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News in Brief 14 September 2017 (PM)

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UN Office on Drugs and Crime celebrates 20 years Helping justice take root is essential for preventing conflict, promoting international peace and security, and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. That was the message delivered by UN Secretary-General António Guterres in a video message on Thursday commemorating the 20th anniversary of the UN Office on Drugs [...]

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UN agency proposes "global new deal" that promotes inclusive economies

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Failure to "tame" unregulated finance threatens global efforts to build inclusive economies, UN trade body, UNCTAD, warned on Thursday. Its latest report proposes "a global new deal" aimed at addressing instability and inequality stemming from the 2008 financial crisis. Dianne Penn reports. The UNCTAD Trade and Development Report 2017: Beyond Austerity – Towards a Global [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 14 September 2017

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Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Dianne Penn. In today's programme a new alliance seeks to advance women and girls in innovation and technology;  and we hear how the return of displaced people to the city of Wau in South Sudan could serve as a model [...]

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New alliance to advance women, girls in innovation and tech

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The innovation and technology sector holds "huge opportunities for women," said to become more tangible with a new alliance aimed at advancing women and girls in the field. That's the assessment of Fiona Bayat-Renoux, leader of innovation at UN Women, which on Thursday launched the Global Innovation Coalition for Change (GICC). The coalition is comprised [...]

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News in Brief 14 September 2017 (AM)

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UNICEF delivers supplies to Rohingya children in Bangladesh Emergency water, sanitation and hygiene supplies are being delivered to support thousands of Rohingya children in Bangladesh, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) announced on Thursday. The agency's trucks are delivering the items to the south-eastern city of Cox's Bazar, representing the first wave of supplies in an [...]

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"Toxic divide" threatens billions with disease, death

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Exposure to chemical waste is possibly the biggest cause of disease and death worldwide – and it affects children and minority groups the most, a UN human rights expert said on Thursday. Baskut Tuncak, who's a Special Rapporteur on hazardous substances, said that billions of people find themselves on the wrong side of this "toxic [...]

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