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Global economy growing at modest pace

Remittances in Somalia

The world economy continues to grow at a modest pace, with a gradual improvement projected for the second half of 2015 and 2016, according to the United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects as of mid-2015 report, launched today.

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70 years of partnership between indigenous peoples and the UN

As the United Nations is celebrating its 70th anniversary, the world reflects upon the seven decades of development that have changed the livelihoods of communities across the globe. For the world’s indigenous populations, the United Nations has proved to be a powerful platform for dialogue and securing their rights.

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On international Day Of Families, UN Chief stressed need for laws protecting women and children

Elections in Timor-Leste

It is time to change social norms that support male control over women and reinforce discrimination against vulnerable family members, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today on International Day of Families.

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Senior UN official on prospects of new international agreement on forest

Forum of Forests

A new international agreement on forests should aim at advancing implementation of sustainable forest management and bring about a reversal of deforestation, the President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) said this morning.

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Generation at risk – UN Forum urges action to halt indigenous youth suicide

For centuries, indigenous peoples around the world have been forced to wage an existential struggle to protect their ways of life and the very fabric of their societies. Now, indigenous youth face additional risk as a wave of suicide and self-harm is ravaging communities in every region of the world, particularly in the Arctic, the Americas and the Pacific, says the United Nations. Read more

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