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UN Messenger of Peace Malala says girls can change the world

Listen / Secretary General Antonio Guterres meeting with Ms. Malala Yousafszai.

The Pakistani teenager whose courageous defense of girls' education continues to inspire people worldwide has a message for girls everywhere: your voice matters. Malala Yousafzai, 19, was speaking on Monday after being appointed a UN Messenger of Peace; the youngest person to receive the distinction. The Nobel Peace Laureate first came to the world's attention [...]

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Malala Yousafzai named UN Messenger of Peace

Listen / Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Malala Yousafzai, global advocate for girls' education and the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate, ahead of her designation as a United Nations Messenger of Peace with a special focus on girls' education.

Malala Yousafzai is a "hero and a symbol of education" UN Secretary-General said during Monday's designation ceremony to appoint her UN Messenger of Peace. António Guterres said he tapped her for the position because of her "unwavering commitment to the rights of women, girls and all people – even in the face of grave danger." [...]

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News in Brief 10 April 2017 (PM)

Listen / A wide view of the Security Council. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

Security Council condemns "barbaric and cowardly" terrorist attack in Sweden The Security Council has underlined the need to bring to justice those responsible for this weekend's terrorist attack in Stockholm. Council members released a statement on Monday condemning what they called "the barbaric and cowardly terrorist attack" which killed four people and injured more than [...]

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Darfur "very different place from 2003," says head of UN-AU Mission

Listen / Children in Jawa village, in East Jebel Marra (South Darfur). Photo: UNAMID/Albert González Farran

The Darfur region of Sudan is a very different place from what it was like in 2003 when the armed conflict began, the head of the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has said. As a result of a three-year military campaign, the Government has been able to take control of areas previously held [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 10 April 2017

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Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Jocelyne Sambira and Dianne Penn. In today's programme: More than half of Iraqis are at risk of going hungry; And… a UN energy expert warns that the world has "a lot of work to do" to create a sustainable energy future.  

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UNHCR urges temporary suspension of asylum-seeker transfers to Hungary

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The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is urging European states to temporarily suspend all transfers of asylum seekers to Hungary. European Union (EU) member states determine which country is responsible for examining asylum applications through a provision known as the Dublin regulation. The appeal made on Monday came in the wake of a new law in [...]

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News in Brief 10 April 2017 (AM)

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UN agencies support Yemen polio campaign Nearly five million children in war-torn Yemen have been protected against polio as a result of a nation-wide vaccination campaign supported by the World Bank, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The campaign was launched in February and targeted children under five in all [...]

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More than half of Iraqis at risk of food insecurity

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Further conflict in Iraq or a rise in food prices risks pushing more than half of the country's families into food insecurity, the UN said on Monday. In its joint report with the Iraqi authorities, the World Food Programme (WFP) warns that well over two in three children under 15 are working to earn money [...]

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Racial profiling an ineffective attempt at justice: rights expert

Listen / Anastacia Crickley. UN Photo/Manuel Elias

Although more than 170 countries have ratified a UN treaty against racial discrimination, the problem still persists and has taken on some "very insidious contemporary forms." That's according to the chair of the committee that monitors implementation of the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination, adopted in 1965. Anastacia Crickley was [...]

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