• Theresa Panuccio, the author and tktk of the Food and Agriculture Organization, in Rome, with Mia, a participant in the agency's on-site child-care center.

    A UN Agency Keeps Its Promise to Provide On-Site Child Care

    by  • October 20, 2014 • 
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    ROME — A much-anticipated child-care center opened at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s headquarters here on Sept. 1, taking up to 60 children from 3 months to 3 years old. In doing so, the agency is making good on a long-overdue promise to its staff members as well as carrying out recommendations from an independent evaluation...

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    Women Refugees in Germany Demand Better Conditions, and the Government Responds

    by  • October 2, 2014 • 
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    Elizabeth Nagri

    BERLIN, Germany – António Guterres, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, recently praised Germany’s asylum policy, calling it a “positive example for other European states to follow.” In the streets of Berlin, however, the situation appears to be far from positive. In the last few months, the German capital has experienced several high-profile demonstrations...

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    Syrian Peace Activists Assert Their Political Role With New UN Envoy

    by  • October 13, 2014 • 
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    Staffan de Mistura

    Staffan de Mistura, the new United Nations special envoy to Syria, made his first visit to Damascus in his post in September. He met with, among others, members of the Syrian Civil Coalition, a lobby of civil society organizations, activists and initiatives that seeks to influence decision-makers regarding policies and resolutions to transform the...

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