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In South Sudan, girls carry […]

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U.N.: Hungary’s Laws on Helping Foreigners Blatantly Xenophobic

Improving Your Appearance and Loving Your Smile Just Got Easier

Peter Fonda Attacks Trump Family, Then Apologizes

New Shoe Designer Sets Trends, Turns Heads, Gives Back to Charity

Pope Supports U.S. Bishops’ Criticism of ‘Immoral’ Immigration Policy

UNICEF: Migrant Children at U.S. Border Have Right to Protection