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2030 Development Goals: “No one should be left behind, and no human right ignored” – UN experts

GENEVA (12 July 2016) – A group of experts* from the largest body of independent experts in the United Nations Human Rights system today warned ...

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“Investing in teenage girls for a more just, stable and peaceful world”

MESSAGE FOR WORLD POPULATION DAY  11th July 2016 The teenage years are for some girls a time of exploration, learning and increasing autonomy. But for many others, ...

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Modern Warehouses Help Grow Farmers’ Yields

Eneless displays some of the cow peas she harvested

By Cheulekene MIta 12 July 2016 This year’s theme for International Cooperatives day is ‘Co-operatives: The power to act for a sustainable future’ Farmer and single mother ...

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Insurance relieves drought affected farmers in Malawi

Ester Saizi after receiving her insurance payout.

Ester Saizi, 50, has been a farmer for almost her entire life. She laments that her field, which would 15 years ago provide her household ...

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“Less talk and more action on albinism in Africa” – UN expert launches first-ever regional forum on albinism

DAR ES SALAAM / GENEVA (15 June 2016) – The first-ever regional forum for Action on Albinism in Africa will take place in Dar es ...

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Reflections on International Albinism Awareness Day – Ikponwosa Ero

Ikponwosa Ero is the United Nations Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism

I visited Malawi in April this year upon the request of the government, to assess the situation of persons with albinism in the country. The results ...

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