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News in Brief 11 August (PM)

Listen / Secretary-General António Guterres meeting with youth leaders and women political hopefuls in the Mathare slum of Nairobi, Kenya. Photo: UN Habitat/Julius Mwelu

  "Critical role" for young men and women in preventing conflict There's a "critical role" for young men and women to play in preventing war, and ensuring lasting peace. That's one of the key messages from UN chief António Guterres, to mark International Youth Day, which is celebrated every 12 August. The Summer Youth Assembly [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 11 August 2017

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Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Jocelyne Sambira and Matt Wells. In today’s programme: Young people can really make a change, says the new UN Youth Envoy, and the UN in South Sudan says it maintains a “zero tolerance” approach to the militarization of protection camps.  

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"Youth can make a change" says new UN Youth Envoy

Listen / UN Youth envoy, Jayathma Wickramanayake, arriving at the airport in Baghdad. Photo: Sanaa Kareem/UNAMI

Young people can really make a change today more than any time in history, the new UN Youth Envoy said ahead of International Youth Day observed every 12 August. Jayathma Wickramanayake arrived in Iraq on Friday to mark the day with young peace-builders in the war-torn country. The official theme for this year is "Youth [...]

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News in Brief 11 August (AM) – Geneva

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1.6 million displaced Ukrainians "struggle to find safety" amid ongoing hostilities Parties to the conflict in Ukraine must respect the security of civilians, 1.6 million of whom are displaced and "struggle to find safety", the UN said on Friday. The appeal from the UN refugee agency UNHCR comes amid ongoing sporadic conflict in the east [...]

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Drought-stricken herders in Ethiopia in urgent need of support: FAO

Listen / A village in Ethiopia weathers the drought where many have lost their livestock. Photo: FAO/Tamiru Legesse

Drought-stricken livestock herders in Ethiopia are in urgent need of support as the number of people going hungry rises each day. That's according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which said on Friday that for families dependent on cattle, their animals' survival "can literally mean the difference between life and death". More details from [...]

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