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News in Brief 10 May 2017 – (PM)

Listen / Fishermen unload their catch of mackerel at a fish market. UN Photo/M Guthrie

Billions at stake in more sustainable oceans: UNCTAD Billions of dollars are at stake in helping to create a more sustainable fishing industry in the world's seas and oceans. That's the assessment of the UN Trade and Development organization or UNCTAD's Lucas Assunçao, speaking at a briefing in Geneva, on the upcoming UN Ocean Conference [...]

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"Strong commitment" needed "to reform multilateral organizations": UN chief

Listen / Secretary-General António Guterres. Photo: United Nations Association – UK (UNA-UK)

A "strong commitment" is needed to reform multilateral organizations like the United Nations, Secretary-General António Guterres said in a major speech in London on Wednesday. The UN chief was addressing the UN Association in the United Kingdom, close to the Houses of Parliament. Matthew Wells reports. Mr Guterres told a crowd of close to 2,000 [...]

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Refugee chefs teach New Yorkers to Eat Offbeat

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New York City, where UN Headquarters is located, is often described as a "melting pot" due to its amazing mix of cultures. People from all over the globe have found a home here, bringing with them their customs…and cuisines. Ana Carmo reports on a meal delivery service which supports some of the "Big Apple's" latest [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 10 May 2017

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Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Matthew Wells and Dianne Penn. In today's programme: on World Migratory Bird Day one UN specialist tells us the population's in danger of collapsing due to environmental damage… And…desperate migrants and refugees face a new danger during their dangerous journey across the [...]

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Populations of migratory birds are "collapsing": UN avian expert

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The population of migratory birds worldwide is in danger of collapsing unless their habitats are taken better care of and climate change is addressed. That's the view of Borja Heredia, head of the avian unit at the UN Convention on Migratory Species. Speaking on World Migratory Bird Day, marked each May 10, he said that [...]

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News in Brief 10 May 2017 – (AM)

Listen / UN General Assembly, Peter Thomson, arrived in the CAR on Wednesday. Photo: Claude Adrien de Mun/MINUSCA

UN chief urges investigation into deadly peacekeeper ambush in CAR The UN Secretary-General has called for an investigation into Monday's deadly attack on peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR). Four blue helmets were killed when armed men ambushed their convoy near the village of Yogofongo, located near the border with the Democratic Republic of [...]

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