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Majority oppose female genital mutilation in countries where practice persists – UN agency | | 1UN News Skip to main content Welcome to the United Nations Language العربية 中文 English Français Русский Español Português Kiswahili Other Hindi हिंदी Global UN News Global perspective Human stories Search Search Advanced Search Main navigation Home Africa Americas Asia Pacific Middle East Europe UN Art and Gifts History Corner Topics Peace and Security Economic Development Humanitarian Aid Climate and Environment Human Rights UN Affairs Women Law and Crime Prevention Health Culture and Education SDGs Migrants and Refugees In depth Interviews Features Photo Stories News in Brief The Lid is On UN Gender Focus UN and Africa UN Podcasts Secretary-General Spokesperson All Statements Selected Speeches Press Encounters Official Travels Media UN Video UN Photo Meeting Coverage Media Accreditation Webtv Audio and Subscription Audio Hub Subscribe Majority oppose female genital mutilation in countries where practice persists – UN agency UNICEF/Samuel Leadismo Women from Samburu, Kenya, gather for a public discussions where they publicly say no to female genital mutilation. Facebook Twitter Print Email Majority oppose female genital mutilation in countries where practice persists – UN agency 15 July 2016 Women New data from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reveals that about two-thirds of men, women, boys and girls in countries where female genital mutilation is common say they want the practice to end. (...) “Unfortunately, individuals’ desire to end female genital mutilation is often hidden, and many women and men still believe the practice is needed in order for them to be accepted in their communities,” she added. In countries with available data, UNICEF found that 67 per cent of girls and women and 63 per cent of boys and men oppose the continuation of the practice in their communities, while, in some countries, men oppose female genital mutilation more strongly than women.
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Score: 1017298.3 - https://news.un.org/en/story/2...ies-where-practice-persists-un
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Some countries favoured a Recommendation (only) or a Declaration, as did most employers’ organizations. (...) She expressed concern that asbestos was still being used in the building sector, mainly in the form of asbestos-cement products in developing countries, while the material was banned in industrialized countries. 28. (...) Her Government encouraged all countries to formulate and implement national policies and programmes.
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Score: 1004850.1 - www.ilo.org/public/engl...s/relm/ilc/ilc93/pdf/pr-18.pdf
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In countries with available data, 67 per cent of girls and women and 63 per cent of boys and men oppose the continuation of the practice in their communities. (...) Data show that in some countries men oppose FGM more strongly than women. (...) The proportion is very similar among boys and men in all but two of the 12 countries with data.   In addition to a large majority of people opposing the harmful practice where it is concentrated, there is evidence of growing momentum and commitment to end FGM.  
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Score: 999978.3 - https://www.unicef.org/turkiye...ation-countries-where-practice
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In countries with available data, 67 per cent of girls and women and 63 per cent of boys and men oppose the continuation of the practice in their communities. (...) Data show that in some countries men oppose FGM more strongly than women. (...) The proportion is very similar among boys and men in all but two of the 12 countries with data.   In addition to a large majority of people opposing the harmful practice where it is concentrated, there is evidence of growing momentum and commitment to end FGM.  
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Score: 999978.3 - https://www.unicef.org/turkey/...ation-countries-where-practice
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He considered that the Convention and Recommendation should not be too restrictive and should allow countries several approaches, so that each country could develop a systems approach with real purpose and viability. 30. (...) The Employer members opposed the amendment on the grounds that the inclusion of a reference to globalization would raise new subjects for discussion and highlight differences of opinion both between industrialized and developing countries, and among developing countries. 58. (...) The Employer Vice-Chairperson was concerned about incorporating the several new issues that were covered by Part II of Convention No. 155 into the new Convention, and, noting also that Convention No. 155 had only been ratified by 45 countries, opposed the amendment. 78. Several Government members also opposed the amendment, preferring the Office text, and the Government member of Germany added that the proposed Convention needed to be flexible, and that the amendment might make it harder to ratify.
