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Security Council strongly condemns "highly provocative" DPRK missile launch

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UN Member States are being urged to fully implement sanctions against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). The appeal was made by the UN Security Council which has condemned the country's latest ballistic missile launch. Dianne Penn reports. The Security Council held urgent consultations on Friday to address what it described as "the highly [...]

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News in Brief 15 September 2017 (PM)

Listen / Some of the many children attending the United Nations Peace Bell Ceremony on the Occasion of the 36th Anniversary of the International Day of Peace. UN Photo/Kim Haughton

  UN chief stresses solidarity with refugees on International Day of Peace Refugees are the focus of this year's commemoration of the International Day of Peace, observed annually on 21 September. At a ceremony at UN Headquarters on Friday to mark the day, Secretary-General António Guterres called on people everywhere to show solidarity with the [...]

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UN Gender Focus: South Sudan, girls in tech and gender equality

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Only female contingent commander in South Sudan heads new hospital project in Bentiu "Women are still a minority in most of the armed forces around the world; and in some ways, that is a privileged position." That's the view of Lieutenant Colonel Katie Hislop of the United Kingdom who is the only female commander at [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 15 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: Conflict, climate change behind a resurgence in world hunger; and we hear about plans to achieve gender parity across the UN system.

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UN chief implements new gender parity strategy

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When he took office in January of this year, UN Secretary-General António Guterres pledged to reach gender parity across the global organization. Mr Guterres took that commitment a step forward this week by launching a strategy to reach parity among senior leaders by 2021, and ultimately across the UN system in 2028. Currently, there is [...]

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Lifesaving aid reaches displaced inside Myanmar

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Aid has started to arrive in Myanmar's Rakhine state where ongoing violence has forced nearly 400,000 civilians to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) announced the development on Friday, saying it had reached camps for displaced civilians in Myanmar in the last three days, with enough supplies for 50,000 people. Daniel [...]

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Conflict, climate change behind rise in world hunger: UN report

Listen / Bada, Kako, 3 years old, and other IDP children in the village of Tagal, Lake Chad region, Chad. Photo: UNICEF/UN028762/Tremeau

After steadily declining for over a decade, world hunger is once again on the rise, says the latest UN report on world food security and nutrition, released on Friday. Some 815 million people were affected by hunger in 2016, an increase of 38 million from the previous year. The report singles out conflict, increasingly compounded [...]

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News in Brief 15 September 2017 – Geneva (AM)

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UN chief condemns "yet another" DPRK missile test The latest missile test by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has been condemned by UN Secretary-General António Guterres. In a statement, Mr Guterres described Friday's launch as a "manifest violation" of Security Council resolutions. The 15-member body is due to discuss what action to take after the [...]

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