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"Let youth lead" when it comes to non-violence urges expert

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"We are built for peace, but we are trained for violence". That's the assessment of one expert who came to UN Headquarters in New York on Monday to help mark the International Day of Non-Violence. Kit Miller is the Director of the M. K. Gandhi Institute for Non-Violence and she's spent years working on the [...]

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News in Brief 02 October 2017 (PM)

Listen / Minors make up at least 60 per cent of the Rohingya refugees who have crossed the border to Bangladesh over the past few weeks. Highly traumatized, they are arriving malnourished and injured after walking for days. Photo: UNICEF/Brown

  Government of Myanmar allows UN officials to visit Rakhine state In what was described by the UN as a "positive step," senior officials were finally given access to Myanmar's northern Rakhine state on Monday. Authorities in Myanmar cancelled a planned visit by the UN to the region last week. Around 507,000 mainly Rohingya Muslim [...]

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Space tech speeds up sustainable development: UN space chief

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Technology built to explore the stars, is also having a dramatic impact in the more down-to-earth pursuit of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. That's according to the Director of the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), Simonetta Di Pippo, who was in Australia at the end of September, to attend the International Astronautical Congress. [...]

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IOM chief pleads for humanitarian access to save lives in Yemen

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The head of the UN migration agency, IOM, was in Yemen on Monday to stress the need for immediate humanitarian access in order to save millions of lives. More than two years of violent conflict there means that 80 per cent of the population, or 21 million people, requires aid relief to survive. Furthermore, Yemen [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 02 October 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: UN migration chief pleads for humanitarian access to save lives in Yemen; and how space technology speeds up sustainable development.

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News in Brief 02 October 2017 (AM)

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Rations for refugees in northern Kenya cut by 30 per cent: WFP Food rations for around 420,000 refugees living in the Dadaab and Kakuma camps in northern Kenya are to be cut by around 30 per cent, the World Food Programme (WFP) announced on Monday. WFP said that the cuts were due to a shortfall [...]

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World has let down displaced, says refugee chief

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The "unspeakable suffering" faced by refugees should be tackled head on by the international community, amid a sharp fall in available shelter spaces, the head of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Monday. Filippo Grandi told Member States in Geneva that 1.2 million refugees need resettling globally but fewer than 100,000 places are available [...]

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