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Some 700,000 civilians displaced from western Mosul: UN

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Some 700,000 civilians have been displaced from western Mosul, the UN Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq said on Monday. Lise Grande, who is also the Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator of the UN Mission in the country, UNAMI, was speaking via video link from Baghdad. She told journalists in New York that [...]

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News in Brief 17 July 2017 (PM)

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  UN "deeply concerned" for safety of civilians in Raqqa The UN and the humanitarian community remain "deeply concerned" for the safety of people trapped in Raqqa city in Syria, the deputy UN spokesperson has said. Farhan Haq confirmed the news during a briefing to the press on Monday. Heavy fighting continues to affect civilians, [...]

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Countries urged by UN chief to "fully cooperate" with MH17 probe

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On the third anniversary of the tragic downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17, or MH17, the UN Secretary-General has called on States to "fully cooperate" with an ongoing probe. The plane was en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam on 17 July 2014 when it crashed in eastern Ukraine, killing 298 people. António Guterres said [...]

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Security Council urged to continue Iraqi support following Mosul victory

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Iraq will continue to require international support in the wake of the military victory in the northern city of Mosul, the Security Council heard on Monday. The UN's top representative in the country, as well as a senior Iraqi diplomat, told ambassadors of the "substantial" need for assistance, including to remove landmines left by the [...]

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"Time is of the essence" to implement the Sustainable Development Goals: UN

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The rate of progress to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets by 2030 is "far slower than needed". That's the view of the Under-Secretary-General for the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) Wu Hongbo. He was speaking at the launch of latest SDG progress report on Monday. Jocelyne Sambira has more. The [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 17 July 2017

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Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Dianne Penn and Jocelyne Sambira. In today's programme: Security Council urged to continue Iraqi support following Mosul victory; and we hear why integration is often migrants' biggest challenge.

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States give go-ahead to end arsenic-contaminated rice

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A bid to protect global consumers from naturally occurring arsenic-contaminated rice has been given the go-ahead by Member States, the UN said on Monday. The initiative is one of many food safety measures covered by an international body known as the Codex Alimentarius Commission. It was set up in 1963 by the World Health Organization [...]

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News in Brief 17 July 2017 (AM)

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More than 12 million babies worldwide were not vaccinated in 2016 More than 12 million babies worldwide, nearly one in ten, did not receive any vaccinations in 2016, the UN says. Every year, the World Health Organization and the UN Children's Fund UNICEF jointly produce national immunization coverage estimates for each of the 194 WHO [...]

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Why fitting in is often migrants' biggest challenge

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Helping migrants integrate into host communities is crucial to everyone's wellbeing, but it's something that's frequently misunderstood by authorities, the UN has said. The issue is one of many on the agenda at the International Dialogue on Migration in Geneva beginning on Tuesday, hosted by the UN migration agency, IOM. The recommendations that emerge from [...]

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