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Hi. I'm Yunhee Park. I am studing in  Hannam University, Korea. I have an interest in the United Nations. I'd like to know what's going on in whole world, and I hope that everyone live in the safe world.  That's why I choose this topic. I can get world news and informations about diversity of cultures through this page.

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Ken Morrison's comment, May 26, 2013 11:39 PM
Hi Yunhee. Your site is coming together. I see improvement. My main advice to improve your score and enjoyment is to start following classmates and engaging with them with thanks and comments.
Ken Morrison's comment, May 26, 2013 11:43 PM
Also, I would consider looking at your tagging system. I see "United Nations" and "UN". Are you doing that because you want people to find your content by searching for either one? If so, I support it. However, you should try to avoid having tags that are too similar. For example, if I use "iPad" as a tag, I should not have "iPads" as another tag.
YunHee Park's comment, May 30, 2013 10:14 AM
Thank you for your advice professor Morrison.
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UN in Korea | New United Nations Premises launched in Incheon ...

UN in Korea | New United Nations Premises launched in Incheon ... | What's going on in the United Nations | Scoop.it
Dignitaries cut ribbon at the opening ceremony of the United Nations premises at ITower in Songdo, Incheon, Friday. They include Kilaparti Ramakrishna, at the podium, director of UNESCAP-ENEA, and Han Seung-soo, ninth ...
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Myanmar: Ban welcomes agreement in Kachin

Myanmar: Ban welcomes agreement in Kachin | What's going on in the United Nations | Scoop.it
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the agreement reached between the Government of Myanmar and the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO), calling it a first step towards reconciliation in the country.
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This is the first meeting between the Government and the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) inside the country since conflict broke out in June 2011. Actually I don't know about the details of their conflict. But I know both leader want to communicate each other and they are effort to do that. And UN is the role of arbitration and transmission.

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United Nations History Project

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Welcome to the United Nations History Project. The project aims to illustrate the scholarly importance of studying the history of the United Nations and international organizations in general.

 

It is a starting point for scholars who wish to research in UN archives or find online materials related to the UN. The website provides comprehensive guides to physical and online sources on the United Nations. It also collates many of the research guides on the United Nations that already exist. In addition, leading scholars on the UN have written about their experiences working in UN archives and discuss further research possibilities.


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If you want to know about United Nations History, please visit this site. There are lots of informations and these will be really helpful. I have to look around this site in detail.

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YunHee Park's comment, June 2, 2013 5:27 AM
Tnanks you for this.
Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, June 2, 2013 5:32 AM
Glad you found useful/of interest YunHee!
ksraju's curator insight, June 7, 2013 9:39 AM

Indian History is key

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UN chief urges African development forum to focus on economy, society and environment

UN chief urges African development forum to focus on economy, society and environment | What's going on in the United Nations | Scoop.it
Lasting solutions in Africa must address the links between peace, security and development, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, urging participants at an international conference to work through global dialogue to address the socio-economic...
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I'm glad to read this article! And I believe that Africa will develop. The fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development already held. And many national organizations effort to helping Africa. Also in the article, “Many African Governments understand the value of investing in people,” Mr. Ban stressed, but noted that millions of Africans lack jobs, health care and food, and suffer under conflicts. And he urged participants to “advance progress on education, health and women's empowerment and unleash the power of Africa's vibrant youth.”

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Given same opportunities as others, children with disabilities can be agents of change

Given same opportunities as others, children with disabilities can be agents of change | What's going on in the United Nations | Scoop.it
Children with disabilities have the same rights as all children but are some of the most invisible and marginalized people in the world according to a United Nations report released today, which cites recommendations on how to actively include...
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United Nations chief 'deeply concerned' by Hezbollah's role in Syria war - NDTV

United Nations chief 'deeply concerned' by Hezbollah's role in Syria war - NDTV | What's going on in the United Nations | Scoop.it
NDTV United Nations chief 'deeply concerned' by Hezbollah's role in Syria war NDTV United Nations: United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Sunday he is "deeply concerned" by Hezbollah's growing role in Syria's civil war and called for...

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They have to quit  the violence inside Syria. In the article, Lebanese leaders must keep a "strict adherence" to an accord they made to stay neutral in the war "and keep Lebanon safe from conflict," Nesirky said.

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YunHee Park's comment, May 29, 2013 9:42 AM
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Syria crisis: UN debates Qusair fighting as powers spar - BBC News

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Syria crisis: UN debates Qusair fighting as powers spar
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An emergency debate on Syria is due to be held at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday.
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I am really uncomfortable when I saw the article about fighting. I wish the fight to end early. And I hope that they would get the rights what they wanted. No more fighting. No more killing. No more tragedy.

