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US withdrawal from Paris Agreement "major disappointment"

Listen / UN Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric addresses the US decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement at UN Headquarters.UN Photo/Manuel Elías.

The withdrawal from the UN-led Paris Agreement on climate change announced by the President of the United States on Thursday is a "major disappointment". That's the verdict of UN Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric, speaking to reporters at UN Headquarters. He said it was crucial the US "remained a leader on environmental issues". Matthew Wells has more. [...]

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News in Brief 1 June 2017 (PM)

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End of dispute between Somali leaders welcomed by UN The end of a long-running conflict, which has been formally settled by the leaders of two central states in Somalia, was welcomed by the head of the UN Mission to the country on Thursday. UNSOM chief, Michael Keating, said that discussions earlier this week between Presidents [...]

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UN and Africa: focus on CAR, Nigeria and peacekeeping

Listen / A woman holds a child in Bambari, a town in Ouaka prefecture in Central African Republic. (file photo) Photo: OCHA/Gemma Cortes

Upsurge in violence forces 80,000 people in CAR to flee: UNHCR An upsurge in violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) has forced more than 88,000 people to flee their homes, a spokesperson for the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has said. Twenty thousand of them have sought refuge in neighbouring DRC, or the Democratic Republic [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 01 June 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:  "There is no time for complacency in the global fight against AIDS" the UN chief warns; and 2.7 million children live in care institutions around the world, the UN Children's Fund, UNICEF, reports.

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UN chief says "no time for complacency" in global AIDS fight

Listen / In Côte d'Ivoire, a counsellor from UNICEF partner NGO Femme Active, instructs an adolescent boy, diagnosed with HIV in 2012, on how to take his antiretroviral (ARV) medication correctly. Photo: UNICEF/Olivier Asselin

There is no time for complacency" in the fight against AIDS, the UN Secretary-General warned in his latest report on halting and reversing the global epidemic. Delegates at the UN General Assembly held a debate on Thursday on how to reinvigorate the international AIDS response in order to fulfill a promise to end the scourge [...]

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Violence in CAR has reached levels not seen since August 2014, says UN

Listen / Displaced people carry belongings through the M'Poko airport camp in Bangui, Central African Republic. Photo: OCHA/Phil Moore

Inter-communal crimes in new conflict hotspots in the Central African Republic (CAR) have “entered a new spiral” and displaced more than 100,000 people in just two weeks, the UN said on Thursday. The warning was issued by Najat Rochdi, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in CAR. According to OCHA, the UN Humanitarian Coordinating Agency, one in two [...]

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Tackling climate change "mega-trend" must be "absolute priority": UN chief

Listen / Secretary-General António Guterres at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF'17).  Image courtesy/TASS

Climate change is the key "mega-trend" of our age that needs to be addressed in order to rebuild trust and global security, said the UN chief on Thursday. António Guterres was speaking at the opening of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum in Russia. He said it was an "important opportunity" to discuss the big [...]

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News in Brief 1 June 2017 (AM)

Listen / UNAMID Nigerian peacekeepers. (file photo) UN Photo/Albert González Farran

UN condemns killing of peacekeeper in Darfur The UN has strongly condemned the killing of a peacekeeper from Nigeria, who was on a routine patrol in the north Darfur region of Sudan. In a statement issued on Thursday, the joint African Union-UN Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) said that the attack constituted a violation of international [...]

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UN Gender Focus: peacekeeping, displaced women and women’s entrepreneurship

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We need more women peacekeepers, says UN commander It is vital that more women play a bigger role in UN peacekeeping operations, a veteran forces commander said on Wednesday. Major General Kristin Lund was speaking in Geneva, where she was attending a ceremony to honour more than 3,500 UN peacekeepers who’ve lost their lives since the [...]

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2.7 million children in care homes worldwide: UNICEF

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At least 2.7 million children live in care institutions around the world where there’s a risk of long-term developmental problems, the UN has warned. Data released by UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) indicates that the percentage of youngsters in care in Central and Eastern Europe, and Central Asia is more than five times the global average. [...]

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UNDP small grants fund marine projects in Trinidad & Tobago

Listen / Rissa Edoo of the UN Development Programme in Trinidad and Tobago.  Photo: UN News/Lulu Gao.

Small funding investments in conservation groups in Trinidad and Tobago have made a big difference in protecting coastal areas and marine life in the country. That's the assessment of an officer with the UN Development Programme (UNDP), based in the capital, Port of Spain. Rissa Edoo is National Coordinator for the Global Environmental Facility's Small [...]

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