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News in Brief 14 November 2016 (PM)

Listen / WFP strives to reach all those affected by the Mosul crisis in Iraq. Photo: WFP/Marco Frattini

  Space in UN camps "keeping pace" with Mosul displaced With hundreds of internally-displaced civilians fleeing the Iraqi city of Mosul every day, space in UN camps is keeping up with rising demand, for the time being. That's according to the World Food Programme (WFP) on Monday, which reported that more than 54,000 have had [...]

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Diabetes is a "problem of society" -WHO

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  Diabetes is not just a health issue, but a disease which concerns the whole of society, according to a spokesperson from the World Health Organisation (WHO). Changes in life-style in countries across the world are resulting in more cases of the sometimes fatal condition. Around 422 million people now suffer from diabetes, a figure [...]

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UN Daily News 14 November 2016

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Listen to a bulletin of news and features from United Nations Radio, with Dianne Penn and Matthew Wells. Today, we look at some of the topics on the agenda at the UN climate conference taking place in Morocco…including the value of partnerships between developing countries and how new political will is emerging around protecting the [...]

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News in Brief 14 November 2016 (AM)

Listen / Fifty four year-old Adeniran has type 2 diabetes and receives regular care at a medical centre in Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria. He had his right foot amputated and wears a prosthesis. Type 2 diabetes results from the body's ineffective use of insulin. Photo: WHO/A. Esiebo

422 million have diabetes, nearly double rate 35 years ago Around 422 million people now suffer from diabetes, a figure which has almost doubled in the past 35 years. That's the clear message from the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, marking World Diabetes Day, on 14 November, who said the rise in cases was led by [...]

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Countries benefiting from south-south cooperation

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Collaboration between developing countries, or south-south cooperation as it's known, has been hailed as "a powerful way" to support vulnerable nations. That viewpoint has been expressed by the senior UN official who is galvanizing global action to bring about a more sustainable future for all. Dr David Nabarro is the Special Adviser to the UN [...]

14 Nov 2016 | Posted in 22nd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change, Today's Features | Read More »

Temping is a short-term fix for economy, says ILO

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The growing shift towards temporary job contracts has resulted in lower pay and greater insecurity for workers, along with much lower productivity too, the UN said on Monday. According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), the problem has increased in both richer and poorer countries, and it has become widespread across different industries and occupations. [...]

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2016 "very likely" to be world's hottest year on record

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This year is "very likely" to be the world's hottest year on record according to the  World  Meteorological Organization (WMO). Preliminary data released by the UN agency shows that 2016's global temperatures are approximately 1.2 Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Petteri Taalas is the Secretary-General of the WMO. Daniel Dickinson asked him how concerned he was [...]

14 Nov 2016 | Posted in 22nd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change, Focus on Climate Change, Today's Features | Read More »

UN Mission team in Darfur, finalists for UN Chief's awards for courage

Listen / A woman rides a donkey loaded with water jerry cans, while UNAMID troops  conduct a routine patrol. UN Photo/Albert González Farran

A team from the UN's mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has been selected as finalists for the annual Secretary General Awards, after carrying out an emergency life-saving operation. The mission's Protection of Civilians and Humanitarian Liaison section carried out the operation in February 2013, in response to inter-communal violence in the troubled North Darfur region. The [...]

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Intersex children subject to "unnecessary" medical treatment

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Children, whose gender cannot be defined as male or female are often forced by their parents to undergo surgery in an attempt to "normalize" their bodies, according to a UN official. Charles Radcliffe, head of the UN Free & Equal Campaign, said that this medical procedure could leave "terrible scars", such as incontinence, loss of [...]

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