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Montreal Conference Shows Power of Human Rights Education

Montreal Conference Shows Power of Human Rights Education

GENEVA / MONTREAL (28 November 2017) – Human rights educators from over 50 countries will meet in Montreal from November 30 to look at ways governments, civil society organizations, academia and inter...

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UNICEF tackling 'disconnect' with evidence tool

UNICEF tackling 'disconnect' with evidence tool

The tool, called Evidence Gap Map (EGM), is a matrix designed to help policymakers and practitioners quickly see where high-quality studies are plentiful, or where more research is needed. It indicate...

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10% of drugs in poor countries are fake, says WHO

10% of drugs in poor countries are fake, says WHO

An estimated one in 10 medicines in poor countries are counterfeit and likely responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of children from diseases such as malaria and pneumonia every year, the Wo...

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A charity is launching a vending machine for the homeless

A charity is launching a vending machine for the homeless

The machine provides basic necessities -- water, fresh fruit, sandwiches, socks, toiletries and books. And it's accessible all hours of the day, free of charge.

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Rohingya crisis: UN relief work in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh – in pictures

Rohingya crisis: UN relief work in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh – in pictures

Weeks after the initial arrival of thousands of Rohingya fleeing violence, hundreds wait every day by the roadside to be processed, each with a harrowing story to tell

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Compensation off the table at COP climate talks

Compensation off the table at COP climate talks

After COP23, there is one question that remains unresolved: how will communities be compensated for the losses they suffer due to extreme weather events?

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Indonesia raises Bali volcano alert to highest level, warns of "imminent" large eruption risk

Indonesia raises Bali volcano alert to highest level, warns of "imminent" large eruption risk

Indonesia has raised its alert level for Bali's Mount Agung volcano to the highest stage 4. Residents are to evacuate areas near the summit after warning of the "imminent" risk of a larger eruption.

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PNG govt denies Manus refugees were assaulted in move

PNG govt denies Manus refugees were assaulted in move

International outrage is growing over the treatment of the refugees, amid reports there's not enough space in the new facilities for them.

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Opinion: Transforming aid and development with satellite imagery

Opinion: Transforming aid and development with satellite imagery

Whether providing up-to-date imagery simply for a clear overview of an emergent situation or to survey a large area of interest, satellites offer a cost-effective option to gather information in a non...

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Nepal earthquake reconstruction won’t succeed until the vulnerability of survivors is addressed

Nepal earthquake reconstruction won’t succeed until the vulnerability of survivors is addressed

Resilience in Nepal means “safe building” that is acutely aware of the resource inequalities and other social impediments that block progress on code compliance is fundamental to

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