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  1. First Person: ‘Disability reminds us that there is no such thing as normal’

    - UN News

    Eddie Ndopu, an award-winning disability activist from South Africa, and one of 17 United Nations advocates for the Sustainable Development Goals, lives with spinal muscular atrophy, and faces many difficulty daily challenges. Ahead of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, on 3 December, Mr. Ndopu discusses how he has overcome barriers to travel the world advocating for others with disabilities.

  2. UNESCO Member States Adopt Recommended Ethics for AI

    - Inter Press Service

    PARIS, Nov 26 (IPS) - The member states of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have agreed on a text of recommended ethics for artificial intelligence (AI) that states can apply on a “voluntary” basis.

  3. Digital Child’s Play: protecting children from the impacts of AI

    - UN News

    Artificial intelligence has been used in products targeting children for several years, but legislation protecting them from the potential impacts of the technology is still in its infancy. Ahead of a global forum on AI for children, UN News spoke to two UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) experts about the need for improved policy protection.

  4. UN Refugee Agency concerned about indigenous Venezuelans in Guyana

    - UN News

    One meal a day, no shelter, and no drinking water are only some of the difficult living conditions that indigenous Warao families from Venezuela are facing in remote locations across Guyana, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has warned. 

  5. UN expert welcomes India plan to repeal farm laws that sparked deadly protests

    - UN News

    A UN human rights expert welcomed India's decision to repeal three contentious farm laws that sparked a year of nationwide protests which left 600 people dead in the last year. 

  6. 193 countries adopt the first global agreement on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

    - UN News

    All the nations members of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) adopted on Thursday a historical text that defines the common values and principles needed to ensure the healthy development of AI.

  7. Violence against refugee women surged in 2020, but grassroots solutions can help tackle scourge

    - UN News

    One in five refugee or internally displaced women have faced sexual violence, and the situation continues to worsen globally, the UN refugee agency, (UNHCR), said on Thursday.

  8. Drowning of 27 migrants in English Channel is worst disaster on record: IOM

    - UN News

    Urgent action is needed to avoid a repeat of tragedies like this week’s drowning of at least 27 people in the English Channel, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Thursday. 

  9. Are you sure you want to share that? Sorting online fact from fiction

    - UN News

    Since the creation of the World Wide Web, we have had access to more information than ever before. However, we are also bombarded with dangerous disinformation. The UN’s Verified campaign has launched an online course to help us decide which is which, and protect vulnerable people from potential harm.

  10. Iran: Execution of juvenile offender ‘deeply alarming and shocking’

    - UN News

    The UN human rights office, OHCHR, on Thursday condemned Iran's execution of a young man who was a minor at the time he was charged with committing a crime. 

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