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SUNS # 8739 Thursday 9 August 2018
 
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United Nations : Improvements needed to whistleblower policies in UN system (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
While there has been some progress on whistleblower policies and practices in UN system organisations, all organi zations need to continue improving in terms of their written policies, pay particul ar attention to the practices associated with supporting those who do report, and proactively protect those persons from retaliation, says a report by the UN 's Joint Inspection Unit (JIU).

United Nations : Helping indigenous peoples live equal lives (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Although indigenous peoples are being increasingly recognised by both rights activists and governmental organisations, they are still being neglected in legal documents and declar ations.

Africa : Winds of change on Kenya's northern borders (PRIV)
(IPS, Nairobi)
Previously characterised by belligerence, based on competition for resources, the border regions of Eas tern Africa can sense the blissful wind of peace approaching.


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