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Syrian failed weekend ceasefire was 'a pause, not a true ceasefire': Brahimi

Listen / Lakhdar Brahimi

UN Arab league Joint Special Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi says Syrian government and opposition leaders did not heed his call for a ceasefire over the weekend. Mr Brahimi says what was in effect was a pause in the fighting and not a true ceasefire. Patrick Maigua Reports. Speaking in Moscow where he held talks with the [...]

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The World is moving through a Great Transition: Ban

Listen / UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

The human family is at a critical juncture and the world is moving through a Great Transition, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in an address on receiving the "Seoul Peace Prize" on Monday. In his remarks titled "The Pursuit of Peace at a Time of Global Transition", the Secretary-General pointed out that "this transition is economic, [...]

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Weather information vital in managing public health risks

Listen / Millions of people lost their homes after massive floods devastated Pakistan in summer 2010

Climate variability and extreme conditions such as floods are increasingly causing epidemics of diseases such as diarrhoea, malaria, dengue and meningitis, according to UN health and Climate experts. The World Health Organization(WHO) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) say collaboration between public health and weather experts can help better manage the control and prevention of [...]

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UN Chief deeply disappointed by failure of Syrian ceasefire

Listen / Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed disappointment at the failure of the Syria ceasefire. Patrick Maigua Reports. Speaking in South Korea where he received the Seoul Peace Prize on Monday, the Secretary-General said he was  deeply disappointed that the parties failed to respect the call to suspend fighting, stressing that the crisis cannot be solved [...]

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