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March 11, 2013

UN News Centre on the Commission on the Status of Women

One news media providing coverage of the 57th Session on the Commission of Women is the United Nations News Centre. Here are several of their stories:

VIDEO STORIES: Women from around the world share their ideas of the greatest challenges to eliminating violence against women and girls, and how to overcome them

PRINT STORIES
FEATURE: UN peacekeeping - on the front lines to end violence against women
8 March – “I know what it means to lose your house, to be looted. To look a child in the eye and say, 'If they come for me, you need to run'," said the ...

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June 22, 2012

Follow Rio+20

Rio+20 LogoThe Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development wraps up today. Here's what it has been about:

At the Rio+20 Conference, world leaders, along with thousands of participants from governments, the private sector, NGOs and other groups, will come together to shape how we can reduce poverty, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection on an ever more crowded planet to get to the future we want.

And here are some sources of information:

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December 23, 2010

START approved by Senate

By a 71-26 vote, the Senate ratified the START treaty today. This treaty will lead to a reduction in the number of nuclear weapons held by Russia and the United States. Thanks to all who engaged in advocacy on this...

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November 13, 2010

UN officials welcome release of Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi

From the United Nations News Centre: UN officials welcome release of Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations human rights chief welcomed the freeing on Saturday of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and urged...

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October 28, 2010

From the United Nations News Centre, 27 October 2010

Here are some headlines from the United Nations News Centre: UN chief mourns passing of former Argentine leador Nestor Kirchner Tensions highlight need for Lebanese parties to put national interests first - Ban UN helps Indonesian authorities assess needs after...

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