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Do not abandon hopes for more united Libya: UN official

Listen / Benghazi, Libya. Photo: UNSMIL/Iason Athanasiadis

The international community cannot afford to abandon hope for a better, more united Libya, the UN representative for the country told the Security Council on Wednesday. Martin Kobler was updating members on the ongoing crisis in Libya, which has been wracked by instability and political division since 2011. Dianne Penn reports. Libyan leaders signed a [...]

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"Digital giants" leading a "cautious" trade recovery: UNCTAD

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The "digital giants" of the world economy are having a major impact but global flows of foreign direct investment remain well below their 2007 peak, before the global markets crashed. That's the mixed picture emerging from the World Investment Report 2017 published on Wednesday by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). UNCTAD chief [...]

7 Jun 2017 | Posted in Sustainable Development Goals, Today's Features | Read More »

UN chief condemns "unjustifiable" attack on Iranian parliament

Listen / View of Nowruz Garden Park, Tehran, Iran. Credit: UN Information Centre Tehran

A deadly terrorist attack on the Iranian parliament on Wednesday has been condemned by the UN Secretary-General. At least a dozen people reportedly were killed when suicide bombers and gunmen attacked the national Parliament and another prominent building, the mausoleum of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, founder of the Islamic Republic. Dianne Penn reports. In a statement [...]

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News in Brief 7 June 2017 (PM)

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  Digital multinationals expand and so does digital investment divide: UNCTAD Digital companies such as Internet platforms and electronic commerce, or "e commerce," are expanding at a dramatically faster rate than other multinationals, according to a new report from UN trade body, UNCTAD. The study lists the top 100 digital multinational enterprises (MNEs) and their [...]

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Use Artificial Intelligence for the global good, UN chief tells summit

Listen / Nono-Y the robot was one of the highlights of the 2012 Geneva Inventions Fair. Photo: WIPO/Emmanuel Berrod

Experts in Artificial Intelligence (AI) are being urged by the UN Secretary-General to use the field to benefit humanity. The remarks by António Guterres were made in a video message to the two-day AI for Good Global Summit, which opened on Wednesday in Geneva. The summit is investigating how so-called "intelligent machines" can play a [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 07 June 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: a senior UN human rights official recounts the passionate demands he's been hearing for an end to impunity, in the Central African Republic. And we'll hear from one ocean voyager about the "horror" of [...]

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"Fabric" of Sri Lanka torn apart by deadly storm: UNICEF

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Much of Sri Lanka's infrastructure has been torn apart by the deadly Cyclone Mora which brought floods and mudslides in its wake at the end of May. That's according to Tim Sutton of the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) who said that disease "will become a major problem" given the level of destruction, and the failure [...]

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Voyager shares "beauty and horror" witnessed on the ocean

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Spanish philanthropist, Álvaro de Marichalar, has been sharing the many "beautiful and horrible" things he's witnessed during his time at sea. The Sports Express Foundation (SEF) member was speaking on the margins of the historic United Nations Ocean Conference on Tuesday. Mr Marichalar hailed the strong sense of solidarity between fishermen but also the downside [...]

7 Jun 2017 | Posted in High-Level UN Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14, Sustainable Development Goals, Today's Features | Read More »

News in Brief 7 June 2017 (AM)

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Gender-related killings a form of arbitrary execution: UN human rights expert A UN human rights expert is calling for gender-related killings to be recognized as a form of arbitrary execution. This includes deaths resulting from domestic violence, so-called "honour killings," and the murder of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) people. Agnes Callamard [...]

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Revolution needed in mental sickness care: UN expert

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A crisis in global mental health care linked to "decades of … abuse" should be addressed by Member States, a leading human rights expert has said. United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to health, Dainius Puras, made his comments at the organisation's Human Rights Council. Daniel Johnson has more. Outdated attitudes on mental health [...]

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Ocean Conference shines light on illegal trade: CITES chief

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The illegal trade in marine species is one of the major issues that needs to be under the spotlight at the UN Ocean Conference this week. That's according to John Scanlon, head of the UN body that monitors implementation of an international agreement that helps ensure the survival of nearly 40,000 animal and plant species [...]

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

Teen girl sailors urge greater ocean protection

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Two accomplished teenage sailors from the Caribbean are calling for stronger laws against dumping litter in the ocean. Kathryn Christopher and Savana Assam are in the racing class at the Trinidad and Tobago Sailing Association where students are taught the importance of keeping the seas clean. The UN is hosting a five-day global conference this [...]

7 Jun 2017 | Posted in Caribbean News, High-Level UN Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14, Sustainable Development Goals, Today's Features | Read More »

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