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January 14, 2015
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Ban: India must be ready to tackle climate change, human rights
Human rights, sustainable development and climate change are issues facing India and the world, says United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who is visiting the country. "Remember, India is no exception. ... You are on the front lines of the climate change phenomena," says Ban. The Hindu (India) (1/14)
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UN presses Nigeria to stem militant attacks, restore order
The United Nations is urging Nigeria to bring order back to its northeastern region and requesting an investigation into how many people were killed in recent attacks. The UN refugee agency says about 11,320 people have fled to Chad this year. Reuters (1/13), Voice of America (1/13)
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Amos: UN should be more proactive in humanitarian efforts
The United Nations and the Security Council need to be more proactive in addressing humanitarian challenges, says UN aid chief Valerie Amos, especially when countries impede emergency humanitarian-relief efforts. Reuters (1/13)
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Conference focuses on men's ideas to promote gender equality
A two-day conference designed to get men talking to each other about women's rights begins today at the United Nations. The "Barbershop" event is seeking to develop strategies to help men foster gender equality and reduce gender discrimination and violence. "We can't leave out the men and the boys," says Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, Iceland's minister for foreign affairs. "They are a big part of the problem. If there is violence, most likely there is a man around." The Guardian (London) (1/14)
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African renewables to get support from private investment fund
Access Infra Africa, a $500 million private investment fund, is looking to finance early-stage renewable-energy projects in Africa. PV Magazine online (Germany) (1/13)
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UN peacekeepers, aid workers face increasing risks
United Nations peacekeepers and humanitarian aid workers are facing more risk amid an increasing number of conflict areas. "I am appalled by the number of humanitarian workers and peacekeepers who have been deliberately targeted in the past year, while they were trying to help people in crisis," says Ban Ki-moon, UN secretary-general. Inter Press Service (1/14)
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Spotlight on importance of forests at UN meetings UN Radio (1/14)
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