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First ever Cuban music industry strategy will add jobs, share heritage

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The cultural heritage of Cuba's vibrant music industry has enormous potential to enrich the world. That's the passionate view of Alejandro Rivera Rojas, Programme Officer for the Latin American and Caribbean division for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). A new national strategy was launched on Wednesday at UNIDO headquarters in Vienna, Austria, aimed [...]

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News in Brief 06 October 2017 (PM)

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Nobel prize for group opposing nuclear weapons, praised by UN chief The announcement on Friday that this year's Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to an international group campaigning to abolish nuclear weapons reminds the world of the "catastrophic risk" they pose. That's the view of UN chief António Guterres, who said the prize recognized [...]

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Violence against children report "a very strong prevention tool"

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There needs to be a greater emphasis on preventing violence against children to decrease "shocking levels of killing and maiming" of young people around the world. That's one key conclusion of the Annual Report of the UN Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict for 2016, published on Friday. Virginia Gamba, who serves as the UN [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 06 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 initiative aims to make 'Space for Women'; and: South Sudanese girls model their full potential on a Catwalk to Freedom.  

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Listen / Bangladesh. Shelter urgently needed for Rohingya fleeing violence

2,000 Rohingya refugees still crossing into Bangladesh each day: IOM An estimated 2,000 Rohingya refugees are continuing to flee across the border into Bangladesh each day, with as many as 100,000 still waiting to cross over from Myanmar. That's according to the UN migration agency, IOM, which says the mainly Muslim refugees who have been [...]

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UN initiative aims to make 'Space for Women'

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A UN project currently under development aims to ensure women have a place in outer space. The goal is to encourage more women and girls, particularly in developing countries, to pursue careers in STEM: that is, Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths; and to increase women's involvement in the space sector. The Space for Women project [...]

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Myanmar refugees crisis is far from over, says UN emergency relief chief

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The more than half a million people who have fled Myanmar to Bangladesh in recent weeks need a greater level of help from the international community as the exodus continues, the UN's new Emergency Relief Coordinator said on Friday. Speaking in Geneva, Mark Lowcock called the situation the world's fastest growing refugee crisis – and [...]

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