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Nuclear test ban represents "low hanging fruit" to stop proliferation

Listen / Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), speaks to the press on the recent nuclear test by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and its detection by the monitoring system of the CTBTO. UN Photo/Kim Haughton

Making a nuclear weapons test ban treaty a reality represents "low hanging fruit" in the effort towards halting rising tensions over the Korean Peninsula. That's according to Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban-Treaty Organization (CTBTO). He's been attending the opening week of the new UN General Assembly, where North Korea's continuing violation [...]

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UN Gender Focus: fighting violence against women, new UN gender parity strategy and empowering women economically

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Gender equality a "driver" in fighting violence against women and girls A concrete plan to fight violence against women and girls demands recognizing its various forms in regions across the globe. This from European Union (EU) Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, speaking about the "Spotlight Initiative," launched this week on the margins [...]

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Development goals impossible without education for girls says Malala

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Not a single one of the ambitious 2030 Sustainable Development Goals can be achieved unless girls across the world receive an education. That's the firm view of the youngest UN Messenger of Peace ever to be appointed; the children's rights activist and Nobel Laureate, Malala Yousafzai. She was speaking to a coalition of global leaders [...]

20 Sep 2017 | Posted in 72nd General Assembly, Sustainable Development Goals, Today's News | Read More »

News in Brief 20 September 2017 (PM)

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World must "seize the moment" to end protracted crisis in Libya: Guterres The international community needs to "seize the moment" and work towards a lasting political solution to the protracted crisis that has gripped Libya for the past six years. UN chief António Guterres made the plea on Wednesday at the start of a high-level [...]

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Countries take stock of UN declaration on refugees, migrants

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One year ago, the world met in New York to underscore the need to protect millions of people fleeing conflict and persecution in their homelands. At the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, leaders took stock of a plan that aims to bring greater security to refugees and migrants. Dianne Penn reports. Duration: 3’00″

20 Sep 2017 | Posted in 72nd General Assembly, Today's Features | Read More »

UN Daily News Programme 20 September 2017

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Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Dianne Penn and Matt Wells. In today's programme: Countries take stock of a global plan on refugees and migrants; and the European Union partners with the UN to stamp out violence against women and girls.

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The world is running out of antibiotics: WHO

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The world is running out of life-saving antibiotics, according to a new report published by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday. WHO said that there was a "serious lack" of new antibiotics under development to combat the growing threat of antibiotic-resistant so-called "superbugs." Matt Wells reports. The report on antibacterial agents shows that most [...]

20 Sep 2017 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

News in Brief 20 September 2017 (AM)

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We cannot allow "doomsday weapons" to endanger the future: UN chief We cannot allow "doomsday weapons" to continue threatening our children's future and that of the entire world. That's the passionate view of UN chief António Guterres, speaking on Wednesday at the signing ceremony for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The historic [...]

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UN and EU partner to stamp out violence against women

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A concrete plan to fight violence against women and girls demands recognizing its various forms in regions across the globe. This from European Union (EU) Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, who will participate in the launch of the "Spotlight Initiative" at UN Headquarters on Wednesday. The partnership between the EU and the [...]

20 Sep 2017 | Posted in 72nd General Assembly, Today's Features | Read More »

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