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UN Security Council calls for end to "acts of terorism" in Beni

Listen / Security Council delegation arrives in Beni, DRC. Angolan Ambassador to the UN, Ismael Abrao Gaspar, steps off UN plane. Photo: UN/MONUSCO

Members of the UN Security Council visiting the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have called for an end to "acts of terrorism" taking place in Beni. The delegation, led by Angola and France, travelled to the North Kivu town on Sunday to assess the security situation there. The people are suffering from years of [...]

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New Colombia accord reaffirms "collective desire for peace”

Listen / Cartagena prepares for Colombian Peace Agreement Ceremony

A new peace agreement between Colombia and the FARC rebels reaffirms the country's desire for peace, according to the UN Secretary-General. In a statement issued Sunday by his Spokesperson, Ban Ki-moon praised Colombians for listening to one another throughout this exercise. A plebiscite in early October defeated the first agreement, a culmination of a historic four [...]

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UN chief condemns terrorist attack against Sufi shrine in Pakistan

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A terrorist attack against worshippers in a Sufi shrine in southwestern Pakistan has been condemned by the UN Secretary-General. According to media reports, the powerful bomb blast has killed 52 people and wounded at least a 100 others. Sufism is a form of Islam but is considered heretical by some Muslims. Jocelyne Sambira reports. The [...]

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Inequality behind food access discrepancy in Paraguay: Human rights expert

Listen / Hilal Elver. UN Photo/Cia Pak

Despite a decade of impressive economic growth in Paraguay, 10 per cent of citizens there are facing hunger and malnutrition. The warning comes from UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Hilal Elver, who added that the nation of seven million also produces enough food for almost nine times its population. Ms Elver has [...]

13 Nov 2016 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Indigenous people’s “contributions” to mitigate climate change

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Indigenous people across the world have made "contributions" to help mitigate climate change by conserving forests and high biodiversity areas. However, according to the UN Special Rapporteur for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, governments often do not "recognize" their efforts. She added that their rights to maintain their property and practice their beliefs [...]

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