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Dialogue is a turning point for Haiti, says UN Envoy

Listen / Sandra Honoré

Haiti is at a turning point now that political actors have managed to meet and agree on elections, according to the Head of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). Sandra Honoré said these recent dialogues led to the signing of an accord to hold combined elections in 2014, which can pave the way to [...]

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UN peace-building mission in Sierra Leone draws down

Listen / Jens Anders Toyberg-Frandzen, the Executive Representative of the Secretary-General for Sierra Leone

Sierra Leoneans have been urged to place national interests above all other interests as they rebuild their country following the civil war that ended in 2002. The call was made by Jens Anders Toyberg-Frandzen, the Executive Representative of the Secretary-General for Sierra Leone who briefed the Security Council on Wednesday on the work of the [...]

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"Time bomb" in South Sudan camp

Listen / Displaced people in South Sudan - UNMISS

A United Nations camp for displaced people in South Sudan has been described as a "time bomb" due to the dire humanitarian situation there. Around 200,000 people who have fled their homes across the country, as a result of ongoing political violence, are living in the Malakal camp. Ninety per cent are women and children. [...]

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Violence threatens interim government in Central African Republic

Listen / Babacar Gaye, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the Central African Republic.

The crisis in the Central African Republic cannot be resolved without a political solution according to the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative in the country. Babacar Gaye said ongoing violence threatens the efforts of the interim government to stabilize the situation. Thousands of people remain displaced as the Christian and Muslim militias continue to fight each [...]

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CAR faces "last chances" to deal with political instability

Listen / Central African Republic crisis

The Central African Republic is facing one of its "last chances" to deal with the political instability and the resulting conflict which has affected the country for over a year. The UN Secretary-General's Special Representative in the CAR, Babacar Gaye, said politicians and armed groups involved in the conflict have to act now to stop [...]

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Vietnamese authorities urged to stop evictions of residents

Listen / An urban slum in Hanoi, Viet Nam 21 June 2011.  UN Photo/Kibae Park

The government of Viet Nam has been urged by a group of United Nations independent human rights experts to urgently intervene to stop the eviction of residents from a small village in the centre of the country. The residents of the village on the outskirts of Da Nang city are part of the 100 or [...]

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Large scale test of Caribbean Tsunami Warning System

Listen / Tsunami warning exercise in the Caribbean - UNESCO.

A tsunami warning exercise involving 31 countries is taking place in the Caribbean. Monitored by UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), it is designed to evaluate the response capacity of Caribbean countries and neighbouring regions in the event of a dangerous tsunami. The scenario is simulating an earthquake and tsunami modelled after an event that occurred [...]

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Killing of Iranian guard condemned by UN chief

Listen / UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

The killing of an Iranian border guard by a militant group has been condemned by the UN Secretary-General. The victim is one of five guards who were abducted by the group on the south-eastern border in early February. In a statement issued by his spokesperson late on Tuesday, the Secretary-General expressed his solidarity with the [...]

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Calls for independent inquiry into Sri Lanka's civil war

Listen / UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay

An independent international commission of inquiry should be established to investigate alleged human rights violations committed in the final stages of the Sri Lankan civil war that ended in May 2009. United Nations Human Rights chief Navi Pillay says although the Sri Lankan government had established various mechanisms to investigate past violations, none have had the independence [...]

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Gender equality “benefits all people”

Listen / MDG 3

Equality between men and women benefits all people according to a US-based global alliance of men's groups which is committed to what it calls "transforming the gender relationship." The alliance, MenEngage, was recently at the United Nations to attend the 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women. Oswaldo Montoya, who coordinates MenEngage, [...]

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UN chief visits Greenland to assess climate change

Listen / Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

The UN Secretary-General is beginning a three-day visit to Greenland during which he will assess the affects of climate change. Ban Ki-moon is visiting the town of Ilulissat, which is 250 kilometers above the Arctic Circle. He will also meet with indigenous groups to hear about the impact of climate change on their lives. The [...]

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