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Global economic growth levels to rise by 2.7% in 2017

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Global economic growth is expected to rise by 2.7 percent in 2017, according to a report released by The World Bank. Improvements in the commodity market with respect to the export and import of oil, gold and agricultural products, and growth in advanced economies have been cited as reasons for this moderate increase. However, the [...]

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News in Brief 10 January 2017 (PM)

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  UN concerned for Syrians affected by anti-ISIL operations in Aleppo The UN remains "very concerned" for the situation of civilians affected by an offensive to dislodge ISIL militants from Al Bab town in Syria's Aleppo governorate. UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric made the remarks on Tuesday during his daily briefing to the press. Reports continue [...]

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First 1,000 days of child's life important for brain development: UN

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A campaign calling for greater investment and action in early childhood development has been launched by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF). The agency aims to increase awareness about the importance of the first 1,000 days of a child's life and the impact of early experiences on the developing brain. According to the independent medical journal [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 10 January 2017

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Listen to a bulletin of news and features from United Nations, with Dianne Penn and Jocelyne Sambira. In today's programme…The UN chief calls for more global action on conflict prevention and sustaining peace And…The World Health Organization warns that tobacco deaths could reach 8 million a year unless checked  

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UN chief calls for more global action on conflict prevention

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UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for more global action on conflict prevention. In his first address to the UN Security Council, Mr Guterres stated that prevention is not merely a priority, but the priority for saving lives, reducing suffering and giving hope to millions worldwide. Dianne Penn reports. Duration: 2’23″

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News in Brief 10 January 2017 (AM) – Geneva

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Cyprus talks enter second day Talks to decide the future of the Cyprus have entered a second day in Geneva. Leading the UN-facilitated discussions over the divided Mediterranean island are Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades and his Turkish Cypriot counterpart Mustafa Akinci. There's been no details about which issues the two politicians have discussed so [...]

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UN must commit to "surge in diplomacy for peace" Guterres urges

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The UN must commit to a surge in diplomacy for peace, enhance its mediation capacity and take preventative action to avert mass atrocities or grave human rights abuses. UN Secretary-General António Guterres outlined his views on conflict prevention in his first major speech to the Security Council on Tuesday. He also called on Member States [...]

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Tobacco deaths could rise to 8 million annually, unless checked

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Deaths attributable to tobacco could rise to eight million annually unless efforts are made to curb its usage, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said. People in developing countries are expected to be most at risk according to The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Control report which looks at the economic, healthcare costs, and development [...]

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