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Funding shortfalls threaten education for millions of children: UNICEF

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Funding shortfalls are threatening education for millions of children who are caught up in conflict or disaster. That's according to the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), which is urging world leaders gathering for the G20 Summit in Germany on Friday, to do more to fund emergency education programmes. More details from Matt Wells. UNICEF said that [...]

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News in Brief 06 July 2017 – PM

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  "Historic" treaty on multilateral nuclear disarmament due for adoption Friday The first multilateral nuclear disarmament treaty to be concluded in more than 20 years, is due to be adopted at UN Headquarters on Friday. Briefing reporters in New York, the chairman of the UN Conference to Negotiate a Legally Binding Instrument to Prohibit Nuclear [...]

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Syria chemical weapons investigations proceeding "objectively, impartially"

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The head of an independent joint investigative panel examining the use of chemical weapons during the Syrian civil war, told the UN Security Council that it was proceeding "objectively, impartially" with its work. Edmund Mulet leads the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)-UN Joint Investigative Mechanism, known as the JIM. The JIM has [...]

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UN adds Historic Centre of Vienna to list of endangered sites

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The Historic Centre of Vienna has been added to the list of World Heritage in Danger because of a planned high-rise building, the UN announced on Thursday. The World Heritage Committee is responsible for monitoring the conservation state of conservation of these so-called natural or man-made "wonders of the world" and deciding which places go [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 06 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: The UN adds Vienna's historic centre to the list of endangered sites, and you'll hear how climate change is affecting food security in the the Small Island Developing States.

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SIDS share "unique challenges" to food security and nutrition

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The launch of a Global Action Programme on Food Security and Nutrition in the Small Island Developing States or SIDS has been welcomed by the UN. Peter Thompson, the UN General Assembly President, made the remarks in his opening statement during a Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) conference in Rome, Italy. Because of their small [...]

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News in Brief 06 July 2017 – AM

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Global food costs rise to a near two-year high Global food costs have risen to the highest in nearly two years, driven by record butter prices, together with the rising cost of wheat and meat. That's according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Food Price index for June, which tracks international market prices of [...]

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Syria envoy welcomes "progress” at Astana ahead of new Geneva talks

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Talks in the Kazakh capital Astana aimed at ending the war in Syria made "small" but "important" steps towards an eventual resolution of the conflict, UN negotiator Staffan de Mistura has said. He was speaking on Wednesday after discussions between the Syrian government and opposition forces, along with Russia, Turkey and Iran. The aim of [...]

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UN and Africa: focus on West and Central Africa, tourism and Côte d'Ivoire

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

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UN Gender Focus: peacekeeping, human rights and women in science

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Reports of sexual abuse by peacekeepers "shocked" UN in CAR The allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by peacekeepers in the Central African Republic or CAR came as a "huge shock" to the UN Mission there also known by the acronym, MINUSCA. That's what Diane Corner, the Deputy Head of MINUSCA said during a visit [...]

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Reports of sexual abuse by peacekeepers "shocked" UN in CAR

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The allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by peacekeepers in the Central African Republic or CAR came as a "huge shock" to the UN Mission there also known by the acronym, MINUSCA. That's what Diane Corner, the Deputy Head of MINUSCA said during a visit to UN Headquarters in New York on the last day [...]

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