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  • Economic and Social Council wraps 2015 integration segment…
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‘Roots of conflict’ must be addressed to defeat Boko Haram, says top UN rights official



Expansive economic, social and political opportunities are key to reducing Nigeria’s smouldering ethnic and sectarian tensions and countering the growing threat posed by Boko Haram, the top United Nations human rights official declared today.


‘Children urgently need our protection,’ warns UN child rights envoy as casualties mount in Yemen

Alarmed by the rising number of child casualties in Yemen, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui today urged all parties involved in military operations “avoid creating new risks” for crisis-torn country’s children and to adhere to international law.



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