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Call for global technology technologies for people with autism

On World Autism Awareness Day, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres underscored in his message, the importance of technology which helps people living with autism “achieve their full potential”. Discussions with self-advocates and autism experts covered topics from leveling the playing field through the internet and digital communities, to political participation and advocacy that gives voice to people with autism. In …

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UN report: More than half the world’s population lacks access to health care and social security

More than half of the world’s population lacks access to essential health care and just 29 per cent have comprehensive social security coverage, according to a new International Labour Organization (ILO) report on the implementation of social protection in more than 100 countries. The findings come in the General Survey 2019, compiled by the ILO Committee of Experts on the …

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Launch a campaign to improve the protection of children affected by armed conflict

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Ms. Virginia Gamba unveiled a new initiative to generate greater awareness and action to improve the protection of children affected by armed conflict. This support will include advocacy to reach universal ratification or endorsement of international agreements such as the Optional protocol to the Convention on the Rights of …

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