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News in Brief 8 September 2017 (PM)

Listen / Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed addresses the General Assembly informal meeting on the status of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): UN Photo/Evan Schneider

  SDGs are "taking hold" across the world: UN Deputy chief The Sustainable Development Goals are "taking hold" across the world and capturing public imagination, two years after they were agreed by 193 countries. That's the view of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, addressing an informal meeting on implementing the 17 global goals in the [...]

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News in Brief 8 September 2017 – Geneva (AM)

Listen / Newborn twin babies at Myanmar Refugee Camp in Bangladesh, born to their mother nine days ago after she fled her home in Myanmar.  Photo: UNHCR

Bangladesh camps for "desperate" Myanmar refugees are full to capacity Bangladeshi camps and facilities for Myanmar refugees fleeing violence are "full to capacity", but there has been no let-up in the number of arrivals, the UN said on Friday. IOM, the International Organization for Migration, is coordinating the international response by UN agencies and partners, [...]

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Podcast special: We need “a surge in diplomacy for peace” Guterres

Listen / The Secretary-General meets South Sudanese refugees during a visit to Imvepi camp in northern Uganda, in June 2017. UN Photo/Mark Garten

In his first interview for UN News, Secretary-General António Guterres tells us there needs to be a “surge in diplomacy for peace”, and that global problems need global solutions beyond the capacity of any superpower. He tells Reem Abaza that climate change is “undeniable” and inextricably linked to the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. For this special [...]

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Influx sparks warning on Greek refugee centres

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Conditions for Syrian and Iraqi refugees are deteriorating on the Greek islands where there's been a surge in arrivals in recent weeks. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, issued the warning after announcing a more than 30 per cent rise in numbers of people crossing the sea from Turkey to Greece in August compared with July. [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 08 September 2017

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Listen to our special daily programme, featuring an in-depth interview with the UN Secretary General António Guterres. The programme is presented by Matt Wells, and Reem Abaza. You can find an extended version of the interview by visiting our podcast page, The Lid Is On, or the UN Radio Soundcloud platform.

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