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State of the World’s Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2013

Minorities and indigenous peoples in Africa suffer more ill-health and receive poorer quality of care, says an international human rights organisation in a new global report. Minority Rights Group...

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Freedom from fear and the post-MDG agenda

NAIROBI, 24 September 2013 (IRIN) - Heroin from Afghanistan, the world’s largest producer, is sent across the border to Tajikistan and then on to Russia, the world’s largest consumer...

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Education transforms lives

New UNESCO data proves education transforms development Education has unrivalled power to reduce extreme poverty and boost wider development goals, according to highlights pre-released from UNESCO’s...

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IDPs: NEMA marks out safer grounds

To avoid the use of schools as temporary camps, the National Emergency Management Agency in conjunction with Imo and Delta states government have identified safer grounds for siting of official camps...

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Pakistan

Tearfund mourns Pakistan bomb loss

Tearfund staff and partners are mourning the loss of Naeem Nazir, an area coordinator with a Pakistan partner who was killed in a blast at a church in Peshawar at the weekend. Mr Nazir, who worked...

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Rights Should Be Central To Post-2015 Development Agenda

Tackle Discrimination & Inequality in Post-2015 Plan; Make Development More Inclusive (New York, September 23, 2013) – World leaders should commit to fully integrating human rights into the post-2015...

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On International Day, UN calls for investment in peace education

21 September 2013 – Education is vital for building peaceful societies and fostering global citizenship, senior United Nations officials today said marking the International Day of Peace with calls...

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Myanmar

Thousands of Burmese remain homeless after communal clashes

MEIKTILA, 20 September 2013 (IRIN) - Close to 4,000 people in Meiktila remain displaced as residents of this otherwise quiet Burmese university town mark the six-month anniversary of one of Myanmar's...

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