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Refugees should not be turned into scapegoats following Paris attacks

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Refugees should not be turned into scapegoats following Paris attacks, says UN agency
Source:UN News.

17 November 2015 – The United Nations refugee agency today expressed its shock and horror at the attacks in Paris and the killing of so many innocent people but warned against the scapegoating of refugees, in the wake of the deadly attacks.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), António Guterres conveyed his solidarity with the Government and the people of France, as he did with the Government of Lebanon, following the recent Beirut attacks.

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Crowdfunding Stories that Matter

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Press release

November 18, 2015

PRESS START: Crowdfunding Stories that Matter

Crowdfunding platform Press Start was launched today to raise money for independent journalism in countries where the press cannot report freely -- a goal all the more crucial as media freedom sits at its lowest level in a decade.

The site was introduced via a Kickstarter campaign, potentially revolutionizing the way the best and bravest reporters are funded in the developing world and countries in transition.

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Tolerance must be taught, nurtured and defended,

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'Tolerance must be taught, nurtured and defended,' says Ban on International Day
Source:UN News.

16 November 2015 – Tolerance is much more than passively accepting the “other;” it brings obligations to act, and must be taught, nurtured and defended, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, calling on the world to recognize the mounting threat posed by those who strive to divide, and pledge to forge a path defined by dialogue and mutual understanding.

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Highlights linkages with sustainable development

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UN Internet Governance Forum closes, highlights linkages with sustainable development
Source:UN News.

14 November 2015 – Consensus at the closing 10th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Brazil today underscored the contribution of Information Communications Technologies (ICTs) and the Internet to the achievement of the recently adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the United Nations announced.

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Control gun violence (domestic terrorism).

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 Crazy gunmen (domestic terror) have caused American deaths in the US for a long time. There have been many gun violence acts against Americans since then, but American reactions to these events should be effectual. The policy seems to be to protect the most vulnerable public places but needs to control guns effectively to eliminate death and violence. It is important to control guns now because some crazy gunmen are known to harbor domestic terrorism ideals.

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Violent groups and terrorism

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We know terrorists are targeting and killing small children. Children die by being "in the way" for the killing of adults by terrorists. From the news, it seems that lots of innocent people are in the way of the combatants or are deliberately targeted by violent groups. These include grown men and women as well as children, if they accompany parents. Like in Iraq or Afghanistan many children were targeted by terrorism, violence and war. Like when the violent groups kill children and innocent adults.

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Science stands at heart of sustainable future

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Science stands at heart of sustainable future, UNESCO says on World Science Day
Source:UN News

10 November 2015 – Citing science, technology and innovation as key components of the upcoming United Nations climate change negotiations in Paris, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today urged governments to “do everything to support societies across the world, on every continent, to create and share knowledge.”

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‘Turn digital divides into digital opportunities,’

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‘Turn digital divides into digital opportunities,’ Ban tells annual UN forum on Internet governance
Source:UN News.

10 November 2015 – To cover the “breadth and depth” of the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals, the potential of the data revolution must be explored through the use of new and non-traditional sources of data, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed at the 10th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF), which opened today in João Pessoa, Brazil.

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Former envoy and Nobel laureate says Security Council reform

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UN at 70: former envoy and Nobel laureate says Security Council reform vital for more effective Organization
Source:UN News

13 November 2015 – “Old tools and approaches are not always enough to solve current complex crises.” This is according to former Finnish President and United Nations envoy Martti Ahtisaari, who highlights the importance of reforming the Security Council, as he reflects on the UN’s 70th anniversary in a new book published for the occasion.

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