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News in Brief 9 November 2016 (PM)

Listen / View of the Security Council during its meeting on the situation in Somalia. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

  "Massive reduction" in Somalia piracy result of global community support The international community's "robust commitment" to address piracy and armed robbery off the coast of Somalia has resulted in a "massive reduction" of the crime in recent years, the acting Somali representative to the UN has said. On Wednesday, the Security Council adopted a [...]

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UN Daily News 09 November 2016

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Listen to a bulletin of news and features from United Nations Radio, with Dianne Penn and Jocelyne Sambira. In today's programme: Fight to retake Mosul from ISIL "progressing well" the UN's top official in Iraq tells the Security Council And we hear why corruption is the "biggest challenge" for post-conflict Liberia

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News in Brief 9 November 2016 (AM)

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Water critical for successful climate change mitigation: COP22 Water is critical for successful climate change mitigation, participants at a UN Climate Change Conference in Morocco also known as "COP22" have found. The Action Day for Water was organized for the first time in the history of the Conference, to call for more attention to water [...]

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Fight to retake Mosul from ISIL "progressing well"

Listen / Ján Kubiš. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

The battle to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul is "progressing well," the UN Security Council heard on Wednesday. The head of the UN mission in the country Ján Kubiš updated members on the operation launched by the Iraqi army and its allies to retake the northern city from the terrorist group ISIL, also known [...]

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Time to work on climate change agreement: Moroccan Minister

Listen / Hakime El Haite. Photo: UNFCCC

Countries have given life to the UN-brokered Paris Agreement on climate change and it is now time to work on meeting its goal of limiting global temperature rises, Morocco's Environment Minister has said. Dr Hakime El Haite's was speaking as experts gather in Marrakech for the latest UN climate conference, known as COP22. The Minister [...]

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"Unity in diversity" is one of United States' greatest strengths, says UN chief

Listen / ecretary General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Mark Garten (file)

Unity in diversity is one of the United States' greatest strength and Americans should stay true to that spirit, UN Secretary-General urged on Wednesday. Ban Ki-moon made the remarks during a briefing to the press in New York where he congratulated Mr Donald Trump on his election as 45th President of the United States of [...]

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WHO: Haiti cholera vaccine will prevent majority of severe cases

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A huge cholera vaccination campaign has begun in Haiti where there's been a spike in suspected cases of the disease since Hurricane Matthew struck the island on 4 October. Focusing on the worst affected areas and with the help of the World Health Organization (WHO) and other partners, medical workers want to reduce infection and [...]

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Weather presenters trained to become climate presenters

Listen / Jill Peeters (centre) with fellow weather broadcasters at COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco. Photo courtesy of Jill Peeters.

Weather presenters worldwide are learning how to make climate change cool. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has been training these experts to better educate the public about extreme weather and its impact on the planet. Belgian TV weather broadcaster Jill Peeters has been leading the sessions. This week she is at the latest UN climate [...]

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Corruption "biggest challenge" for post-conflict Liberia

Listen / Greg Hinds speaking to Daniel Dickinson. Photo: UN Radio

Corruption remains the "biggest challenge" for Liberia as it continues its recovery from a brutal civil war; that's according to the Police Commissioner of the UN peacekeeping mission there. UNMIL has been supporting the West African country since 2003 following the end of the conflict, but as long-term peace and stability returns, the mission has [...]

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