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News in Brief 11 July 2017 (PM)

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Top banks join UN in promoting climate transparency Eleven of the world's leading banks, representing over US$7 trillion, have joined with the UN to promote climate transparency in financial markets. The banks will develop analytical tools and indicators to strengthen their assessment and disclosure of climate-related risks and opportunities. The effort is being led by [...]

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Myanmar: Muslim, Rakhine women bond over literacy classes

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Women belonging to different religious minorities in the restive Rakhine State in Myanmar are mending fences as they learn to read, write and sew, the UN said on Friday. The project, supported by the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, promotes peaceful co-existence through vocational training classes. It's based in the town of Maungdaw, where media reports [...]

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Security Council hears of "disturbing levels" of violence in DRC's Kasaï provinces

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Despite efforts to protect civilians in the Kasaï provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), human rights violations and abuses continue to persist, UN peacekeeping chief Jean-Pierre Lacroix told the Security Council on Tuesday. The Kasais are located in western DRC where a militia known as Kamuina Nsapu has targeted and killed scores [...]

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UN deputy chief highlights value of investing in family planning

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Investing in family planning is critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, the UN Deputy Secretary-General said on Tuesday, World Population Day. Amina Mohammed was speaking in London at a Family Planning Summit co-hosted by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA). Dianne Penn reports. The theme for World Population Day 2017 is 'Family Planning: Empowering People, [...]

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UN rights chief urges Iraq to prioritize accountability and reconciliation

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An Iraq grounded in equality and the rule of law is "the most fitting response" to the horrors inflicted on citizens by extremists, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Tuesday. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein's comments follow the recent retaking of the northern city of Mosul from the terrorist group ISIL, which is [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 11 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: The UN humanitarian coordinator in Iraq tells us the war-ravaged civilians of Mosul need confidence their city can rise from the rubble; and we'll hear how scientists and mayors are working together, to protect [...]

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News in Brief 11 July 2017 (AM)

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UN honours memory of Srebrenica victims The United Nations is this Tuesday remembering and honouring the thousands of men and boys slaughtered 22 years ago in the town of Srebrenica in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the Balkan Wars. The 11 July 1995 massacre was the largest atrocity on European soil since the organization was founded [...]

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