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Strong peacekeeping mission needed in South Sudan: let’s tweet

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The UN Security Council is expected shortly to authorize a new peacekeeping mission in South Sudan to succeed the current United Nations Mission in Sudan. We need your help to ensure that adequate numbers of troops are kept in the country to protect civilians in the world’s newest country. Read more »
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Updates from the UN Negotiations in Bonn

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The UN climate talks are still going strong on Bonn, as our intern Elsa Dominish explains. Read more »
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Australians say Yes but the world needs to do more

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After almost a week of climate change negotiations in Bonn, Germany, some progress is being made with countries setting out their plans for the Climate Summit in Durban later this year. Read more »

Exploring how to apply development in the Arms Treaty

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The latest roundtable meeting finds that the Arms Trade Treaty needs to have a strong basis in development in order to be successful in preventing the conditions that have given rise to the need for such a treaty. Read more »
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A Blueprint for UN Women

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What does civil society at country level expect from the new UN women’s agency? Read more »
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Domestic worker rights: Dignity overdue

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Domestic workers are among the most exploited workers in the world. According to human rights and labour organisations, action to support domestic workers rights is well and truly overdue. Read more »
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What women want? The voice of women workers at the UN

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Union delegates at the 55th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women report that while increasing numbers of women are participating in tertiary level science and technology education, this has not translated into equal career opportunities or equal pay. Read more »
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Score the goals comic book

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The UN have released a comic book aimed at teaching young people about the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Read more »
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Rights for the hidden

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Home-based workers are the hidden seams of the garment sector; while these workers are largely invisible, many parts of the garment industry would not hold together without their contribution. Yet home-based workers are vulnerable to exploitation and economic insecurity. Read more »

Funding safe climate futures for all

In less than a month the major United Nations climate change conference of 2010 will commence in Cancun, Mexico. Many eyes will be on the negotiations as governments from around the world try to find common ground on key issues to keep the negotiations moving forward. Read more »