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Afghan political rivals reach deal, political impasse broken

Listen / Ján Kubiš, Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, at a press conference with presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani. US Secretary of State John Kerry looks on. Photo: Fardin Waezi/UNAMA

After a political impasse lasting weeks, the two candidates in Afghanistan's presidential election have reached an agreement. The deal, facilitated by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan and the US Secretary of State, John Kerry breaks the deadlock and allows the country's electoral process to continue. The two rivals have agreed to a complete audit [...]

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Political rivals in Afghanistan agree on audit and unity government

Listen / Ján Kubiš, Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, at a press conference with presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani. US Secretary of State John Kerry looks on. Photo: Fardin Waezi/UNAMA

The electoral impasse in Afghanistan has been broken after the two candidates vying for the presidency reached an agreement, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has announced. Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani agreed to participate and abide by the results of a comprehensive audit of Afghanistan's Presidential election run-off results. The agreement also includes [...]

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Aid in Syria to be delivered across borders and conflict lines: UN

Listen / A wide view of the Security Council Chamber.  UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

Millions of Syrians in besieged and hard to reach areas may soon have access to urgent food aid and basic healthcare following the adoption of a UN resolution on Monday. Members of the Security Council voted unanimously to authorize the delivery of humanitarian aid to the people of Syria through the most direct routes, including [...]

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UN withdraws staff from Tripoli temporarily after airport battle

Listen / A girl looks out of her house window in the old city of Benghazi (Iason Athanasiadis / UNSMIL)

Following the closure of Tripoli's International airport after Sunday's fighting, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has temporarily withdrawn its staff from the country. According to media reports, a battle by rival militia for control of Libya's main airport is said to have left seven people dead and dozens wounded. The Mission said [...]

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Civilian casualties in Gaza rise, disabled among the victims

Listen / On 8 July 2014, a boy, seen through a hole in a destroyed building, looks through a schoolbook as he sits amid the rubble of a home that was destroyed during an Israeli air strike in the city of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip. © UNICEF/NYHQ2014-0894/El Baba

Israeli security forces are being urged once again to put an end to the airstrikes in Gaza that are endangering civilians and civilian infrastructure such as schools, clinics and water supplies. The Commissioner General of the United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA) Pierre Krähenbühl made the remarks during a briefing to the press in Gaza [...]

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Children in Gaza and Israel bear brunt of violence: UNICEF

Listen / On 8 July 2014, a girl makes her way through the rubble at her home, which was destroyed during Israeli air strike, in the city of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip.  © UNICEF/NYHQ2014-0895/El Baba

Children are bearing the brunt of the worsening violence in Gaza and Israel and it's taking a toll on their young bodies and minds. That's according to a statement issued by UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake on Sunday, a day after the Security Council's call on Israeli and Palestinian leaders to protect civilians, exercise maximum [...]

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UN pleads for more funding to assist Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Listen / Ross Mountain.  UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

The number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon is growing faster than the international community can raise funds to cater for their growing needs, according to the United Nations Humanitarian and Resident Coordinator in Lebanon Ross Mountain. He says about 12,000 new Syrian refugees are entering Lebanon each week and the number is expected to reach 1.5 [...]

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Food report looks at eating habits over next decade

Listen / UN Photo/Kibae Park

The eating habits of people across the world over the next decade are being predicted in a new study by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). The latest Agricultural Outlook report by the OECD, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the FAO looks at how changing eating habits are transforming what farmers are [...]

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Advocates against human trafficking share experiences at UN

Listen / Rani Hong. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

Participants at a high-level UN event are sharing their experiences and best practices in their fight against trafficking in persons. One of the speakers is Rani Hong, co-founder of Tronie Foundation, survivor and strong advocate for freedom from slavery and trafficking. Entitled Dignity for Victims of Human Trafficking, the event is taking place ahead of [...]

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Scientists to contribute to improve diets of vulnerable populations

Listen / UN Photo/Albert Gonzalez Farran

Scientists from around the world are collaborating on a five-year long project to improve the diet, nutritional status and ultimately health of vulnerable populations. The project launched by the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will assess the impact on children and women's health when more nutritious food is produced and eaten. It could provide [...]

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