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UN Ambassadors don jerseys to kick off World Cup

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The United Nations ambassadors of the countries participating in the football World Cup have been getting into the competitive mood at UN headquarters in New York. They donned their national football jerseys to mark the beginning of the tournament later this week. The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon kicked off the event by speaking about 'unique [...]

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New camp for South Sudanese civilians fleeing conflict

Listen / A family sitting inside a makeshift shelter at the UN compound in Malakal, Upper Nile State, South Sudan. Photo: OCHA

A new site for South Sudanese people fleeing conflict in the country has been opened by the United Nations in the town of Malakal. The facility can accommodate up to 9,000 people. It's intended to ease the congestion inside the main UN compound, which is hosting an estimated 19,000 people. Inaugurating the site on Monday, [...]

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Terrorist attacks in Pakistan condemned by UN chief

Listen / Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.  UN Photo/Mark Garten

Two terrorist attacks in Pakistan have been condemned by the UN chief. An assault at Jinnah international airport in Karachi on Sunday reportedly left 29 people dead. The outlawed Taliban group says it was behind the raid in which all ten attackers died. And 25 people died in suicide attacks targeting Shia pilgrims in Taftan, [...]

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Attacks on Darfur villages investigated by UN

Listen / Suleiman Abbakar, a displaced man from Gassa, South Darfur. UN Photo/Albert González Farran

The United Nations is investigating reports of attacks by Arab militia groups last week on at least 19 villages in the Sudanese region of North Darfur. Darfur is suffering from instability as rebel groups continue to fight government forces and amongst themselves. UN officials have repeatedly called on all sides to join negotiations aimed at [...]

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UN General Assembly focuses on role of human rights in development

Listen / Children attend class at the El Sereif camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs), located west of Nyala, South Darfur.  UN Photo/Albert González Farran

"There has been undeniable consensus that respecting human rights and the rule of law is central to the development process". That's what participants at a high-level event on the "Contributions of Human Rights and the Rule of Law in the Post 2015 Development Agenda" were told in New York on Monday. The year 2015 is [...]

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Turmoil in Libya could bring return of conflict and instability

Listen / Tarek Mitri, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).    UN Photo/Evan Schneider

Renewed turmoil In Libya is threatening to thrust the North African nation back into conflict and instability according to the United Nations envoy to the country. Libya has been undergoing a democratic transition since the toppling in 2011 of former leader Muammar al-Qadhafi. But political tensions as well as what have been called "significant security [...]

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Norway and FAO to launch state-of-the-art research vessel

Listen / The research vessel Dr Fridtjof Nansen.  (video capture)

An $80 million boat with seven laboratories is in the works to continue collecting data on marine ecosystems, climate change and pollution off the coast of Africa. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced on Monday that Norway is building the vessel known as Dr Fridtjof Nansen. It will replace an older craft which has [...]

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UN appeals for end to clan-based fighting in Lower Shabelle, Somalia

Listen / Nicholas Kay, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM).   UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

An appeal to end clan-based fighting in Somalia's Lower Shabelle region has been made by the UN's top envoy in the country. Nicholas Kay, the Secretary-General's Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) said that "all parties must refrain from violent actions", and resolve their differences through what he called [...]

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$80m research vessel to improve fisheries management

Listen / The research vessel Dr Fridtjof Nansen.  (video capture)

An $80m research vessel is to be built by Norway in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to help developing countries improve fisheries management. With seven laboratories on board it's been described as one of the most advanced research vessels in the world. It will collect data on marine ecosystems, climate change and [...]

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Nigeria urged to "close ranks" to secure release of abducted schoolgirls

Listen / Rally held in Lagos, calling for the return of over two hundred Nigerian secondary school girls abducted in April by the extremist group Boka Haram. UN Photo

Nigeria has been urged by a senior UN official to "close ranks" to secure the release of schoolgirls abducted by the militant Boko Haram group. The search is continuing for more than 230 girls who were kidnapped in April in the north of the West African country. On his second visit to Nigeria as the [...]

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Contributions of human rights in development a focus of a high-level event at UN

Listen / Afaf Konja, Spokesperson for John Ashe, President of the sixty-eighth session of the General Assembly.  UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

The role of human rights in supporting an inclusive people-centred  development agenda is being discussed at a meeting convened by the President of the General Assembly in New York on Monday. Senior government officials and representatives of UN agencies and civil society organizations are attending the high-level event on the "Contributions of Human Rights and [...]

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Largest annual meeting on labour issues opens in Geneva

Listen / Opening session of the 103rd Session of the International Labour Conference.  ILO

Over 4,000 representatives of workers, employers and governments  are gathering in Geneva for the largest annual meeting on work-related issues. The 103rd Conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO) is focussing on forced labour, moving from the informal to the formal economy and migration. Pete Forster spoke with some visiting delegates at Geneva's Palais des Nations [...]

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Tunisia launches Truth and Dignity Commission

Listen / Source: World Statistics Pocketbook | United Nations Statistics Division

The launch of Tunisia's Truth and Dignity Commission on Monday has been welcomed as a "step forward" by the United Nations. The Commission was set up to investigate gross human rights violations that were committed by the state or those people acting for the state. It will consider cases dating back to 1955.  Its mandate [...]

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