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New and innovative sources of financing needed to supplement traditional Overseas Development Assistance: PGA

Listen / John Ashe

Implementing the post 2015 development agenda will require significant resource mobilization, President of the 68th session of the UN General Assembly   Dr. John Ashe told the opening of the Sixth High-level Dialogue on Financing on Monday. He said while the fulfillment of all Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) commitments remains critical, it is clear that [...]

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UN Chief strongly condemns Sunday's violence in Egypt

Listen / Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras (file photo)

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned Sunday's violence in Egypt, where more than fifty people were killed in clashes. He conveyed his condolences to the families of those killed and his wishes for a full and speedy recovery of those injured. A statement from his Spokespersons' office says "as he had stated ahead of the [...]

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Security Council members continue visit to Great Lakes region

Listen / Members of UN Security Council, Alexis Lamek (France), Gary Francis Quinlan (Australia) and Mohammed Loulichki (Maroc) face local and international media during a visit in Goma, the 6th of October 2013. © MONUSCO/Sylvain Liechti

Members of the Security Council met with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni in Kampala on Monday as they continued their visit to the Great Lakes region of Africa. The UN spokesperson in New York says earlier in the day the Council members were in Rwanda where they met with senior government officials including Rwandan President Paul [...]

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UN official calls for education to combat racism in football

Listen / Children play football next to an IDP camp in Mogadishu, Somalia, UN PHOTO / TOBIN JONES.

Racism is not a problem of sport or football but that of society and everyone has a role to play in combating it. That's what Wilfried Lemke, the UN Secretary-General's Special Advisor on Sport for Development and Peace said at an event on racism in sport organized by the UN Human Rights Office in Geneva [...]

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Video games and law of war

Listen / ICRC and military commanders on the frontlines of evacuation in Libya: ICRC (2011)

The International Committee of the Red Cross has called for video games to punish crimes committed in battle by adhering to real-life international war conventions. The organisation is concerned that some games create an impression that acts prohibited under international law are standard behavious. Patrick Maigua reports from Geneva. Duration: 3’37″

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Committee on Food Security moves to end global hunger

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Although the number of undernourished people worldwide continues to fall, much needs to be done to end hunger, according to the head of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva was speaking during the Committee on Food Security meeting which opened in Rome on Monday. Dianne Penn reports. Duration: [...]

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UN chief reiterates call for investment in fighting poverty

Listen / Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reiterated his call on developed countries to provide funds to developing countries to achieve the Millennium Development Goals or MDGs to end poverty. Secretary-General Ban spoke at the High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development attended by ministers from around the world on Monday. He recalled that world leaders gathered [...]

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Exhibit in Geneva showcases low-cost houses for displaced people

Listen / Exhibition of post-disaster housing

An exhibit showcasing some of the latest developments in easy to build, affordable and effective housing for people displaced by disasters opened in Geneva on Monday. The exhibit, hosted by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), is to mark World Habitat Day observed on the first Monday of October each year. One house, donated [...]

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UN expert restates call on EU states to prioritise migrants' human rights

Listen / François Crépeau

A top human rights official has reiterated his call on all European Union member states to urgently adopt a new approach to migration that places the rights of migrants at the forefront. The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, François Crépeau, said Monday that "Last week's tragic event off the coast of [...]

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UN Chief condemns increasing number of targeted attacks in Central African Republic

Listen / Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the increasing number of targeted attacks and retaliations against Muslims and Christians in the Central African Republic, including the most recent incidents on the Bossangoa-Bossembele axis. A statement from his Spokespersons' office says he is particularly worried about these attacks, which have the potential to further escalate the [...]

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Destruction of Syria's chemical weapons begins

Listen / The OPCW Inspection Team leaving for Syria on 30 September

The process of destroying Syria's chemical weapons programme began on Sunday, according to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The work is in compliance with a resolution unanimously adopted by the Security Council last month demanding the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons stockpiles and production facilities. OPCW says its international inspectors supported [...]

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Latest estimate show 30 million less hungry people in the world in 2013

Listen / A women sell vegetables at a market in Lubumbashi, Katanga province, DR of Congo. Photo: FAO/Olivier Asselin

Calls to build more effective links between international policies and the daily needs of millions of the world's most vulnerable people were echoed Monday as the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) began meeting in Rome. The committee is the world's most important intergovernmental and multi-stakeholder platform for food security and nutrition. Director-General of the [...]

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