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Could Nauru be the "litmus test" for the post-2015 development agenda?

Listen / Central and Southwestern end of the island of Nauru -

Although the remote Pacific island nation Nauru is so small it does not have an official capital, some of the world’s biggest problems such as dealing with the effects of climate change can be found within its 21 square kilometres.  Amina Mohammed, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advisor on Post-2015 Development Planning, who recently visited the [...]

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UN: Chronic malnutrition persists in DPRK despite improved harvests.

Listen / A woman health worker examines the chest of a malnourished boy at a hospital in the northern city of Huichon. UNICEF

Production of staple foods in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea(DPRK) has increased for the third year running, but many households still remain food insecure, according an assessment done by two United Nations agencies. The joint Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Food Programme(WFP) indicates that [...]

28 Nov 2013 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Yemen in violation of the Landmine ban Treaty

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Yemen has admitted being in violation of the international Mine Ban Treaty which prohibits the use ,stockpiling, production and transfer of landmines. The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) says forces loyal to the government of Yemen laid thousands of antipersonnel mines in 2011 in at least two locations and which resulted in at least [...]

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UNDP joins the #GivingTuesday movement

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This Thursday, 28 November, is Thanksgiving Day, a national holiday in the United States. It's a time when families gather to express gratitude for the many blessings they have received. No doubt retailers, both brick-and-mortar stores and online, give thanks for the Friday and Monday after Thanksgiving. "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday," as they are [...]

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

UNRWA archive exhibition shows audiovisual history of the Palestine refugees

Listen / Image of Palestine refugee children from UNRWA's newly digitized film and photo archive.

The audiovisual history of the Palestine refugees has now been made available in the modern media era through the digitization of the United Nations relief and works agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) film and photo archive. UNRWA photographers and filmmakers are the main contributors to this collection, spanning from the aftermath of the 1948 mass [...]

28 Nov 2013 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

South Sudan at a crossroads on the path to consolidating peace: UN envoy

Listen / Hilde Johnson, Special Representative of the Secretary-General to South Sudan

South Sudan continues to confront pressing challenges which include addressing inter-communal violence and human rights abuses by the security forces. However, Hilde Johnson, head of the UN mission in the country (UNMISS), believes the world's youngest nation is at a crossroads and that there are signs of hope. In a briefing this month to the [...]

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