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News in Brief 6 September 2017 (PM)

Listen / Secretary-General António Guterres speaks to journalists at a press encounter. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

  Strengthened efforts needed to prevent genocide, war crimes: UN chief Strengthened efforts are needed to help prevent genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity, said the UN chief on Wednesday, launching his first report on the responsibility to protect. He told the Security Council that the high number of refugees and internally-displaced [...]

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Podcast: protecting children from online predators – what you need to know

Listen / Neil Walsh, head of global cybercrime for UNODC, in conversation with Paulina Greer, for our UN News Podcast series, The Lid Is On. UN Photo

If someone wanted to harm you or your family, what could they learn by looking at your social media profile? That's one of the key questions Paulina Greer puts to Neil Walsh, the head of global cybercrime for the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in this latest edition of our podcast series, The [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 06 September 2017

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Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells. In today's programme: as Hurricane Irma leaves a trail of destruction across the Caribbean, a senior UN official in Haiti tells us people need to prepare for the worst. And – Syria's "moment of truth" is fast approaching [...]

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Seek safety ahead of Hurricane Irma, UNICEF urges Haitians

Listen / Hurricane Matthew passed over Jeremie, Haiti, on 4 October 2016, a category 4 storm with heavy rains and winds. The country is now bracing for Hurricane Irma. UN Photo/Logan Abassi

Haitians who are bracing themselves for the arrival of the Category 5 Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean, need to prepare themselves and move out of harm's way if necessary. That's according to the UN Children's Fund Deputy Representative, Jean Metenier, speaking on the line from the capital, Port au Prince. The UNICEF official said the [...]

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Syria's "moment of truth" fast approaching: Envoy

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ISIL or Daesh fighters in two key Syrian towns are nearing defeat and when that happens it could be the "moment of truth" for the future of the country, UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Wednesday. Speaking in Geneva, the veteran negotiator said that Deir-ez-Zour was essentially liberated from the extremists. Raqqa, Mr [...]

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News in Brief 6 September 2017 (AM)

Listen / Young children play outside after the school day ends in rural Nepal. Photo: Aisha Faquir/World Bank

  "Nearly zero progress" in reducing global out-of-school rate: UNICEF The percentage of 6-15-year-olds missing out on school has barely decreased over the past decade, the UN Children's Fund UNICEF  said on Wednesday. "Pervasive levels of poverty", protracted conflicts, and complex humanitarian emergencies have led to stagnation, UNICEF said. The agency called for more investment [...]

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