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News in Brief 18 September 2017 (PM)

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Appeal for "global solidarity" to help millions hit by Irma: UN chief The UN chief António Guterres has appealed for "global solidarity" on behalf of the millions affected by Hurricane Irma and other extreme weather events to come. The Secretary-General was speaking at a high-level meeting of the new session of the UN General Assembly [...]

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Countries support UN reform pledge

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Reform of the United Nations took centre stage this Monday as 128 countries backed a pledge to reshape the global organization. United States President Donald Trump joined UN Secretary-General António Guterres to underline the common goal of a UN that provides value for money while advancing shared values. Dianne Penn reports. Duration: 3'03"

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UN Daily News Programme 18 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: countries support UN reform pledge; and we talk to the senior UN official spearheading efforts to stamp out sexual exploitation and abuse.

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"Window of opportunity" closing on non-communicable diseases, warns WHO

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Millions of people are dying prematurely from diseases such as cancer and heart disease and many governments are making only "limited" progress in controlling them, UN health experts said on Monday. A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) indicates that much greater political will is needed to beat these non-communicable diseases – also [...]

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News in Brief 18 September 2017 (AM)

Listen / An 11-month-old child having his arm measured at a health centre at the Banki IDP camp in Borno state, north-east Nigeria. Photo: UNICEF/Esiebo

  Nearly US$10 million needed "urgently" for north-east Nigeria cholera response The UN and other aid partners launched an emergency appeal for US$9.9 million on Monday, to respond to the ongoing cholera outbreak in north-east Nigeria, and prevent further outbreaks in high-risk areas. The region has been suffering from a conflict-driven humanitarian and economic crisis [...]

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