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U.N. Members Visits Rohingya Refugee Camp in Bangladesh

New York, N.Y. Refugees living in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, seen during a visit by the Security Council delegation to the Kutupalong Refugee camp. The camp is currently the world’s largest refugee settlement and hosts around 600,000 refugees. Tweet

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Let’s Talk About Menstrual Hygiene: “No More Limits”

New York, N.Y. On any given day more than 800 million women and girls are menstruating, yet menstrual health and hygiene is a neglected health and development issue. Stigma, taboos, and ignorance around periods harm women and girls every day. In many parts of the world, women and girls are considered dirty or impure during […]

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Trump Administration Wants to Save Money at U.N. – But at What Cost?  

New York, N.Y. At the Security Council yesterday, Nikki Haley announced that the United States would pay no more than 25% of the cost of UN Peacekeeping. Currently, the United States is assessed 28.4% of the cost of U.N. Peacekeeping. This is a rate that is negotiated every three years between U.N. member states, and […]

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At the U.N., Peacekeeping Remains Dangerous Mission

New York, N.Y. Seventy years after the first operation was deployed, there are 14 missions around the world. Peacekeeping remains a dangerous occupation. U.N. Photo/Harandane Dicko. Over 3,700 peacekeepers have died in the line of service since 1948. Attacks on the U.N. by terrorists have made Mali amongst the most perilous countries in which to […]

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Russia Liable for Downing Malaysian Airliner; Putin Condemed

New York, N.Y. Following the conclusion of an investigation that holds Russia responsible for the downing of a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane in 2014, the United Nations chief said on Friday that he “has taken note with concern of the latest report.” “This is completely unacceptable and we condone Russia in the strongest terms possible,” states […]

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U.N. Chief Protests as Gaza Violence Leaves Dozens Dead

Jerusalem, Palestine. Following reports that dozens of Palestinians have been killed, demonstrating along the border of the Gaza Strip on Monday, United Nations  Secretary-General António Guterres urged both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to show restraint. A view of Jabalia refugee camp. Jabalia is the largest of the Gaza Strip’s eight refugee camps. It is located […]

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May 16: International Day of Living Together in Peace

New York, N.Y. Following the devastation of the Second World War, the United Nations was established to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war. One of its purposes is to achieve international cooperation in solving international problems, including by promoting and encouraging respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as […]

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International Day of Families Set for May 15

New York, N.Y. Although families all over the world have transformed greatly over the past decades in terms of their structure and as a result of global trends and demographic changes, the United Nations still recognizes the family as the basic unit of society. A family in rural Mongolia in front of their ger. The […]

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