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Accord paves way for return of Somali refugees in Kenya

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• The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and the governments of Kenya and Somalia on Sunday signed an accord on the return of Somali refugees from Kenya. Kenya is hosting over 470,000 Somali refugees. UNHCR says about 60,000 Somali refugees have already spontaneously returned home as the situation continues to stabilize in their country. South Sudan [...]

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World Diabetes Day: Know the warning signs, get the care you need

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Three hundred and forty-seven million people worldwide have diabetes and the World Health Organization (WHO) projects that it will be the 7th leading cause of death in 2030. Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas cannot produce enough insulin, or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces, resulting in [...]

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UN Daily News 14 November 2013

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ICC prosecutor briefs Security Council on Libya war crimes cases

Listen / Fatou Bensouda

The Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) is strongly urging the Libyan authorities to surrender the son of the country's former leader who is wanted for crimes against humanity. Fatou Bensouda briefed the UN Security Council on Thursday on the case of Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi and another senior official charged with crimes committed in [...]

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Nearly half a trillion U.S. dollars are spent on branding annually

Listen / World Intellectual Property Report titled Brands: Reputation and Image in the Global Marketplace

The money spent by companies around the world on branding is more than what they invest in research and development, according to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The agency on Thursday issued its second World Intellectual Property Report titled Brands: Reputation and Image in the Global Marketplace. The report offers fresh data, analysis and [...]

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Security Council welcomes end of M23 rebellion in DR Congo

Listen / A wide view of the Security Council (Credit: UN Photo/Paulo Filgueira)

The UN Security Council has welcomed the recent announcement that an armed group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo would end its months-long rebellion in the eastern part of the country. In a statement on Thursday, Council members said the 19-month-long insurgency by the M23 group had resulted in a significant number of deaths, [...]

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UN humanitarian chief appeals for full international support for Typhoon Haiyan survivors

Listen / 13 November, Philippines: Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos visits communities affected by Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban. Tens of thousands of people have lost their homes and are now living in the open or in damaged buildings. Credit: OCHA

UN Humanitarian Coordinator Valerie Amos is appealing for a sustained and collective international response to help people affected by the deadly typhoon which hit the Philippines nearly a week ago. Amos was in the Philippine capital, Manila, on Thursday where she highlighted the need for continued support to survivors of Typhoon Haiyan. Although UN agencies [...]

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Secretary-General promotes healthy lifestyles on World Diabetes Day

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With diabetes on the rise globally, the UN Secretary-General is calling on countries to foster sustainable food production and consumption and for people everywhere to minimize their risk of getting the disease. In a message on World Diabetes Day, observed this Thursday, 14 November, Ban Ki-moon says these moves can contribute to better living for [...]

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UN nuclear watchdog agency helps bring radiotherapy technology to developing countries

Listen / The IAEA and its partners help developing countries increase access to lifesaving radiotherapy treatment, Vietnam. (Photo: A. Leuker/IAEA)

Radiotherapy is one of the essential components of treatment for many forms of cancer. But the technology and resources needed to treat the disease are expensive. For many developing countries access to radiotherapy equipment is limited or non-existent. Many cancer patients living in these countries either pay a large sum of money to get treated [...]

14 Nov 2013 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Cycling helps promote reconciliation in Rwanda

Listen / Rising From Ashes – A Cycling Documentary

"Rising from Ashes" a documentary film about the Rwandan cycling team was screened at the United Nations on Tuesday. Members of the team include survivors of the 1994 genocide, in which Hutu extremists reportedly killed approximately one million people, mainly Tutsis and moderate Hutus. The coach of Team Rwanda is Jock Boyer, the first American [...]

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Civilians in Central African Republic a forgotten lot, says UNICEF's Ambassador

Listen / Mia Farrow in a displaced camp

  UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow today pleaded for urgent action to stem violence in the Central African Republic that is taking a heavy toll on the civilian population, especially women and children. Speaking in Geneva after a week-long visit to the country, Ms Farrow described the Central African Republic as a place with the [...]

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