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North Korea missile launch "dangerous escalation of the situation"

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North Korea's latest launch of a nuclear missile is yet another "brazen" violation of UN resolutions and constitutes a "dangerous escalation of the situation." That's what Miroslav Jenča, the Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, told members of the Security Council on Wednesday. On 4 July, the country's official news agency announced the "test-firing of an inter-continental [...]

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News in Brief 05 July 2017 – PM

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TV weather presenters explore impact of warming cities In another year of record rising temperatures, television weather presenters have been forecasting the degree to which some of the world's major cities could hot up due to rising carbon dioxide emissions. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has joined forces with the research and communication organization Climate [...]

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“Tourism is key to African growth if it is nurtured”

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Tourism in Africa can reduce poverty but the industry needs help to resist challenges from conflict, climate change and health emergencies, the UN said on Wednesday. In a new report from UN trade agency UNCTAD, latest data indicates that the sector accounts for one in 14 jobs on the continent – with women and young [...]

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Over 7 million children crossing borders in West and Central Africa: UN

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More than 7 million children are crossing borders in West and Central Africa in search of safety or a better life, a new report by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has found. The vast majority of child migrants are uprooted by violence, poverty and climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa, the report underscores. However, the region [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 05 July 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: tourism is key to Africa's development if it is nurtured, a UN expert says; and over 7 million children are on the move in West and Central Africa, the UN Children's Fund, UNICEF, warns.

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"Bold changes" needed to UN development system: Guterres

Listen / Change agents and leaders, from all sectors and of all ages, are setting the Sustainable Development Goals into motion. Photo: UNDP Peru/Mónica Suárez

"Bold changes" are needed in the way the UN approaches development, in order to meet the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the 2030 deadline. That's according to UN chief António Guterres, outlining what he called an ambitious "yet realistic roadmap for change". More details from Matt Wells. Secretary-General António Guterres offered up 38 concrete [...]

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News in Brief 05 July 2017 – AM

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North Korea missile test "another brazen violation": UN chief The launch on Tuesday of what North Korea said was an intercontinental ballistic missile, has been described by the UN chief as "another brazen violation of Security Council resolutions". Secretary-General António Guterres said in a statement issued by his Spokesperson, that this latest launch by North [...]

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Stop death-row inmate's execution, say rights experts

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The imminent execution of a man on death row in the United States should be halted to take account of his mental disability, two UN human rights experts said on Wednesday. In their appeal to the authorities, Agnes Callamard and Danius Puras said that Hungarian national William Morva's delusional disorder was not made public during [...]

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