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UN, AU must "build new bridges" to deliver development agenda

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The United Nations and the African Union (AU) must work closer together to deliver on the promises of the sustainable development agenda for Africa and its people. That's what the Deputy-Secretary-General, Amina J Mohammed, said today at the 28th African Union Summit taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The AU's thematic focus at this Summit [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 03 July 2017

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Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Ana Carmo and Jocelyne Sambira. In today’s programme: portraits of refugees displayed at the UN in Geneva capture the human face of the crisis; and UN peacekeepers provide a "sense of security" in South Sudan refugee settlements.

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Let’s stop the human traffickers, says UNHCR

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Human-trafficking is on the rise in Libya but too little is being done to shut down the multi-million dollar criminal industry, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Monday. With data showing that the number of people arriving in Europe from the North African state continues to rise, the agency has called for action against [...]

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News in Brief 03 July 2017

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World hunger on rise again, reversing years of progress: FAO World hunger is on the rise again reversing years of progress, the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, has said. José Graziano da Silva made the announcement at the opening of the agency's biennial conference on Monday. Almost 60 per cent of people [...]

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UN peacekeepers boost confidence in South Sudan refugee settlements

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Peacekeepers from the UN Mission in South Sudan, UNMISS, are helping to provide a much needed sense of security to displaced people in a small town in the north of the country. Unlike many displaced communities in other parts of South Sudan, these people are not fleeing the conflict which has troubled Africa's newest nation [...]

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Asylum-seekers show captures human face of crisis

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Young male asylum-seekers are not something to be afraid of and they should be given more opportunities to engage with host communities. That is the view of award-winning photographer Mark Henley, who has been speaking at the UN in Geneva about taking a series of refugee portraits for an exhibition with Hospice Général shelter in [...]

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