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A new day in Mali as UN mission begins operations

Listen / Contingent putting blue berets of the UN peacekeepers

• A new United Nations peacekeeping mission for insurgent-beset Mali was launched on the first of July as troops from a previous, African-led international force officially donned the blue berets that identify the operations of the world organization. African countries battle deadly tsetse fly with help from UN atomic energy agency • For thousands of [...]

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WMO records first decade of 21st century as one of "climate extremes"

Listen / Global Climate Report. [WMO Photo]

The first decade of the 21st century was the hottest on record, according to the World Meteorological Organization, WMO, the United Nations weather agency. Gerry Adams reports. Duration: 3’03″

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UN Daily News 3 July 2013

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Codex Alimentarius Commission – code for safe, good food

Listen / Farmer Shravani Devi Pachar working in the fields. [adapted from UNIFEED]

Safe, good food – that's the foundation for the creation of the Codex Alimentarius Commission by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The world’s food standard body is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Beng Poblete-Enriquez reports. Duration: 2'46"

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Agreement reached on increased family visits for long-separated Sahrawi families

Listen / Separated families meet up again during a family visit in Western Sahara. [Photo: UNHCR/S.Hopper]

Agreement has been reached to expand a programme of family visits between Western Saharan refugees living in camps near Tindouf, Algeria, and their families in the Western Sahara Territory. The agreement follows a meeting in Geneva between Morocco, Frente Polisario, Algeria, Mauritania and the UN refugee agency –UNHCR. The visits are a key element in [...]

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UN official calls for an end to Israeli restrictions on free movement of people and goods in the Gaza Strip

Listen / WFP food distribution in Gaza

Israel has been urged to lift long-term restrictions, including the blockade of Gaza in place since 2007. The call comes from UN Humanitarian Coordinator James Rawley. He says "the cumulative impact of Israel's restrictions, some of which have been in place for more than a decade, has devastated the livelihoods of families in Gaza, such [...]

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A new day in Mali as UN mission begins operations

Listen / Contingent putting blue berets of the UN peacekeepers

With one simple motion, soldiers who were serving in Mali under an African-led international force were welcomed into the United Nations family. During a ceremony on Monday in the capital, Bamako, the soldiers removed their hats, switching them for the blue berets of UN peacekeepers. Dianne Penn has the story. Duration: 2’22″

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UNAIDS pledges support to networks for women living with HIV to advance cervical cancer programmes

Listen / UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé speaking at the African First Ladies Summit. [UNAIDS/S.Lewis]

  UNAIDS has pledged to support the Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon (PRRR) initiative, including through a commitment of US$100,000 over three years to help promote the engagement of women living with HIV in the design and implementation of programmes in PRRR countries. UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé says "In a people-centred approach we can ensure [...]

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2001- 2010: A Decade of Climate Extremes

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The world experienced unprecedented high impact climate extremes in the decade to 2010, from heat waves in Europe, hurricanes and tropical storms in the Americas and Asia, floods in Pakistan and droughts in Australia and East Africa, according to a new report by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The report says the 2001-2010 decade was [...]

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