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The world looks to the United Nations for solutions to complex problems everywhere; from ending conflict and alleviating poverty, to combating climate change and defending human rights. The issues on our agenda are manifold and diverse as are the careers we offer. Among our ranks you will find staff members who monitor elections, disarm child [...]

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Two peacekeepers freed after 136 days in captivity in Darfur

Listen / Edmond Mulet (left), Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, greets Jordanian police advisers working with UNAMID (03/06/2012)

Two peacekeepers serving with the joint United Nations-African Union mission in Darfur (UNAMID) were freed on Wednesday after four and a half months in captivity. The police personnel, Hasan Al-Mazawdeh and Qasim Al-Sarhan of Jordan were abducted on 20 August last year while on patrol in the town of Kabkabiya in North Darfur. UNAMID has [...]

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60,000 people killed in Syria conflict

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Sixty thousand people have been killed in Syria between 15 March 2011 and 30 November 2012. That's according to data specialists who carried out an in-depth analysis on behalf of the UN Human Rights Office. Rupert Colville, the spokesperson for the UN Human rights office says the list included four elements – the first and [...]

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UN Human Rights Office reports more than 60,000 killed in Syria

Listen / Smoke drifts into the sky from buildings and houses hit by shelling in Homs, Syria (June 2012). UN Photo/David Manyua

Data analysis conducted on behalf of the UN Human Rights Office shows more than 60,000 people have been killed in Syria in nearly two years of conflict. The analysis was carried out by using a combined list of more than 145,000 reported killings which took place between 15 March 2011 and 30 November 2012. The [...]

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UN mission extends support to Côte d'Ivoire after deadly stampede

Listen / Special Representative Bert Koenders. UNOCI

The United Nations Mission in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI) has offered to provide technical and logistical assistance to the country's authorities following a deadly stampede on New Year's Day. According to reports, at least 61 people died and scores others were injured when hundreds of people left a fireworks display at a stadium in the city [...]

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Two kidnapped peacekeepers released after 136 days in captivity

Listen / At the African Union-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) base in Kutum, Sudan, a peacekeeper reveals the damage done to an armoured personnel carrier after an attack

Two Jordanian peacekeepers at the joint UN-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) were released on Wednesday after being held hostage for more than 100 days. The two policemen, who are being flown home from Sudan's capital, Khartoum, appeared to be unharmed and in good health. UNAMID spokesperson Aicha Elbasri said while the mission's staff have [...]

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Turkey opens its universities to Syrian refugees

Listen / Sisters Tamara and Eilada fled their village in Syria but now have a chance to continue their studies thanks to a Turkish government decision to let qualified Syrian refugees attend universities from March.

The Turkish government has established a programme which will allow Syrian refugees in the country to attend national universities, according to the UN refugee agency (UNHCR). The government has waived all university fees for qualified Syrian refugees who will begin classes at seven universities in March. UNHCR reports that so far, 70 Bachelor's degree candidates [...]

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