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News in Brief 15 November 2016 (PM)

Listen / Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard (file)

    UN chief hails "true political leadership" by Equatorial Guinea and Gabon "True political leadership" on the part of neighbouring presidents, has led to the signing of a special agreement on the border dispute between the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and the Gabonese Republic, according to the UN chief. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made his [...]

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UN Daily News 15 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, food production in Syria at record low as nine million go hungry… And small islands push for implementation of climate pledges

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Small islands push for implementation of climate pledges

Listen / Thoriq Ibrahim. UN Photo/Basma Baghall

Small island states are pushing for the implementation of a UN-backed international climate agreement aimed at keeping global temperature rises to below 2 degrees Celsius; that's according to the Minister of Environment and Energy in the Maldives archipelago. The international community is currently meeting at the COP22 summit in Morocco to discuss how to put [...]

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

Food production in Syria at record low as 9 million go hungry

Listen / Mother loads preserved food supplies in a truck as the family prepares to move out of Nashabieh village . Photo: UNICEF/Amer Al Shami (file photo)

Food production in war-torn Syria has hit a record low and has left nine million people wondering where their next meal will come from, the United Nations has said. More than five years of civil conflict and unfavourable weather conditions in parts of the country have made it increasingly difficult for farmers to get access [...]

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"No right to gamble with fate of future generations" on climate: Ban

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"We have no right to gamble with the fate of future generations" when it comes to mitigating the harmful effects of climate change. That's according to UN chief Ban Ki-moon, speaking at the COP22 climate change conference in Marrakech, Morocco, a year on from the historic agreement to keep temperature rises due to carbon emissions, [...]

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

News in Brief 15 November 2016 (AM) – Geneva

Listen / Children in Dekoa, Central African Republic (CAR). Photo: MINUSCA

Central African Republic "still one of most dangerous places on earth" The Central African Republic's recovery is continuing slowly, but the country remains one of the most dangerous places on earth for children, UNICEF has announced. Latest data from the UN agency indicates that ongoing insecurity – including renewed violence in October – has left 850,000 people [...]

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"Pop-up public space" provides 3D lab for urban design

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"Pop-up public spaces" combined with what have been described as "democratic three-dimensional tools" are proving an effective way to engage poor communities in urban design. That's the view of Pontus Westerberg, of UN-Habitat, the UN programme for sustainable cities. He is the manager of the Block by Block initiative, a collaboration between UN- Habitat and [...]

15 Nov 2016 | Posted in Habitat III Conference, Today's Features | Read More »

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