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Global hunger remains a problem despite development efforts

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One of the  Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that world leaders set to be achieved by 2015 is to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger. But, there are still more than 800 million hungry people around the world according to United Nations estimates. Now, as 2015 approaches, the focus is shifting to sustainable development goals, or SDG's which [...]

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ICC judges to determine if former Congolese rebel goes to trial

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Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague have four days to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to charge former Congolese rebel leader, Bosco Ntaganda. As the former Commander of the Patriotic Forces for the Liberation of Congo (FPLC), General Ntaganda is suspected of 13 counts of war crimes and five counts [...]

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World Radio Day audio message: Theresia Makungu

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Audio Message of Theresia Makungu, Pambazuko FM, Tanzania. Duration: 2’51″  

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South Sudan peace talks should be fully inclusive, underscores UNMISS

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The importance of reaching a comprehensive peace agreement in South Sudan has been emphasized by the UN Mission in the country, UNMISS. Representatives of the government as well as the opposition have returned to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia for a second round of peace talks aimed at ending two months of conflict in the country. [...]

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World Radio Day audio message: Bibi Russell

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Audio Message of Bibi Russell Bangladeshi Fashion designer, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Duration: 3’09″

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World Radio Day audio message: Irina Bokova

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Audio Message of Irina Bokova, Director-General of  the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) Duration: 1’11″        

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Third shipment of chemical weapons material leaves Syria

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A third shipment of chemical weapons material from Syria took place on Monday, according to the Joint Mission of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the United Nations. The OPCW Director General, Ahmet Üzümcü confirmed the news on Monday. In a statement released to the press, Mr. Üzümcü said he hoped [...]

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World Radio Day audio message: Christiane Amanpour

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Audio Message of Christiane Amanpour, the Chief International Correspondent for CNN. Duration:  3’40″  

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Humanitarian pause in Homs extended for three more days

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The warring parties in Syria have agreed to extend the ceasefire in Old Homs City, for a further three days. More than 800 people have so far been evacuated from Homs during the so-called "humanitarian pause." Vital food and medical supplies were also brought to people who have been besieged with little aid for nearly [...]

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UN Daily News 10 February 2014

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UN Special Envoy concerned over persistent insecurity in Bangui

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General Babacar Gaye, Special Representative for the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in the Central African Republic (BINUCA) has condemned the "unnecessary and indiscriminate" use of violence in the city of Bangui. Compounding the situation, Jean-Emmanuel Ndjaroua, a member of the National Transition Council, was killed by unidentified armed assailants [...]

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Women and children bear brunt of conflict in Afghanistan: UN report

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The ongoing conflict between government and anti-government forces in Afghanistan claimed close to 3,000 lives in 2013 according to a new report. The 2013 Annual Report on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict issued by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), says the number of civilians killed or injured in the country increased by [...]

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Evacuation of besieged Syrian city continues

Listen / Volunteers from SARC were able to evacuate those needing medical attention from Yarmouk camp. - IFRC

The evacuation of people from the besieged city of Homs in Syria is continuing on Monday. The Syrian Arab Red Crescent working with the United Nations said it had brought 700 people out of the city over the past two days and had been able to deliver aid to some families. Homs has been largely [...]

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Afghan women and children casualties rise in 2013

Listen / 2013 Annual Report on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

2013 was the worst year in Afghanistan since 2009 in terms of the number of women and children killed or injured as a result of continued instability in the country. That's according to the UN Assistance Mission to Afghanistan's (UNAMA) annual report on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict. The report found that civilian [...]

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Fresh round of Syria peace talks start in Geneva

Listen / Syrian refugee boy in an overcrowded camp in the town of Harmanli, 50 kilometres from the Turkish-Bulgarian border,  UNHCR/D. Kashavelov

A new round of negotiations to end the fighting in Syria has kicked off at the United Nations in Geneva. The UN-Arab League Joint Special Representative for Syria is meeting the two sides to the conflict separately for the next two days. The talks will focus on stopping a civil war which has been going [...]

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Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women meets in Geneva

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The Kingdom of Bahrain will be the first to brief the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) at the opening of its 57th Session. The Committee is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women. By accepting the Convention, [...]

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Warring parties in Syria return to Geneva peace talks

Listen / A view of the Palais des Nations, seat of the UN Office at Geneva, during the week of the Geneva II peace talks on Syria.UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

The government and opposition forces in Syria are due to return to Geneva on Monday in an attempt to agree on a peace deal to bring an end to three years of civil war. Over 100,000 people have been killed in the conflict and millions have fled their homes. The first round of peace talks, [...]

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