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UN chief calls for action on Myanmar and DPRK

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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres reiterated on Wednesday the need to end the wave of violence in Myanmar. Speaking to the press ahead of the General Assembly high-level debate that starts next Tuesday, Mr. Guterres highlighted the severity of the humanitarian situation in the country. Ana Carmo has more. Secretary-General António Guterres reiterated his call for Muslims from [...]

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News in Brief 13 September 2017 (PM)

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New film by photographer Rankin and UNICEF highlights the plight of children uprooted Renowned fashion photographer and director Rankin has joined forces with the UN Children's Fund, UNICEF, to create a 60-second film highlighting the plight of children uprooted by war, poverty and disaster. The thought-provoking video urges people to see past the refugee and [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 13 September 2017

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Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Ana Carmo. In today's programme the head of the newly-created UN Counter-Terrorism Office tells us geographical balance and gender equality will be essential to its success; and, we hear from a world poetry champion who is drawing attention to the [...]

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News in Brief 13 September 2017 – Geneva (AM)

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  States "reticent" at tackling global enforced disappearances crisis "Thousands and thousands of people" are victims of enforced disappearance around the world and the number shows no signs of falling, a UN human rights panel said on Wednesday. The UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances also said that an increasing number of armed groups with State [...]

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Wau could provide "model" for return home of South Sudan's displaced people

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The return of displaced people to their homes in Wau in north-western South Sudan could provide a "model" for other parts of the country, the head of the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has said. David Shearer was speaking on a visit to the town which is hosting over 40,000 people who have [...]

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"We know and we see you": poetry champion returns home to Darfur

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Emtithal (Emi) Mahmoud writes poetry to draw attention to the war-torn Darfur region of Sudan, as well as the global refugee crisis. The Sudanese poet, who currently lives in the United States, recently visited El Fasher, Darfur. Brought up in the region – which has suffered years of conflict – she left Sudan as a [...]

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"Geographical balance", gender equality, essential: counter-terror chief

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The Under-Secretary-General of the newly created United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office believes that "geographical balance and gender equality are pre-requisites for the success of the unit". Vladimir Voronkov was appointed by the UN Secretary General António Guterres in June, after the General Assembly approved the establishment of a new office to help Member States implement the [...]

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