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Long-term UN study shows childhood cancer rates on the rise

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A new long-term study indicates that rates of childhood cancer have increased by 13 per cent over the course of two decades. The study, published on Wednesday, was coordinated by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) which is part of the World Health Organization (WHO). Matthew Wells has the details. The IARC research, [...]

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News in Brief 11 April 2017 (PM)

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"At least a dozen attacks" by Somali extremists in 10 days, condemned by UN "At least a dozen attacks" perpetrated by the extremist group Al-Shaabab in Somalia over the past 10 days have been condemned by the head of the UN Mission in the country (UNSOM). Michael Keating said that the attacks had caused "carnage," [...]

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World Ocean Festival will kick off major UN conference in June

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To "kick-off" a whole week of action devoted to the high seas in June at UN Headquarters, the organization will be joining forces with New York City in hosting the World Ocean Festival. Tuesday's announcement was made at a press briefing, with the President of the UN General Assembly, Peter Thomson, saying that the upcoming [...]

11 Apr 2017 | Posted in High-Level UN Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14, Today's News | Read More »

Migrant slave market horrors revealed in Libya

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Migrants are being sold as a commodity in Libya by smugglers, the UN warned on Tuesday. The findings by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) follow testimonies from victims who have described being traded in garages and squares in a town in the war-torn country's south-west. IOM Chief of Mission in Libya, Othman Belbeisi, tells [...]

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Demonstrators attack UN convoy in Bambari town in CAR

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An official working with the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), also known as MINUSCA, was injured on Tuesday while riding in a UN convoy headed to the village of Bornou. Demonstrators threw rocks at the vehicles, breaking several windows and wounding the UN staff member in the head. Investigations are under [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 11 April 2017

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Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Jocelyne Sambira and Matthew Wells. In today's programme: The UN Mission in Haiti also known as MINUSTAH is expected to close in mid-October this year, the UN special envoy to the country has said; And … thousands of people have fled into [...]

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News in Brief 11 April 2017 – Geneva (AM)

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Starvation "an inevitability" in vast swathe of Africa and Yemen, says UNHCR Mass deaths from starvation in east Africa and Yemen are "fast becoming an inevitability" without more help from the international community, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday. The UNHCR warning covers millions of people in the Horn of Africa, north-east Nigeria [...]

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Security Council debates future of UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti

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The UN Secretary-General is recommending that the UN Mission in Haiti also known as MINUSTAH close in mid-October this year, the UN special envoy to the country said on Tuesday. Sandra Honoré made the announcement to members of the Security Council members, adding that António Guterres also called for a smaller peacekeeping operation to develop the [...]

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Thousands of people flee attack in South Sudan into Uganda

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Some 6,000 people, mostly women and children, have fled into Uganda after a recent attack on Pajok town in South Sudan, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has confirmed. The UN received reports of fighting between Government troops and opposition fighters there last week and is trying to follow-up on reports of civilians killed in the [...]

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