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7/13/2018

Migration can improve the world and drive growth, and there should be more opportunities for legal migration, says United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. UN member states are expected to finalize a new Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration today.

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7/13/2018

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he supports recommendations by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein for a Human Rights Council inquiry into the situation in Kashmir. "Whenever I meet the leaders of both India and Pakistan, I always offer my good offices and I hope that in the future [they] will be able to create the mechanisms of dialogue that will allow for this problem to find an adequate political solution that the people can benefit from," Guterres says.

7/13/2018

United Nations officials have begun working toward plans for the eventual repatriation of displaced Rohingya Muslims and are being granted unfettered access to Myanmar's Rakhine State, says UN Development Program Asia-Pacific Director Haoliang Xu.

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7/13/2018

Sexual violence is being used as a weapon to intimidate and force people from their homes as the conflict in South Sudan rages on, says Pramila Patten, United Nations Special Representative on Sexual Violence and Conflict. At least 120 women and girls were sexually assaulted between April 16 and May 24, some as young as 4 years old, UN monitors report.

7/13/2018

The United Nations' new High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation will work to address technological issues like cyberwarfare and online hate speech by tracking trends and strengthening international cooperation. "As a global community, we face questions about security, equity, ethics and human rights in a digital age," says UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

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7/13/2018

The United Nations agencies, including the International Atomic Energy Agency, are ready to support efforts to denuclearize the Korean peninsula, says UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. While there have been "hiccups" in the talks between US and North Korean officials, there is high potential for a positive outcome, he says.

7/13/2018

President Donald Trump says implementation of British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit strategy would "probably kill" any chance of a trade agreement between the US and the UK. "If they do a deal like that, we would be dealing with the European Union instead of dealing with the UK," he says.

7/13/2018

Blackbaud has joined Microsoft and Okta as the third founding partner of NetHope's The Center for the Digital Nonprofit. NetHope is made up of 56 nonprofits, many focused on international aid, and the new center aims to bring together technology and expertise to solve problems in delivering aid and in other areas.

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7/13/2018

Politically oriented nonprofits are divided over President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. The Judicial Crisis Network says it will invest up to $10 million in advancing the nomination, while Demand Justice says it will spend up to $5 million opposing Kavanaugh.

7/13/2018

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed a law allocating $5 million for the creation of a local news organization called the Civic Information Consortium. "It would be a nonprofit that would invest in ideas meant to strengthen local news, municipal technology and civic engagement," explains Mike Rispoli, state director of the Free Press Action Fund.

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