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A new climate agreement will move sustainable development from the margins to the mainstream: SG

Listen / Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) meets with Ulrich Schröder, Chief Executive Officer of KfW Bankengruppe and Chairman of the International Development Finance Club (IDFC), in Washington, D.C.

Our main challenge is to ensure that the discussions about a post-2015 development agenda and a new climate agreement will move sustainable development from the margins to the mainstream, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in remarks Sunday at the annual meeting of the International Development Finance Club. He said the new development vision should encompass the [...]

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UN Security Council condemns attacks on UNAMID

Listen / Security Council chamber

The members of the Security Council have condemned in the strongest terms the attack by unidentified armed assailants on an African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) military observer in El Fasher, North Darfur. The Council cited the attack on 11 October, in which a Zambian military observer was killed, and another attack by [...]

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Healthy people depend on healthy food systems: FAO

Listen / World Food Day, 26 October 2013

The UN food agency (FAO) will commemorate World Food Day with events in Rome and around the world on the importance of food systems for food security and nutrition, and food waste, among other areas. This year's slogan is Healthy People Depend on Healthy Food Systems. And the theme is Sustainable food systems for food [...]

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UN funding kickstarts relief to displaced people in the Philippines

Listen / Typhoon Bopha was the most deadly storm globally killing over 1,000 people across Mindanao in the Philippines.

Although the Philippines were hit by a typhoon over the weekend, the senior UN humanitarian official there is praising the country's preparedness and resilience. David Carden, who heads the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the Philippines, reports that so far, 13 deaths have been attributed to Typhoon Nari, which slammed [...]

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UNRWA deplores violence affecting camp for Palestine refugees in Syria

Listen / Palestinian refugees in Syria

The UN agency which works with Palestine refugees (UNRWA) has condemned recent violence in a refugee camp in southern Syria which reportedly claimed several lives and damaged facilities. UNRWA issued a statement on Monday saying initial reports indicate the Dera'a refugee camp was directly affected by intense fighting on Saturday which allegedly killed seven Palestine [...]

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The world economy remains in a state of disarray: UNCTAD

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Five years after the onset of the global financial crisis, the world economy remains in a state of disarray, according to a new report of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). In its overview of the global situation, UNCTAD says strong expansionary monetary policies in the major developed economies have not succeeded in [...]

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GAVI says it's on track to immunize 250 million children by 2015

Listen / Medical worker administering polio vaccination to child in Afghanistan

The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization known as the GAVI Alliance says it is on track immunize a quarter of a billion children by 2015. GAVI issued a report in Geneva on Monday on its four-year programme to save children's lives through vaccinations. It will be formally presented at a meeting of GAVI donors [...]

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Secretary-General condemns deadly attack on peacekeepers in Darfur

Listen / Two blue helmets belonging to UN peacekeepers

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned a deadly weekend attack on peacekeepers in Darfur which resulted in the deaths of three "blue helmets" from Senegal. In a statement issued by his Spokesperson, Ban Ki-moon called on the Sudanese government to bring those responsible to justice, adding that all too often peacekeepers are killed while helping [...]

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Joint Special Representative Brahimi pushes ahead for second Conference on Syria

Listen / Lakhdar Brahimi

The UN/League of Arab States Joint Special Representative Lakdhar Brahimi will be travelling shortly to the Mideast region, meeting with all of the relevant countries and parties. Mr. Brahimi says he will be working on the question of the process for what is being termed as a Geneva 2 conference on Syria. In joint remarks [...]

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Teaching in Pakistan's conservative society, a risky business

Listen / Pakistani girls in class at the Government Girls Primary School in Thehlaknike, Pakistan

The value of educating a girl is not well understood in conservative areas of Pakistan, according to the Director of the Khushal School and College in Swat. Mariam Khalique is also a teacher of Malala Yousafzai, the student and education activist shot by the Taliban last year. The Taliban used to control Swat Valley, in [...]

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Indonesian community breaks ground by housing climate change centre

Listen / The first Climate Communications Centre in the archipelago nation of Indonesia

A community of fishermen and rubber tappers is breaking ground by housing the first Climate Communications Centre in the archipelago nation of Indonesia. Nestled near the winding Kahayan river, the remote village of Buntoi, may seem like an unlikely place to talk about, let alone practice, connectivity. Jocelyne Sambira reports. Duration: 2'46"  

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250 million children to be vaccinated by 2015

Listen / polio-immunization-india

The GAVI Alliance is on track to meet its targets of supporting developing countries to immunize nearly 250 million children by 2015. The organization says the immunization will help avert over four million deaths amongst children. Funded at a cost of $ 7.4 billion, the GAVI Alliance says the four year immunization programme is also on [...]

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