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Nearly 66 million people were forcibly displaced from their homes last year, the United Nation refugee agency today reported, stressing the "very high" pace at which conflict and persecution is forcing people to flee their homes.
More than half — or 55 per cent — of children aged between 3 and 4 years-old in 74 countries — approximately 40 million — have fathers who do not play or engage in early learning activities with them, according to a new UNICEF analysis.
Many older persons are at risk of being abused by their own relatives, a United Nations human rights expert has warned, urging greater vigilance and more reporting of suspected cases, especially since many fear on the part of older persons may not speak up for fear of reprisals — or to protect family members from criminal prosecution.
The United Nations deputy chief today called on Member States to fund the Organization’s new strategy to counter cholera in Haiti, stressing that the initiative is facing a critical shortage of resources.
According to the decision of the Argentine authorities, more than 150,000 people with disabilities were denied their pensions, Telesur reported on July 14.
"Children in areas affected by conflict and disasters are among the most vulnerable. No child must be left behind." says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in his statement for World Day Against Child Labour.
Chinese political advisors met on Thursday to discuss how to establish a barrier-free society in China.
Last weekend, the action "Kyzyl koinok" ("Red dress") took place in Bishkek. The event was organized to commemorate the country’s joining the world movement Go red for women, which is intended to protect the health of women.
The amount of aid allocated to education has been falling for six years in a row, shows a new policy paper, Aid to Education is Stagnating and Not Going to Countries Most in Need, published by UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report.
Moscow and Minsk have drawn up a plan on setting up a common migration space, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a press conference following his talks with Belarusian top diplomat Vladimir Makei.