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More people are displaced in Mali as fighting continues: UNHCR

Women in northern Mali

  As fighting continues in Mali where rebels control the northern part of the country, people continue to flee their homes, according to the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR). The agency says that some people are fleeing into Mauritania, Niger and Burkina Faso while others are moving to the southern part of the country under [...]

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Waste not want not – the launch of a global campaign to reduce food waste

Consumers and food retailers have a big part to play in dramatically reducing the 1.3 billion tonnes of food that goes to waste each year. Worldwide, that's about one-third of all food that's produced. Speaking at the launch of the 'Think, Eat, Save. Reduce your Foodprint' campaign in Geneva today, Achim Steiner, Executive Director of [...]

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Ban urges Security Council to act on Syria

The calamity in Syria is without doubt the United Nations' main immediate test, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told reporters on Tuesday. He said the humanitarian situation is dire and getting worse. Millions of people are struggling to survive; more than 650,000 people have fled the country; lack of food and denial of access to medical treatment, [...]

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UN Daily News 22 January 2013

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UN plans for 2013 presented in General Assembly

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has told Member States that his fervent hope is that "we stop moving from crisis to crisis, from symptom to symptom and instead address the underlying causes" of the world's problems. His comments came in his first address to the Assembly for the year. Gerry Adams has more. Duration:  3’05″

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A global campaign to reduce food waste

Moldy strawberries on a platter

A call to reverse food waste was made by UN agencies. The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have joined forces to launch a new global campaign called The Think.Eat.Save. Reduce Your Foodprint campaign – a campaign on the whole issue of food waste and food loss. Beng Poblete-Enriquez reports. [...]

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UNHCR needs funds to help Syrian refugees

A Syrian mother and her son, refugees in Lebanon (UNHCR photo)

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) says it urgently needs funds to keep pace with the registration of Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries. The agency says it is aiming to register close to 3,000 Syrian refugees a day in Lebanon and Jordan alone, as the conflict continues. UNHCR recently launched an ambitious plan to help the [...]

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Ambassador at Large

Danny Kaye

Comedian, actor and singer Danny Kaye travels through Southeast Asia as Ambassador- at-Large for UNICEF in a fast-paced report on the challenges facing the region. Language: English Genre: Report 1955 Duration:

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UN will press ahead on global challenges: Ban

A view of the Headquarters of the United Nations in New York as seen from the north of the UN site.

Lasting solutions to global problems no longer lie in the hands of governments alone, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the General Assembly on Tuesday. He said the United Nations of the 21st century must think in terms of networks and coalitions. The Secretary-General said the Organization will press ahead in 2013 on the paramount challenge [...]

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Iran urged to stop execution of juvenile offenders "once and for all"


The United Nations human rights office has urged the government of Iran to stop the execution of juvenile offenders once and for all. The human rights office says it's deeply dismayed to hear about the reported execution of a juvenile offender in Iran on Wednesday. According to reports, Ali Naderi, a 21 year old man, [...]

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General Assembly briefed on UN priorities

  UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has outlined the United Nations priorities for 2013. He told the General Assembly's 193 member States that this year, they were meeting amid tremendous turmoil and uncertainty. He explained that from armed conflict in Africa and the Middle East, to economic and environmental distress across the globe, the United Nations [...]

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Disarmament forum urged to agree on its work plan

Conference on Disarmament at the United Nations, Palais des Nations in Geneva

The Conference on Disarmament known as CD, which meets in Geneva, has been urged to end its stalemate and agree on a work plan. The appeal comes from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to the CD as it began its session on Tuesday. The Conference on Disarmament is the forum where delegates from around the world negotiate [...]

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Mali sees further displacement as fighting continues: UNHCR

Malian refugees

  With air bombing and fighting continuing in Mali, the exodus of Malians seeking refuge in neighbouring countries continues, according to the UN refugee agency (UNHCR). Spokesperson Adrian Edwards says new arrivals in Mauritania, Niger and Burkina Faso are telling humanitarian agencies that they left their homes because of air strikes and fighting, as well [...]

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