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US seeks Security Council focus on peacekeeping reform, human rights

Listen / Nikki Haley. UN Photo/Mark Garten

The United States will push for peacekeeping reform and the promotion of human rights as it takes over the presidency of the Security Council on Monday. During her briefing to the press, US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, spoke out on a wide range of issues including the Intra-Syrian talks, the Middle East peace [...]

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Encouraging migration can help address population ageing: UN

Listen / A grandmother feeds her two year old granddaughter in Naubise, Dhading. Nepal Photo: Aisha Faquir/World Bank

Migration can help countries address the challenge of an ageing population, the UN Secretary-General Chef de Cabinet said on Monday. Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti  was speaking on behalf of the UN Chief  at the opening of the latest session of the Commission on Population and Development at UN Headquarters in New York. This year's theme [...]

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News in Brief 03 April 2017 (PM)

Listen / Scene from St. Petersburg, Russian Federation. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

Bombing in St. Petersburg metro condemned by UN chief The Secretary-General has condemned Monday's bombing in the St. Petersburg metro and called for those responsible for the "appalling act" to be held accountable. António Guterres also extended his deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and the people [...]

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'Turn Syria crisis into opportunity', UN official urges global community

Listen / Philippe Lazzarini. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

It's time to "walk the talk" and turn the Syria crisis in to an opportunity, a senior UN official has urged global leaders and the humanitarian community as the conflict in the country enters its seventh year. Philippe Lazzarini, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Lebanon, made the remarks in an opinion article entitled, [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 03 April 2017

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Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Dianne Penn and Jocelyne Sambira. In today’s programme: UN food agency FAO calls for investment in agriculture in Syria; and we hear how animals are "even more affected" by disasters than people.

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Animals "even more affected" by disasters than people

Listen / Eugenia Morales. Photo: UN News/Matthew Wells

When it comes to dealing with disasters, such as the deadly flooding in Colombia and Peru in recent days, animals are "even more affected" than people. That's the informed view of Eugenia Morales, who is the disasters project manager for the international animal welfare organization, World Animal Protection. Ms Morales took part in last month's [...]

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News in Brief 03 April 2017 (AM)

Listen / New arrivals at Khazer camp, a safe haven for over 6,000 Iraqis who have fled the fighting in Mosul, just 45 kilometres away. Photo: WFP/Alexandra Murdoch (file)

  More than 300,000 people displaced from West Mosul: UNHCR More than 300,000 Iraqis have fled fighting in West Mosul and surrounding areas and the number continues to grow, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). The Iraqi army and its allies launched the offensive to retake the city from ISIL extremists last October and [...]

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FAO report calls for investment in agriculture in Syria

Listen / Syrian farmers in the country's western coastal governorate of Tartous revive tomato harvest with support from WFP and FAO. Photo: FAO

Six years of fighting in Syria has caused more than US$16 billion in losses and damage to agriculture, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Monday. The UN agency has released the first comprehensive assessment of the war's impact on agriculture which calls for the sector to be "kick-started" to help reduce the need [...]

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