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MONUSCO provides protection to citizens fleeing violence in DRC

Listen / The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

United Nations peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are providing protection to some 1,500 civilians following renewed clashes between the Congolese Army, the FARDC and the APCLS, the Citizens' Alliance for a Free and Sovereign Congo, the APCLS, according to the Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General. MONUSCO, the UN mission in the country, [...]

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Reforming energy subsidies in Africa

Listen / Nairobi, Kenya

In many countries, governments often subsidize the energy sector, keeping the price of power lower than it might otherwise be. The aim is to ease the burden on the poor by helping them access energy more cheaply. But, a new study by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) suggests that these subsidies don’t always have the [...]

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Three cases of avian influenza found in China

Listen / Avian influenza (WHO@PHOTO)

Three cases of human infection with avian influenza, H7N9, have been found in China according to the World Health Organization, WHO. The China Health and Family Planning Commission notified the World Health Organization of the three cases, which were laboratory confirmed on 29 March by China CDC. Two cases were found in Shanghai and one [...]

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Disarmament Commission opens in New York

Listen / Disarmament Commission meeting

  The latest session of the UN Disarmament Commission opened on Monday in New York. Established more than 60 years ago, it is the oldest component of the UN disarmament machinery. Dianne Penn reports that the Commission still continues to face new and continuing challenges, including nuclear proliferation and the possibility of nuclear weapons falling [...]

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UN Daily News 1 April 2013

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Newly-appointed Joint Representative for Darfur begins his position

Listen / Mohamed Ibn Chambas

Mohamed Ibn Chambas arrived in Khartoum on Monday to take up the position of Head of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and Joint Chief Mediator. Mr. Chambas, a national of Ghana, said upon his arrival, that he was happy to take up his duties in Darfur at a very crucial time. Mr. [...]

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Disarmament Commission presents challenges and opportunities:Angela Kane

Listen / Angela Kane

The work of the current session of the UN Disarmament Commission begins in a complex international environment — one that combines both old challenges and new opportunities, according to Angela Kane, the UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs. Ms. Kane made her remarks at United Nations headquarters on Monday at the opening of the Commission's [...]

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Ban visits San Marino at start of five-nation European tour

Listen / Secretary-General in San Marino

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has kicked off a five-nation tour of Europe with a visit to San Marino, the oldest republic in the world. On Monday, he spoke on the occasion of the investiture of the newly elected captains regent, praising the country's peaceful history and willingness to accept refugees. “My job takes me to many [...]

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Indonesia: Safer food for a growing population

Listen / Food irradiation machinery

Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, is a bustling metropolis with a growing population of over 12 million people. One of the popular pastimes there is eating. But food should not only be tasty, it needs to be safe. E. coli, salmonella and other harmful bacteria can be lurking in food, alongside insects and mould which [...]

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INDONESIA #12: FOKUS FOKUS KITA

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Duration: 11’17″

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INDONESIA #11: FOKUS FOKUS KITA

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Duration: 10’19″

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