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News in Brief 5 September 2017 (PM)

Listen / Rohingya refugees trudge through the rain and mud as they arrive at Kutupalong camp in Bangladesh after days on foot. Photo: UNHCR/Vivian Tan

  Unity of Security Council "crucial" to addressing North Korea nuclear crisis The unity of the Security Council is "crucial" to successfully addressing North Korea's reckless pursuit of nuclear weapons, the UN chief said on Tuesday. António Guterres was speaking to journalists at UN Headquarters about the country's underground testing of a nuclear bomb on [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 05 September 2017

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Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells and Daniel Johnson. Today: the latest nuclear bomb test by North Korea is a final wake-up call, the head of the UN's test ban treaty organization tells us. And; the head of a new Syria investigation team tells [...]

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"Bold new course" needed on urbanization: UN deputy chief

Listen / Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed addresses the Economic and Social Council and Peacebuilding Commission meeting on the Sahel. UN file photo: Kim Haughton

A "bold new course" is needed across the UN system to address the challenges of urbanization in the 21st Century, the UN deputy chief said on Tuesday. Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed was speaking on the opening day of a High Level Meeting looking at the New Urban Agenda and the working of the UN urban [...]

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New Syria probe brings justice closer, says investigator

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The head of a new UN team which is investigating the most serious crimes perpetrated during Syria's brutal civil war, says that it's her job to bring those responsible for abuses closer to justice. Former French judge Catherine Marchi-Uhel, who heads the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism, has already contacted Member States in a bid [...]

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News in brief 5 September 2017 – Geneva (AM)

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More than 5,000 civilians killed in Yemen as UN's Zeid renews call for international probe The humanitarian crisis is the worst in the world in Yemen where there's little hope of a negotiated end to hostilities soon. That's the view of Muhammad Ali Ansour, chief of the Middle East and North Africa section at the [...]

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North Korea nuclear test "last wake-up call" to the world: CTBTO chief

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North Korea's latest nuclear bomb test should be a "last wake-up call" to the international community, on the need to build diplomatic bridges through the test-ban treaty. That's the view of the Executive Secretary of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) Lassina Zerbo. He said that the pace of [...]

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