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People in search of a future (freedom, security and opportunity)

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Published in UPI ASIA New Blog.

(Revised article) A desire for financial  freedom, financial security and opportunity is sending many of young people out of their county in search of better lives.
A friend of mine who recently moved said her life there was an improvement.

"I feel secure. My son goes to school regularly and my husband has
started to work," she said. "At least no one will come in the middle

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UNESCO chief condemns murder of journalist

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UNESCO chief condemns murder of journalist in the Philippines


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Fast-growing fish trade on the ‘sustainability’ menu

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UN agency puts fast-growing fish trade on the ‘sustainability’ menu Source:UN News. 22 February 2016 – Top fishery officials are gathering in Morocco this week to discuss sustainable trade practices in a $144 billion industry that provides developing countries with more export revenue than meat, tobacco, rice and sugar combined. Lower-income nations’ exports of fish and fishery products reached $78 billion in 2014, more than triple the value of global rice exports, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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UN mourns death of former Secretary-General

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UN mourns death of former Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali

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Engagement with communities can help

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Engagement with communities can help address factors underlying violent extremism – UN chief

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Mark Garten (file)

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Healing the Person and the State

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Healing the Person and the State
Rene Wadlow

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Economic system endeavor to provide jobs

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Published in Newsblaze.com, Opednews.com

A good economic system features selfish incentives for creative and hardworking people. It is a system where selfishness benefits both the producer and the consumer, since the latter is the final arbiter of what is sold, as "the consumer is king." Since a bad economic/political's economy will lack adequate incentives, its workers will not produce well.

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Addressing pneumonia: The deadly childhood illness

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Addressing pneumonia: The deadly childhood illness

Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service)

Photograph is available online at: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-sCvIKxr0U08/VlE-xC6_mVI/AAAAAAAAPpQ/oU8VeZ2EEu...

Video recording of the interview is online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygwxg1bxN4E

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End violence against women and girls

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UN urges 'zero tolerance at the highest levels of leadership' to end violence against women and girls
Source:UN News.

25 November 2015 – Ending gender-based violence is a top priority for achieving the United Nations founding mission of peace, development and human rights, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, noting his specific concerns about rising violent extremism and its impact on women and girls, and calling for global collective action to end the scourge.

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End violence against women and girls

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‘Orange the World’ campaign kicks off efforts to end violence against women and girls – UN
Source:UN News.

24 November 2015 – From parades to soccer matches, school debates, and the lighting up of hundreds of iconic monuments, starting tomorrow a United Nations call to “Orange the World” will galvanize global action calling for an end to violence against women and girls, which according to the UN’s agency for gender equality (UN Women) affects one in three worldwide.

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