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Ban: Small, individual actions are important in push for zero hunger
Everyone can do something to ensure that no one in the world goes hungry, writes United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. "We know we can end hunger by 2030 -- if we are committed," he writes.
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US, Russia to meet today following Thursday's stalemate on Syria
US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov are to continue talks on Syria today despite Thursday's lack of progress. United Nations envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura called Thursday's meeting "long, painful, difficult and disappointing."
The Associated Press (9/23),  Reuters (9/22) 
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UNHCR's Clements: Public, private sectors are working to resolve refugee crisis
Displacement of people is an ongoing problem, but the public and private sectors are collaborating to address the problem with fresh solutions, said United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees Kelly Clements. Having the two sectors working together demonstrations that "there is across the board recognition that no one sector can do it alone," she said. (free registration) (9/22) 
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UN Women, Data2X embark on project to track gender data
UN Women is working with the UN Foundation's Data2X, the Bill Melinda Gates Foundation and the Australian government to launch a pilot project to gather gender data from 12 countries. The data will help track how these countries are working toward gender equality. (free registration) (9/22) 
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Paris climate accord appears set to take effect
More than 60 nations have formally bound themselves to the Paris climate accord, giving the agreement the needed support to take effect at the end of the year if those officials follow through. The agreement is voluntary, so effectiveness will depend on how well countries implement their respective plans.
The New York Times (free-article access for SmartBrief readers) (9/21),  The Guardian (London) (9/21) 
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Peacekeeping and Security
Commentary: Report on war's toxic remains calls for government action
The United Nations' special rapporteur on human rights and toxics, Baskut Tuncak, is calling for governments to clean up the toxic remains from war. In addition to cleanup, Tuncak wants governments to ensure that individuals and communities receive medical aid.
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Women's economic empowerment is "uniquely important": UN chief
UN Radio (9/22) 
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UN Dispatch
"A rare thing happened at the UN this week: Leaders agreed to fix a problem BEFORE it becomes a full blown crisis"
UN Dispatch (9/22) 
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