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"Solid decisions" expected at UN Forum on Forests, says a UN official

Listen / Ms. Jan McAlpine, the Director of the Secretariat of the United Nations Forum on Forests

"Solid decisions" on the protection of forests are expected to come out of the Untied Nations conference taking place in Istanbul, Turkey. That's the assessment of Jan McAlpine the Director of the UN Forum on Forests, as its two-week session winds down. Representatives of governments, UN agencies, experts and activists have been discussing the importance [...]

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Mobile court scheme aims to bring justice for refugees in Uganda

Listen / Congolese refugees arrive in Uganda.  (© UNHCR/G.Katende)

A mobile court scheme has started to bring justice for refugees who have been victims of crime in Uganda, says the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR). The agency launched the project with the Ugandan government on Monday at the Nakivale settlement in the south-western part of the country. UNHCR says the mobile court's first session [...]

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The UN commemorates the Rwandan genocide

Listen / A memorial ceremony

The United Nations this week commemorated the anniversary of the 1994 Rwandan genocide when Hutu extremists murdered approximately 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus. The genocide, which started on 7 April and went on for about 100 days, is commemorated each year to remind the world about the terrible and irreversible loss suffered by humanity as [...]

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UN human rights office condemns Sunday's attacks in Mogadishu

Listen / UN Human Rights Office logo

The United Nations human rights office has condemned last Sunday's terrorist attacks in Somalia which killed more than 50 people, including lawyers and human rights defenders. It says the attacks, for which the Al Shabaab insurgents have claimed responsibility, potentially damage recent efforts to strengthen the administration of justice in Somalia. These efforts, it adds, [...]

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UN Daily News 16 April 2013

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UN chief strongly condemns human rights abuses in Central African Republic

Listen / Martin Nesirky

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the acts of violence perpetrated by the Séléka rebels who took over the Central African Republic last month. The Secretary-General says he is greatly concerned about the deterioration of the humanitarian situation and the continued grave violations of human rights across the country. These violations, he adds, [...]

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UN calls for end to violations and lawlessness in CAR

Listen / Children in a camp for displaced person in CAR

United Nations officials are concerned about the deteriorating security situation in the Central African Republic since the Séléka rebels seized power more than three weeks ago. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the violence perpetrated by the rebels against civilians. He is urging the de facto authorities to restore law and order throughout the [...]

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Campaign for local elections in Côte d'Ivoire is relatively peaceful: UN official

Listen / UN Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Edmond Mulet

The campaign for Sunday's local elections in Côte d'Ivoire has been conducted relatively peacefully, according to the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Edmond Mulet. Mr. Mulet on Tuesday reported to the Security Council on the situation in Côte d'Ivoire and the work of the United Nations operation in the country (UNOCI). He said Côte [...]

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The War on Flu

Listen / A technician at work in a laboratory

The story of influenza and the fight against the virus led by the World Health Organization. Language: English Genre: Drama 1954 Duration: 14″26″

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UN Forum in Turkey discusses financing for sustainable forests

Listen / Jan McAlpine, Director of the UN Forum on Forests Secretariat

How can countries access and get enough financing to make forests sustainable for the future, is the most important question delegates are discussing at the UN Forum on Forests in Istanbul, Turkey. Jan McAlpine, the Director of the UN Forum on Forests Secretariat says delegates are discussing where the gaps are; what countries need and [...]

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New virus continues to spread in China, says UN health agency

Listen / Avian influenza (WHO@PHOTO)

The number of people killed by the new strain of bird flu virus in China continues to rise and has now reached 14 according to the World Health Organization (WHO). At least 63 people have been infected by the virus also known as H7N9. WHO says more than 1,000 people who have been in contact [...]

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UN calls for an end to violations and lawlessness in Central African Republic

Listen / displaced civillians in Central African Republic

Over 119 people have been killed in the Central African Republic since the take over of the government by rebel forces last month, according to the UN  human rights office (OHCHR). There are reports of widespread human rights violations including targeted killings, arbitrary arrests and detention, torture, recruitment of children, rapes, disappearances and kidnappings in [...]

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