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UN Security Council envoys hold "fruitful" exchange on DRC elections

Listen / Members of the United Nations Security Council speaks to the press after meeting with President Joseph Kabila in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on 12 November 2016. Photo/Ph. Joh Bompengo of Radio Okapi

An exchange between President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and a delegation of the UN Security Council in the capital city of Kinshasa has been described as "fruitful and reassuring". That's what the Angolan Ambassador to the UN, Ismael Abrao Gaspar, told the press on Saturday. A presidential vote, originally scheduled [...]

12 Nov 2016 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN chief welcomes President-elect Trump's calls for unity

Listen / Secretary-General in a telephone conversation with US President-Elect.

The UN Secretary-General has welcomed President-elect Donald Trump's calls for unity following a "hard-fought" election. On Friday, Ban Ki-moon called to congratulate Mr Trump on his election as the next President of the United States. Jocelyne Sambira reports. During the telephone conversation, the UN chief expressed confidence that the United States and the United Nations [...]

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New political will to include oceans in climate change initiatives

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A new political will by countries across the world to include oceans in initiatives to fight climate change has emerged in the last year; that's according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The UN agency says oceans are fundamental to sustaining life on earth as they act as a major carbon sink, absorbing heat, [...]

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Protecting civilians "imperative" in Mosul's military operation

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The protection of civilians is "imperative" in every military action to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul from the ISIL terrorist group, also known as Daesh, the UN Special Envoy for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, has urged.     Tens of thousands of people living in and around Mosul are reportedly being used as human shields by [...]

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Estimated 1.7 per cent of new-born babies are intersex

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An estimated 1.7 per cent of new-born babies across the world can be classified as intersex, which means their gender cannot simply be defined as male or female. That's according to the UN Free & Equal Campaign, initiated by the UN Office for Human Rights. The campaign is working with intersex people to raise awareness [...]

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