PRESS RELEASE: ZERO DISCRIMINATION

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Discrimination remains as an issue today as gender, nationality, age, ethnic-origin and sexual orientation are, unfortunately, still the root-causes for some form of discrimination. Only four out of ten countries worldwide do have equal numbers of girls and boys attending secondary school and 75 countries have laws that criminalise same-sex sexual relations.
 

PRESS RELEASE: INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR DISASTER REDUCTION: LIVE TO TELL: RAISING AWARENESS, REDUCING MORTALITY

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Worldwide, women and children are up to 14 times more likely than men to die in a disaster and roughly 60% of preventable maternal deaths and 53% of preventable under-5 deaths take place in conflict and disaster settings. Other groups affected disproportionately include persons living with disabilities, older persons and indigenous people.

PRESS RELEASE: INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ERADICATION OF POVERTY: ‘MOVING FROM HUMILIATION AND EXCLUSION TO PARTICIPATION: ENDING POVERTY IN ALL ITS FORMS

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Poverty is a complex reality, but it is not inevitable. It is universal issue impacting all countries from the South to the North causing misery, especially to women and girls. While further weakening those who are already affected, factors, such as conflicts, climate change, economic and financial crises, create new poor people in every society.

PRESS RELEASE: UNITED NATIONS DAY

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The United Nations, as an inter-governmental organisation, is well known to everyone around the world. They participate and organise activities as well as provide assistance in times of disaster, armed conflicts and other required emergency situations.