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UN News - On Africa Day, UN chief says continent's future full of opportunity and hope

UN News - On Africa Day, UN chief says continent's future full of opportunity and hope | What's going on in the United Nations | Scoop.it
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today declared that while Africans forge ahead with “a new narrative” for their continent, the United Nations will support them as they faced any challenges that remain on the path towards a prosperous future.
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In his message to mark Africa Day, which commemorates the founding in 1963 of the Organization of African Unity, now known as the African Union (AU), Mr. Ban acknowledged that over the past decade, the continent had witnessed “unprecedented progress,” largely at the hands of the AU.

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UN agency calls on Syria's neighbours to keep borders open for refugees

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UN News Centre UN agency calls on Syria's neighbours to keep borders open for refugees UN News Centre 24 May 2013 – The United Nations refugee agency today called on countries around Syria to keep their borders open for refugees, while also...
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UN offers to help with recovery efforts in tornado-hit Oklahoma

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the United Nations is ready to help with the recovery efforts in the State of Oklahoma in the United States following Monday's devastating tornado.
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I hope that it should recover as soon as possible.

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UN marks International day Against Homophobia - Newsday - Newsday

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Newsday UN marks International day Against Homophobia - Newsday Newsday UNITED NATIONS -- The UN commemorated the International Day Against Homophobia on Friday, saying lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are entitled to protection by...

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‘Outraged’ by rising death toll in Syria, General Assembly demands halt to all violence

‘Outraged’ by rising death toll in Syria, General Assembly demands halt to all violence | What's going on in the United Nations | Scoop.it
Expressing grave concern at the continuing escalation of violence in Syria, the United Nations General Assembly today adopted a resolution reiterating its call for rapid progress on a political transition, “which represents the best opportunity to...
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UN: Funds Urgently Needed Ahead of Pakistani Monsoons - Voice of America

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Voice of America UN: Funds Urgently Needed Ahead of Pakistani Monsoons Voice of America UNITED NATIONS — A senior United Nations official is warning that millions of Pakistanis could be left vulnerable to the effects of the upcoming monsoon season...
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I'm interested in cultural diversity so I like to search about world news and world activities. That's why I chose my topic on the United Nations.

 

 At first, I was unfamiliar with Scoop-it. So I asked to my friends but they also didn't know what it was. When thinking about social media, most Koreans come up with only Facebook and twitter. So Mr. Morrison was the only person who can give me an advice.  Due to that, it was hard to start.

 

 The most difficult and important thing was constantly posting. We are all busy and there are a lot of things to do. I could not post everyday but I tried to post consistently. Every time I wanted to give up, I was motivated by the Scoop it score. When I first saw the scoop it score, I was glad that it acknowledged me so I couldn't quit posting in order to raise my scores.

 

 The second problem was time. I had to completely understand the article. However all the articles were written by English and I spent a large amount of time trying to understand it. I felt that it was a waste of time. And I began to doubt whether this will really help with me with my career? As time passed, the problems I faced were solved. The more I posted articles, I could feel my English skills improving. Also I gained more interest in the UN.

 

 Making a community also helped me. There are many people who have good scoop it pages and I learned through them. During the time I spent on scoop it, what made me happiest was when the community members left comments. I realized then for the first time that I am able to communicate with them.

 

 My favorite scoop it is the "United Nations, A Day in the Life of Real Interpreters". One day I saw a video that is about interpreters in UN. In this video, the interpreters who worked in the UN introduced their jobs. My mother tongue is Korean. And I have studied English for eight years! Of course, I will study continuously. But I have still many problems when I using English. I know studying and using the second language is not easy. And everyone knows that. But they use many languages immediately and they don't accept just one small mistake. Because they are working nationals work. If they don't work perfectly, the whole world could not communicate. I learned how interpreters are great and there are lots of different jobs in the United Nations. And I want to know other job positions in the United Nations. So I tried to find contents like that in these days.

 

 Also I scooped the "Tanya De Mello's TED video, Here's how you get a job at the UN." During the time I spent on scoop it, I get more interest in getting a job in the UN. I didn't know what should I do for entering UN. So I took effort to find some materials about that. It, however, was not easy. When I found that first, I was really happy. Here is advice.

 

 "Before you try to know the tips for getting a job in UN, think why do you want to work," Mello said, "Do something. Something small and meaningful."

 

All advices that she gave me hit my head. I thought that I am doing well ready for getting a job. But actually I didn't do anything. What I was doing was just search the tips on the Internet. It is not completely wrong but it was not  really meaningful. Now I know what should I do.

