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February 18, 2015
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UN official: Syria willing to halt Aleppo bombing under truce
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has indicated his military will halt the shelling and bombing of Aleppo as part of a six-week cease-fire, according to United Nations Syrian envoy Staffan de Mistura. De Mistura plans to return to Syria to continue negotiations. "I have no illusions, because based on past experience, this will be a difficult issue to achieve," he said. BBC (2/18), The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (2/17), The Guardian (London) (2/18), Voice of America (2/17)
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@UN_Women: #action2015 is needed to help the 569M+ children living in extreme poverty. j.mp/1kbl4wb
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UN Dispatch
"Leila Zerrougui is the United Nations Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict. She helps free child soldiers and protect children from the worst effects of war and conflict." UN Dispatch (2/17)
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Security Council considers resolution supporting Libya
The United Nations Security Council will meet today to discuss a resolution supporting Libya's government. Egypt and Libya are drafting the resolution that includes lifting arms restrictions for the Libyan government while constricting weapons flow to terrorist groups. ABC News/The Associated Press (2/17), Al Jazeera (2/18)
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Opinion: Millennials are keen to address global issues
The recent 2015 Winter Youth Assembly held at the United Nations gathered young people to provide input on the Sustainable Development Goals, writes Matthew Keating of the International Youth Council. "Our generation is uniquely positioned to address these global issues, and the time for young people to do so is now," he argues. The Huffington Post (2/17)
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Study: Human trafficking is widespread in Southeast Asia
A study of 1,100 Southeast Asian victims of human trafficking reports that the practice is widespread and affects more than a dozen industry sectors. "What this study does, is hopefully puts numbers to the problem so that real action is taken to prevent exploitation, and resources are there to help people to recover who might fall prey to these abuses," says Cathy Zimmerman, one of the study's researchers. Thomson Reuters Foundation (2/18)
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Governments in central Africa are working to boost energy production to assist in reducing poverty and preventing climate change, writes Elias Ntungwe Ngalame. Grid interconnection projects and international transmission lines are among the planned projects. Thomson Reuters Foundation (2/17)
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Ukraine withdraws troops from eastern town
The Ukraine government is removing its troops from the eastern town of Debaltseve, which has been under attack by rebels. Rebels contend that the ongoing cease-fire exempts the town. Reuters (2/18)
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Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

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Plan to fight HIV/AIDS among adolescents launched UN Radio (2/17)
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