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Insight: Rebuilding Timor-Leste

Insight: Rebuilding Timor-Leste

Significant challenges remain after independence from Indonesia's brutal occupation but there are efforts to diversify the economy and young people are trying to put their traumatic past behind them.

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Toilet marketing campaigns in developing countries erode people’s dignity – this is not acceptable

Toilet marketing campaigns in developing countries erode people’s dignity – this is not acceptable

One of the UN’s SDGs is for everyone to have safe sanitation by 2030, which is expected to improve physical and psychosocial well-being worldwide. But how do we achieve this?

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Turning plastic pollution into income creation

Turning plastic pollution into income creation

It was a sad encounter with a dying turtle in 1992 that was the inspiration for an innovative way to reduce plastic pollution and create income for small communities.

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Can blockchain ensure Unilever's tea farmers produce a fairer brew?

Can blockchain ensure Unilever's tea farmers produce a fairer brew?

Imagine being able to trace the exact origins of your cup of tea: where and how it was made, whether organic soil was used and if the workers were treated fairly.

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Fiji urged to end the silence and crackdown on child prostitution

Fiji urged to end the silence and crackdown on child prostitution

Child prostitution and trafficking is rife in the Pacific but it is often hard for youngsters to report abuse as it is culturally taboo to speak negatively against elders, says Iris Low-McKenzie.

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Interview with Francesco Rocca: No one can prepare for nuclear war

Interview with Francesco Rocca: No one can prepare for nuclear war

The incoming president of the IFRC sat down with Al Jazeera to discuss a humanitarian response to nuclear weaponry, the migrant crisis and 'the war on drugs' in the Philippines.

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Police have killed dozens of children in Philippines war on drugs, Amnesty says

Police have killed dozens of children in Philippines war on drugs, Amnesty says

Police have killed dozens of children in the last 18 months, Amnesty International said. The rights group urged the ICC to open an investigation into crimes against humanity in the violent crackdown.

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Pacific island fish migrating to cooler seas

Pacific island fish migrating to cooler seas

Left unchecked, climate change will see Pacific Island countries and territories lose 50-80 per cent of marine species by the end of the 21st century, a new study finds.

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Vast Yukon wilderness protected in ruling for native tribes

Vast Yukon wilderness protected in ruling for native tribes

A Canadian Supreme Court decision spares the Peel Watershed, a large expanse of richly diverse land in Yukon Territory, from development and mining.

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West and Central Africa lagging far behind world in HIV response, warns UNICEF

West and Central Africa lagging far behind world in HIV response, warns UNICEF

Four in five children living with HIV in West and Central Africa are still not receiving life-saving antiretroviral therapy. AIDS-related deaths among adolescents aged 15-19 are on the rise.

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