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Wonder Woman smashes box-office records and gender stereotypes

The Wonder Woman movie, directed by American Patty Jenkins and starring Israeli Gal Gadot, is bringing attention to women's roles in Hollywood and beyond.
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Ambassador Haley: ‘Time is short’ on North Korea

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley warns of the threat from North Korea's missile program at an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council.
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The gavel passes quickly for U.N. Security Council presidents

No one can run for president of the United Nations Security Council. The job simply rotates each month among the 15 nations.
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Malala Yousafzai becomes youngest U.N. peace messenger

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai is now a U.N. Messenger of Peace, the highest honor bestowed by the U.N. chief on a global citizen.
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Daughter of South Asian immigrants becomes U.N. ambassador

Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley will serve as the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
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What does it mean to be free from want or fear?

Before the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt declared four universal freedoms. Are they relevant today?
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What are YOU doing to stop gender-based violence? [video]

Gender-based violence victimizes one out of three women worldwide. A new initiative challenges everyone to take action to end this worldwide scourge.
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One in three: Why this statistic will haunt you and what...

One in three women is a victim of violence or abuse. Support 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence and reverse the trend.
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Can Wonder Woman knock out goal Number 5?

The United Nations has named Wonder Woman an honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls. Actress Lynda Carter says education is key.