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Palau believes ocean health should be included in the post-2015 agenda

Listen / Stuart Beck

The Pacific island nation of Palau wants to harness the power of social media to benefit the world's oceans. Stuart Beck, the country's ambassador to the UN, says oceans should be part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will dominate the global development agenda in the coming years. He says although issues such as [...]

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Corporate leaders look at ways to contribute to peace building

Listen / Georg Kell

Identifying how the private sector can effectively support and contribute to peace building is the focus of a day-long meeting at the United Nations on Tuesday. One panel looks at promoting responsible investment and other actions that could have positive impacts in countries on the agenda of the UN Peacebuilding Commission, such as Burundi, Liberia [...]

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UN Mission chief says Mali accord a "critical" first step

Listen / Bert Koenders

The signing of a preliminary agreement by parties in Mali is an important first step towards full restoration of constitutional order and territorial integrity, according to the top UN official in the country. In a briefing on Tuesday to the Security Council, Bert Koenders, head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), [...]

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Sweltering situation in Syria

Listen / Lakhdar Brahimi

UN Joint Special Representative for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi said the situation in Syria continues to deteriorate and plans to hold the international peace conference in Geneva in July do not appear feasible. Meanwhile, soaring summer temperatures, overcrowding and deteriorating hygienic conditions are the latest threats facing four million children affected by the ongoing conflict in [...]

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Report calls for "new deal" for smallholder farmers

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The majority of the world's hungry people paradoxically are smallholder farmers, according to a report by the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition. It finds that of the nearly 1.5 billion people worldwide who subsist on less than $1.25 a day, roughly 70 per cent live in rural areas and depend [...]

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New HIV infections among children reduced by 50% in sub-Saharan Africa

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New HIV infections among children have been reduced by 50% or more in seven countries in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a new report out Tuesday. But it also shows that access to treatment remains unacceptably low for children––only 3 in 10 children in need of treatment have access in most of the 'Global Plan' priority [...]

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Worsening situation in Syria dampening hopes for peace talks

Listen / Lakhdar Brahimi

The United Nations, the Russian Federation and the United States of America are meeting in Geneva for a second round of talks on the holding of an international peace conference on Syria. Speaking ahead of the meeting, the UN Joint Special Representative for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi said the situation in Syria continues to deteriorate and [...]

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Secretary-General praises role of seafarers in facilitating global trade

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Without the contributions of the world's 1.5 million seafarers, international trade would "simply grind to halt," according to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. In a message marking the Day of the Seafarer, observed on 25 June, Mr. Ban urges people everywhere to think about these courageous men and women who handle much of the large-scale transport [...]

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The challenges and joys of working at sea

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June 25th marks the third international Day of the Seafarer. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is celebrating the day with a social media campaign calling on all supply chain partners to help shine a light on the sheer diversity and scale of products used in everyday life that are transported by sea. The day also [...]

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