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Mosul civilians need "confidence" their city will rise from the rubble

Listen / Iraqi IDP's, mainly from Gogjali on the Eastern outskirst of Mosul, arrive at the UNHCR run Hasansham camp. Photo: UNHCR/ Ivor Prickett

Following the final defeat of Daesh, or ISIL, extremists, the residents of Mosul need to have confidence that essential services can and will return to their shattered city. That's the view of the UN's Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, Lise Grande, who is also the UN Development Programme's (UNDP) Resident Representative there. She was the senior [...]

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News in Brief 10 July 2017 (PM)

Listen / A child with severe diarrhoea or cholera receives treatment at the Sab'een Hospital in Sana'a, Yemen,on 12 May 2017. © UNICEF/UN065873/Alzekri

Yemen cholera cases surpass 300,000 The number of suspected cases of cholera in Yemen has surpassed 300,000 in just 75 days, the United Nations announced on Monday. The unprecedented outbreak of the disease is also associated with 1,700 deaths in the country. Cholera is present in more than 90 per cent of all districts in [...]

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New UN mission to verify rebel reintegration in Colombia

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The Security Council has moved to establish a second UN political mission in Colombia in continued support of the country's peace process. The 15 ambassadors on Monday unanimously voted in favour of the new mission, which follows on from another UN operation which completes its work in September. The Colombian authorities and the rebel group [...]

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"Several stars coinciding" as UN Syria envoy restarts talks in Geneva

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A deal to set up a ceasefire zone in Syria along with other political developments could help a fresh round of talks aimed at ending more than six years of conflict in the country, UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Monday. The veteran UN negotiator was speaking to journalists in Geneva after Russia, [...]

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"Revitalized" partnership for Sustainable Development "is needed"

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A revitalized global partnership to meet the challenges of implementing the ambitious 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is needed. That's the view of the Under-Secretary-General for the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), addressing the opening of the High Level Political Forum on the SDGs at UN Headquarters. Matt Wells reports. Duration: 2’48″

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UN Daily News Programme 10 July 2017

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Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Matt Wells and Dianne Penn. In today’s programme: Trust is key to protecting unaccompanied children left to the mercy of traffickers in Europe, says the UN Refugee Agency; and a revitalized partnership across the world is needed if the Sustainable Development Goals [...]

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News in Brief 10 July 2017 (AM)

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Mosul recovery "significant step" in fight against terrorism: UN chief The recovery of the Iraqi city of Mosul has been hailed by the UN Secretary-General as "a significant step in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism." Iraqi forces and their allies liberated the northern city this past weekend following a nine-month battle against the [...]

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Trust “key” in protection of unaccompanied minors

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A plan has been unveiled to protect unaccompanied refugee and migrant children from violence and abuse as they head to – and travel within – Europe, the UN announced on Monday. The proposals are contained in a document called The Roadmap – the work of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) [...]

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Science "has answers" to rising sea level threat

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Many of the world's biggest cities are exposed to rising sea levels but scientists and Mayors can work together to protect millions of people from the threat, climate experts said on Friday. According to the UN partner the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), more than 100 million people live just one metre above the current [...]

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