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Stark reality of maternal mortality shown on NBC’s Revolution

The post-apocalyptic hit NBC series Revolution takes place 15 years after the lights have gone out around the world. The global blackout has plunged the US into warring factions and a primitive existence. This guest post written by Whitney Showler, who heads Music...

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What is the role of human rights independent experts?

We’ve been receiving lots of comments and questions on social media about the human rights special procedures experts and issues raised recently concerning the Dutch celebration of Black Pete, also known as “Swarte Piet,” which is part of the annual Saint Nicholas...

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UN Staff Offer Revolution TV Show Experience of Life without Power

The post-apocalyptic hit NBC series Revolution takes place 15 years after the lights have gone out around the world. The global blackout has plunged the US into warring factions and a primitive existence. In today’s world, living without power is a reality for over...

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UN Special Rapporteur visits Uruguay

By Mary Ferreira Montevideo, Uruguay - Covering the visit to Uruguay of the UN Special Rapporteur, Pablo de Greiff, led us to several places in Montevideo including the Supreme Court, the President’s office, and the Office of Human Rights. Pablo met with government...

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What happened on Thursday? Here are some highlights

The busiest week of the year continued on Thursday at UN Headquarters and we used our social media platforms to report on the events.  Armed with mobile phones and cameras, our social media team and UN Photographers attended events on Wednesday to capture some...

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What happened on Wednesday? Here are some highlights

The busiest week of the year continued on Wednesday at UN Headquarters and we used our social media platforms to report on the events.  Armed with mobile phones and cameras, our social media team and UN Photographers attended events on Wednesday to capture some...

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Coming up at the General Assembly on Thursday and Friday

The General Debate continues and Heads of State and Government will be addressing their peers on the pressing issues of the day.  The debate is webcast live starting at 9 am (NYC time).  See who is expected to speak  in the UN Daily Journal. Also at 9 am on...

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Coming up at the General Assembly on Wednesday

The General Debate continues as Heads of State and Government come before their peers to express their views on the Post-2015 Development agenda and more.  The debate will be webcast live starting at 9 am (NYC time).  See who is expected to speak in the UN Daily...