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Does Another Option Exist to Handle North Korea?
Does Another Option Exist to Handle North Korea?

By: Frank Rees
North Korea must not have nuclear weapons, U.S. officials say. Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, has said the U.N. is out of options regarding North Korea. Is that true? Is there another way?

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Global Hunger on the Rise after Decade of Decline
Global Hunger on the Rise after Decade of Decline

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The number of people experiencing hunger rose for the first time in a decade, a U.N. report said. A total of 815 million people experienced hunger last year, an increase of 38 million from 2015.

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Internally Displaced Persons 'Left Behind' by Aid Efforts
Internally Displaced Persons 'Left Behind' by Aid Efforts

By: EthicsDaily Staff
While humanitarian aid is vital to the 40 million internally displaced persons residing in 50 nations, it must be paired with initiatives to help people restart their lives in a new community or to return home and rebuild.

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UN: Billions Lack Access to Clean Water, Proper Sanitation
UN: Billions Lack Access to Clean Water, Proper Sanitation

By: EthicsDaily Staff
More than 2 billion people do not have easy access to clean water and more than 4 billion lack proper sanitation, says a joint World Health Organization and U.N. Children's Fund report.

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UN: Forced Displacement Reaches Record Level in 2016
UN: Forced Displacement Reaches Record Level in 2016

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The global population of displaced persons has grown substantially, reaching a total of 65.6 million, an increase of 300,000 in 2016, according to a United Nations annual report.

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20 Percent of Children in High-Income Nations Live in Poverty
20 Percent of Children in High-Income Nations Live in Poverty

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Based on an analysis of 41 nations, a significant number of children in these high-income nations are impoverished and experiencing food insecurity, a new United Nations report says.

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U.S.'s Unholy Alliances with Saudi Arabia, Big Business
U.S.'s Unholy Alliances with Saudi Arabia, Big Business

By: Vinoth Ramachandra
While inking its biggest arms sale in its history to Saudi Arabia, the U.S. government illustrated not only its unholy alliance with Saudi Arabia, but also with big business.

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South Sudan Conflict Displaces Millions of Children
South Sudan Conflict Displaces Millions of Children

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Millions of children have fled their homes, either living as refugees or internally displaced as a result of South Sudan's ongoing civil war. And Baptists are ministering to these growing numbers.

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Malaria Prevention Efforts See Progress; Major Gaps Remain
Malaria Prevention Efforts See Progress; Major Gaps Remain

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Cases of malaria are declining worldwide, yet significant gaps remain as millions are still infected annually and hundreds of thousands die, a new U.N. World Health Organization report says.

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1 in 4 Children Will Have Difficulty Accessing Clean Water
1 in 4 Children Will Have Difficulty Accessing Clean Water

By: EthicsDaily Staff
An estimated 600 million children - that's one in four - will struggle to access potable water by 2040 if current trends continue, a UNICEF report says. Thirty-six nations currently struggle with sufficient access to clean water.

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Report: Children On Move Among World's Most Vulnerable
Report: Children On Move Among World's Most Vulnerable

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Almost 50 million children worldwide currently are migrants, refugees or internally displaced persons, a UNICEF report says. They make up less than a third of the population but account for half the world's refugees.

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UN: Record Levels of Forced Global Displacement
UN: Record Levels of Forced Global Displacement

By: EthicsDaily Staff
More than 65 million people were forcibly displaced by conflict in 2015, a United Nations' report says, which is nearly 6 million more than 2014. Over half of those forcibly displaced were children.

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UN Commission: ISIS Committing Genocide Against Yazidis
UN Commission: ISIS Committing Genocide Against Yazidis

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The United Nations' Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic has determined that the Islamic State is committing genocide against the Yazidi people.

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Conflict, Lack of Rain Increase Food Insecurity in South Sudan
Conflict, Lack of Rain Increase Food Insecurity in South Sudan

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Nearly half the people of South Sudan (49 percent) are food insecure, meaning they are unsure where their next meals will come from. The record level of food insecurity is an 11 percent increase from 2014.

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U.S. Affirms Human Rights Commitment, Seeks U.N. Council Membership
U.S. Affirms Human Rights Commitment, Seeks U.N. Council Membership

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The U.S. reaffirmed its commitments to promote and defend human rights in preparation for seeking election to the U.N.'s Human Rights Council.

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Flagrant Human Rights Violations, Religious Persecution During Syrian Conflict
Flagrant Human Rights Violations, Religious Persecution During Syrian Conflict

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The war in Syria has resulted in "untold suffering," a U.N. report says. The ongoing conflict has destroyed towns and forced millions to flee their homes.

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Christian Leaders Seek Changing Faith Climate in Paris
Christian Leaders Seek Changing Faith Climate in Paris

By: Brian Kaylor
Faith leaders convened in Paris during the U.N. climate change conference to consider how they can impact public policy and personal discussions about climate change.

