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'Child soldiers are boys and girls we collectively failed to protect' – UN envoy

12 February 2016 – An upsurge in global conflicts and brutal war tactics continues to make children extremely vulnerable to recruitment and use by armed groups, the United Nations warned today, appealing to the international community to take greater responsibility for the boys and girls used as child soldiers or risk failing to protect them.


UN must get ‘priorities right’ in 2016, Ban tells Member States, calling for ‘more and better work’

14 January 2016 – Sharing his thoughts on the direction of the United Nations’ work in 2016, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said the global community begins the year needing to get its “priorities right,” while underlining that more and better work needs to be done.


Five polio-free years in South-East Asia Region, announces UN health agency

12 January 2016 – The United Nations health agency today announced that the South-East Asia Region has completed five years without any case of wild poliovirus, a highly infectious disease that invades the nervous system and for which there is still no cure.