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Score: 989575.9 - www.ilo.org/public/engl...s/relm/ilc/ilc95/pdf/pr-20.pdf
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Masengesho UNHCR remains firmly opposed to arrangements that seek to transfer refugees and asylum seekers to third countries in the absence of sufficient safeguards and standards. (...) UNHCR said in its statement that the UK has an obligation to ensure access for asylum seekers – integrating those deemed to be refugees and safely returning to their country of origin, people with no legal basis to stay. (...) Manage sanctuary The UK has often supported UNHCR, providing important contributions that help protect refugees and support countries in conflicts, including Ukraine, the agency noted.
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Score: 980723.6 - https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/04/1116342
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Masengesho UNHCR remains firmly opposed to arrangements that seek to transfer refugees and asylum seekers to third countries in the absence of sufficient safeguards and standards. (...) UNHCR said in its statement that the UK has an obligation to ensure access for asylum seekers – integrating those deemed to be refugees and safely returning to their country of origin, people with no legal basis to stay. (...) Manage sanctuary The UK has often supported UNHCR, providing important contributions that help protect refugees and support countries in conflicts, including Ukraine, the agency noted.
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Score: 980723.6 - https://news.un.org/story/2022/04/1116342
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The majority support allowing more people into their country if they are seeking refuge to escape war, violent conflict, or natural disaster/the effects of climate change Nearly two-thirds (a global country average of 64%) support allowing more refugees into their country who are seeking refuge to escape war or violent conflict, with one in ten (11%) opposing. With climate change effects expected to drive additional displacement in the future, a majority (55%) support allowing more people into their country who are seeking refuge to escape natural disaster or the effects of climate change, with one in seven (14%) opposing this. (...) Two in five (41%) support allowing more people into their country if they are seeking refuge due to their race, ethnicity or nationality (19% oppose); two in five (38%) if due to their sexual orientation or gender identity (23% oppose) and the same proportion (38%) if due to their gender (20% oppose); a third (36%) if due to their religion (23% oppose); and a third (35%) if due to their political opinion (24% oppose).
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Score: 972068.4 - https://www.unhcr.org/ua/en/46...s-war-in-ukraine-wears-on.html
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Facebook Twitter Print Email Individuals opposing development projects increasingly branded anti-government – UN expert 29 October 2013 Human rights defenders who oppose large-scale development projects are increasingly being branded as ‘anti-government’ or ‘enemies of the State,’ a United Nations independent expert warned today. Human rights defenders who oppose large-scale development projects are increasingly being branded as ‘anti-government’ or ‘enemies of the State,’ a United Nations independent expert warned today. (...) Independent experts or special rapporteurs are appointed by the UN Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a country situation or a specific human rights theme.
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Score: 971318.4 - https://news.un.org/en/story/2013/10/454032
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Facebook Twitter Print Email South Sudan: UN chief lauds steps to ending conflict between opposing factions 8 November 2014 Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has applauded the measures adopted by the group of African states working to end the simmering tensions in South Sudan and voiced hope that peace could quickly return to the young country, according to a United Nations spokesperson. (...) Political in-fighting between President Salva Kiir and his former deputy, Riek Machar, started in mid-December 2013 and subsequently turned into a full-fledged conflict that has sent nearly 100,000 civilians fleeing to UNMISS bases around the country. The crisis has uprooted some 1.5 million people and placed more than 7 million at risk of hunger and disease (...) South Sudan Related Stories On 20th anniversary, Security Council honours role of Rwandan genocide Tribunal Yemen: UN welcomes new government aimed at bringing peace to country Ban welcomes release of two US nationals held by DPR Korea News Tracker: Past Stories on This Issue South Sudan: Ban condemns renewed violence between opposing factions 30 October 2014 Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged an immediate end of all hostilities in South Sudan amid a renewed outbreak of violence in two towns in the country’s North, the United Nations confirmed today.
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Score: 968684.1 - https://news.un.org/en/story/2014/11/483142
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