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During Global Crises, Faith Groups are Unsung Heroes
During Global Crises, Faith Groups are Unsung Heroes

By: Zach Dawes
Day after day, global crises fill news headlines. While their efforts rarely make those headlines, global faith communities from all traditions make significant contributions to relief efforts

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Why Leaving Dictators in Power Might Be Right Thing to Do
Why Leaving Dictators in Power Might Be Right Thing to Do

By: Mark Woods
As the policies of Western democracies have contributed to ruin and unintended consequences in foreign nations, it's a reminder that good intentions don't always result in good outcomes.

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Why Churches Should Support UN Sustainable Development Goals
Why Churches Should Support UN Sustainable Development Goals

By: Chris Hall
The United Nations will vote on its Sustainable Development Goals to tackle poverty, hunger and other issues over the next 15 years. Here's why your church should support these initiatives.

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Addressing Underlying Causes of Europe's Refugee Crisis
Addressing Underlying Causes of Europe's Refugee Crisis

By: Zach Dawes
Immediate steps are vital to address the mass movement of people, most of them refugees, across Europe. However, without addressing the crisis' underlying causes, the refugee population will continue to expand.

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Global Poverty Reduced, Shortfalls Remain
Global Poverty Reduced, Shortfalls Remain

By: Paul Hobson
The U.N.'s Millennium Development Goals have produced the "most successful anti-poverty movement in history," with the number of people now living in extreme poverty down by more than half.

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Armed Conflicts in 2014 Impact Tens of Millions of Children
Armed Conflicts in 2014 Impact Tens of Millions of Children

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Tens of millions of children were negatively affected by armed conflict last year, according to a new United Nations report. Large-scale abductions were prevalent.

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Global Food Insecurity Decreases, Millions Still Undernourished
Global Food Insecurity Decreases, Millions Still Undernourished

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The global population considered food insecure has declined by 167 million since 2005 and by 216 million since 1992, a report says. Reduction of food insecurity has varied greatly from region to region.

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World Bank Programs Result in Millions Displaced
World Bank Programs Result in Millions Displaced

By: EthicsDaily Staff
World Bank development programs have caused 3.4 million persons to be displaced, and many bank-funded initiatives have given rise to human rights abuses, according to a series of reports.

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No Moral Justification for Limited Airstrikes in Syria
No Moral Justification for Limited Airstrikes in Syria

The Obama administration and others are making the case for a military intervention in Syria, but the U.S. simply has no moral justification for military strikes there.

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Palestinian Christians: PLO Deserves UN Recognition
Palestinian Christians: PLO Deserves UN Recognition
Palestinian Christian leaders signed a letter urging the United Nations to grant observer-state status to the PLO, calling it a step in the right direction to peace.
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Baptists Address Pakistan Blasphemy Laws at UN Meeting
Baptists Address Pakistan Blasphemy Laws at UN Meeting
Baptists will have a say on Pakistan's human rights record when the Baptist World Alliance reports on the nation's blasphemy laws at a United Nations' meeting.
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BWA to Participate in U.N. Conference in Rio
BWA to Participate in U.N. Conference in Rio
The Baptist World Alliance will co-sponsor an event during a U.N. conference that will examine the role of religious and educational groups in addressing environmental sustainability.
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Baptists Have Long Been Active in Human Rights
Baptists Have Long Been Active in Human Rights
From the days of Thomas Helwys against King James I in 1611 to the present, Baptists have championed human rights, concentrating their efforts on religious freedom.
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Clinton Defends Religious Freedom Envoy
WASHINGTON (RNS) Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton defended her new ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom.
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Senate Confirms Religious Freedom Ambassador
WASHINGTON (RNS) A New York minister will soon fill the Obama administration’s long-vacant position to oversee international religious freedom.
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Embattled Religious Freedom Envoy the New Iron Lady
WASHINGTON (RNS) The embattled nominee is comparing herself to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
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U.N. Marks First Annual Interfaith Harmony Week
(RNS) The UN kicked off the first “World Interfaith Harmony Week” to promote dialogue and civility among the world’s religions.
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Understanding the Congo's Horrific Problems
Understanding the Congo's Horrific Problems
Contrary to a New York Times columnist's claims, the crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo is neither ignored nor underreported. The problem is focusing on the wrong issues has prolonged the conflict.
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Was U.N.-Backed Effort in Congo Worth the Human Toll?
Was U.N.-Backed Effort in Congo Worth the Human Toll?
Was an offensive backed by the United Nations to disarm rebels in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo worth the civilian cost? It's a question the U.N. should answer. But will they?
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At U.N., Gore Urges Senate to Pass Climate Change Bill
At U.N., Gore Urges Senate to Pass Climate Change Bill
Joining 100 world leaders at the United Nations for a day of talks on climate change, former Vice President Al Gore called on the Senate to pass a landmark bill to fight global warming.
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Trip Inspires Students to Develop Missions Projects
Trip Inspires Students to Develop Missions Projects
Thirteen students toured six countries as part of a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship mission program last summer. Now they're helping others understand how the United Nations' goal to eradicate poverty intersects with their faith.
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