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France: Issue of responsibility regarding Syria chemical attack leads to "acrimonious" exchange in Security Council

Listen / Gérard Araud, Permanent Representative of France to the UN.  UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

The issue regarding which side was responsible for the chemical weapons attack in Ghouta, Syria has led to an "acrimonious and non-conclusive" exchange in the Security Council. That's according to Ambassador Gérard Araud who was speaking in his capacity as France's Ambassador to the UN. He's also the current president of the UN Security Council [...]

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U.S. initiative to limit emissions welcomed by UN officials

Listen / Barack Obama. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

An initiative announced by United States President Barack Obama on Monday to limit emissions from United States power plants has been welcomed by the United Nations Secretary-General. Ban Ki-moon said the initiative is a significant step toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions and called on other world leaders to accelerate their efforts to reduce emissions. Stephane [...]

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Young people are "leaders of today"-UN chief

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Young people are not just leaders of tomorrow but also leaders of today, according to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The Secretary-General spoke on Monday as he welcomed young people from around the world to a two-day forum organized by the UN's Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The forum is providing a platform for young people [...]

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Somalia faces "tough" food situation

Listen / A woman stands above her crops on a platform, keeping a lookout for birds, near the town of Jowhar, Somalia. UN Photo/Tobin Jones

The food situation in Somalia has been described as "tough' as a result of weather conditions and conflict. According to the latest report of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) late rains and erratic weather patterns have raised concerns about the worsening food situation in the country. FAO's Global Information and Early Warning System [...]

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IAEA cannot conclude that "all nuclear material in Iran is for peaceful activities"

Listen / Yukiya Amano. UN Photo/Mark Garten

The UN says that although Iran continues to cooperate with its nuclear watchdog agency, it cannot conclude that all its nuclear material is for peaceful activities. The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano briefed the agency's Board of Governors in Vienna, Austria on Monday. He said on Iran, the IAEA [...]

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Another poor harvest in Somalia could lead to repeat of 2011 famine

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Somalia could face another famine if September's harvest is as poor as the previous one, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Late rains and erratic weather patterns in Somalia have raised concerns over the worsening food security situation in the Horn of Africa country. The concerns are raised in the Global Information Early-Warning [...]

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Pakistan urged to protect Ahmadiyya Muslims

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The authorities in Pakistan have been urged to adopt urgent measures to stop faith-based killings and ensure the security of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community. The call has come from three UN human rights experts following incidents of murder. Ahmadiyya Muslims are not allowed to practice their faith in the country. According to the experts, on [...]

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Young people demand to be heard, says UN envoy

Listen / Ahmad Alhendawi. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

Young people from over 65 countries around the world are gathering at the UN in New York on Monday for a forum of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Other young people are contributing online during the two-day discussions of what they would like to see included in the post-2015 development agenda. The year 2015 [...]

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Prioritizing youth in the world's future development agenda

Listen / Ahmad Alhendawi. Africa Renewal/Bo Li

Youth organizations around the world are being urged to endorse a Global Youth Call which aims to prioritize their issues in the post-2015 global development agenda. That's according to Ahmad Alhendawi, the UN's Special Youth Envoy. The global youth call outcome document is a compilation of hundreds of inputs from youth that has been whittled [...]

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