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Amos calls for more support for refugees and host communities in Lebanon

Listen / The UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos.

The top UN humanitarian official on Tuesday called for more support to help the increasing number of refugees and local host communities affected by the crisis in Syria. UN Humanitarian Coordinator Valerie Amos said that since her "last visit to Lebanon just six months ago, the number of refugees has increased by more than 200 [...]

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ECOSOC focuses on international financial and trade institutions

Listen / President of ECOSOC, Nestor Osorio, during the ECOSOC 2013 High-Level Segment. [UN Photo / Anne-Laure Lechat]

The economic slowdown in the world's major economies has not diminished, according to Nestor Osorio, President of the UN Economic and Social Council, ECOSOC. In fact, new medium term risks have emerged and pose a threat to global financial stability. Gerry Adams reports. Duration: 3’05″      

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UN to remain "at the side of the Afghan people" after 2014: Deputy Secretary-General

Listen / UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson in an interview with UNAMA during his visit to Afghanistan. [Fardin Waezi / UNAMA]

As Afghanistan gears up for a period of transition following the withdrawal of foreign forces in 2014, the United Nations will remain "at that side of the Afghan people," according to UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson. Mr. Eliasson on Tuesday concluded a five-day visit to the country where he met with President Hamid Karzai and [...]

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Egyptian President urged to listen to people's protests

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The United Nations Human Rights Office has called on the President of Egypt to listen to the Egyptian people and to engage in a 'serious national dialogue' to prevent an escalation of violence in the country. Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, says the office is following the [...]

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UNICEF says children bearing the brunt of worsening situation in the Central African Republic

Listen / A mother has brought her 3-year-old child to the Ouango Health Centre in Bangui for a measles vaccination. [UNICEF Photo]

The humanitarian situation for children in the Central African Republic has worsened since the military takeover of the country, according to assessments by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). The assessments show that children in the centre and west of the country have been particularly badly affected. Healthcare provision has suffered, with medicine only being [...]

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Deputy Secretary-General concludes mission to Afghanistan

Listen / The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson at a press conference in Kabul. [Fardin Waezi / UNAMA]

UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson has wrapped up a five-day mission to Afghanistan where he met with President Hamid Karzai and other senior authorities. At a press conference in the capital, Kabul, on Tuesday, Eliasson pledged continued UN support to the country as it prepares to enter what he described as "a new phase" in [...]

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A political solution the only way of the Syrian tragedy: Ban

Listen / The Baba Amro neighbourhood in Homs, Syria. [UN Photo/Atiqul Hassan]

Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon has called on the warring sides in Syria to do their utmost to avoid civilian casualties in Homs and to allow immediate humanitarian access, as well as opportunities for trapped civilians to leave without fear of persecution. A statement from the Spokespersons' office says the Secretary-General is following with grave concern [...]

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Women at greater risk of gun-related domestic violence

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Women make up the largest number of victims killed, injured or intimidated with firearms at home, according to the latest global Small Arms Survey. Data from 111 countries shows that about 66,000 women are killed violently each year, with most of the deaths occurring at home and perpetrated by a current or former partner. The [...]

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UN: Rapid urbanization a threat to sustainable development

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New strategies are needed to address the impacts of rapid urbanization around the world, including increasing demands for energy, water, sanitation, public services, education and health, according to the 2013 UN World Economic and Social Survey. The survey estimates that nearly 6.25 billion people will be living in urban areas by 2050 with more than half [...]

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