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"Hopes and dreams" fade for South Sudan's children

Listen / A young girl walks along the edge of a drainage chanel in in the in Protection of Civilian (POC) camp in the evening light in Bentiu, South Sudan. Photo: UNICEF/UN043961/Holt

"The hopes and dreams" of South Sudan's children have failed to materialize as the world's youngest nation prepares to mark its sixth anniversary on Sunday. That's the verdict of the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) which said on the eve of the anniversary, that children "continue to bear the brunt of conflict and collapsing essential services." [...]

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Global nature of aviation puts "everyone" at same terror risk: ICAO chief

Listen / Fang Liu, Secretary-General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), addresses the Security Council last September. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

The global nature of the aviation industry puts "everyone at the same level of risk" from potential terrorist attack. That's the warning from the Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Fang Liu, delivered to a special meeting of the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee on Friday. Matt Wells reports. The meeting on "Terrorist Threats [...]

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"Historic" treaty on banning nuclear weapons adopted at UN

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An "historic" treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons was adopted in the UN on Friday after months of negotiation. The UN Conference to Negotiate a Legally Binding Instrument to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons, Leading Towards their Total Elimination, began in March, following a vote in the General Assembly last year. "The treaty represents an important step and [...]

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News in Brief 7 July 2017 (PM)

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Hunger report shows US$1billion toll of malnutrition in DRC each year A study published on Friday into the economic toll of malnutrition in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) reveals costs of around US$1 billion each year. That's equivalent to as much as 4.5 per cent of the country's Gross Domestic Product, according to [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 07 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: A greater gender balance is needed in peacekeeping, the UN chief says; and recent reports of sexual abuse by peacekeepers "shocked" the UN in the Central African Republic (CAR).

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Greater gender balance needed in peacekeeping, says UN chief

Listen / Members of the Guatemalan contingent of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) participate in a medal award ceremony in recognition of their service. Port-au-Prince, Haiti. UN Photo/Marco Domino (file)

Deploying more women to peacekeeping operations will help boost the protection of civilians and reduce the chances of sexual exploitation and abuse, the UN chief urged on Friday. António Guterres was speaking via video-link to chiefs of defence and senior military officials attending a conference at UN Headquarters in New York. The meeting is part [...]

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"Smart" bacteria make gonorrhoea impossible to treat

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So-called "smart" bacteria have made the common sexually-transmitted infection gonorrhoea impossible to treat in some cases, UN health experts have said. The warning comes from the World Health Organization (WHO), which has released data from 77 countries showing that the bacteria which cause gonorrhoea have evolved to resist new antibiotics. Every year nearly 80 million [...]

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News in Brief 7 July 2017 (AM) – Geneva

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UN chief "deeply sorry" as Cyprus deal proves elusive UN chief António Guterres has said he is "deeply sorry" that talks aimed at reuniting Cyprus have ended without an agreement, at the end of several days of intensive negotiations in Switzerland. Here he is speaking to journalists in the early hours of Friday morning: "I [...]

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