 

 Now my scoop it score is 50 and I have 43 views. I know it is not high. And I have no idea how scoop it grads the score. But I am still working on scoop it and it is founding stage. I believe that I can get more higher score someday if I work hard, and steadily. Then, more people follow me, so my scoop it page will get strong. I can not wait until that.

 

 And I will also produce another topic that I am interested in. That might be about mass media. I have interests in the photos, videos, dramas, and films. It will help my career too. May be I will find some job that combined with these two topics.

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TEDxUW - Tanya De Mello - Here's how you get a job at the UN

Whether acting as a United Nations Field Officer or as a local student volunteer, Tanya De Mello's work has always been focused on building communities. Whet...
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"Before you try to know the tips for getting a job in UN, think why do you want to work," Mello said, "Do something. Something small and meaningful."

 

Wow. It hit my head....

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Innovate Your Future: Empower Young Women through Technology

WHAT: Google + Hangout organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) highlighting ...
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So far, the technology has given huge improving of women's rights and finally women get leader's position. It was difficult to be a leader for women long time ago. That was almost impossible. However as technology get developed, women can get knowledges and also the social consciousness was developed. So now there are lots of women leaders in the world. Unfortunately, there are many nations where still have not been developed. Women who lived in those countries, don't have not only human rights but also leader's position. I hope many companies spread their technology to them and many women get their rights as possible.

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Bangladesh must address lack of protection for women from violence

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A United Nations independent expert today called on Bangladesh to ensure the effective implementation of laws and measures that protect women from violence, stressing that in addition to the enforcement of policies, changes in attitudes need to...
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Inside Story - Gauging Hezbollah's role in Syria

Saying it has "real friends in the region", Hassan Nasrallah, secretary general of the Lebanese-Shia group Hezbollah, has promised not to let the government ...
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If you want to know the details about Hezbollah's role, please watch this video. In short, Hizballah is a Shi'a Islamic militant group and political party based in Lebanon. It receives financial and political support from Iran and Syria, and its paramilitary wing is regarded as a resistance movement throughout much of the Arab and Muslim worlds.

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UN warns of acute humanitarian needs in eastern Mali

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The United Nations relief wing today warned of severe humanitarian needs in Gao in eastern Mali, including the need to rehabilitate the water supply and increase food assistance.
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Gao was among the areas affected by the fighting that broke out last year in northern Mali between Government forces and Tuareg rebels, after which radical Islamists seized control of the area. The crisis uprooted hundreds of thousands of civilians and led to a dire humanitarian crisis.

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United Nations, A Day in the Life of Real Interpreters

"A Day in the Life of Real Interpreters" by director Sydney Pollack is an interesting look at the challenges of simultaneous interpretation, explained by Dia...

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Wow! I am really impressed. I don't know how to describe my feeling now. My mother tongue is Korean. And I have studied English for eight years! Of course, I will study continuously. But I have still many problems when I using English. I know studying and using the second language is not easy. And everyone know that. But look at them! They use many languages immediately and they don't accept just one small mistake. Because they are working nationals work. If they don't work perfectly, the whole world could not communicate. I learned how interpreters are great and there are lots of jobs in the United Nations. I want to know other job position in the United Nations.

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YunHee Park's comment, May 26, 2013 10:57 AM
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Security Council recognizes contribution of UN Yugoslav tribunal

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Members of the Security Council on Saturday marked the 20th anniversary of the United Nations tribunal set up in the wake of the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s, recognizing the Hague-based body's commitment to the fight against impunity for...
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UN appeals ruling in favor of whistleblower - Jakarta Post

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UN appeals ruling in favor of whistleblower
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The United Nations is appealing a U.N. tribunal's ruling in favor of a whistleblower who accused senior colleagues of retaliating after he alleged corruption in the U.N.
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Ban concerned about provocations after latest DPR Korea missile test

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced his concern about provocations and tensions on the Korean Peninsula following reports that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) launched short-range guided missiles into the sea on Saturday.
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The latest action comes despite repeated calls by the international community, including Mr. Ban and the United Nations Security Council, for DPRK to refrain from any actions that might exacerbate tensions on the Peninsula.

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UN panel: Sanctions delaying NKorea nuke program - CBS News

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UN panel: Sanctions delaying NKorea nuke program CBS News UNITED NATIONS North Korea is still trying to import and export nuclear and ballistic missile-related items but financial and trade sanctions are slowing progress on development of their...
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N.Korea must stop to develop nuclear. It's the behavior of against humanity.

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Health gap between countries is narrowing, but challenges remain

Health gap between countries is narrowing, but challenges remain | What's going on in the United Nations | Scoop.it
The health gap between poor and rich countries has narrowed significantly over the past two decades according to a United Nations report released today, which stresses that in spite of this progress, challenges still remain to achieve the health...
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