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Diplomats help build buzz over World Bee Day

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There's never been a time when the pollinating power of the lowly honey bee has been more important to the planet than now. That's the view of some diplomats at UN Headquarters in New York who are making the case for giving bees their own official international day. Ambassador Darja Bavdaz Kuret of Slovenia, argues [...]

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News in Brief 17 October 2017 (PM)

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UN chief urges unity on International Day to eradicate poverty People worldwide are being urged to unite and stamp out poverty. UN Secretary-General António Guterres made the appeal in a video message issued on Tuesday, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Mr Guterres said it was an occasion to stand in solidarity with [...]

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"Personality politics" driving conflict in South Sudan must end

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The South Sudanese people have been "held hostage" to "personality politics" for long enough and accountable institutions must be allowed to take over. That's the stark message from UN Peacekeeping chief, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, briefing the Security Council on Tuesday. He said that the Regional Protection Force, or RPF, which was mandated more than a year [...]

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Reproductive health inextricably linked to inequality: UNFPA

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Economics is just the tip of "the inequality iceberg." That's one of the conclusions being stressed by Richard Kollodge, Senior Editorial Adviser at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), following the release of the agency's 2017 report on the state of the world's population. Mr Kollodge told UN News that the report details the link [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 17 October 2017

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Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells and Ana Carmo. In today’s programme:  A new report on world population trends reveals the surprising link between unplanned pregnancy and local economic decline. We'll be hearing from the UN Population Fund; and: South Sudan's era of destructive [...]

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News in Brief 17 October 2017 (AM)

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UNHCR concerned about stranded Rohingya refugees The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is urging authorities in Bangladesh to admit thousands of Rohingya refugees stranded near the border with Myanmar. It's estimated that up to 15,000 are squatting in paddy fields after having entered the country through a crossing point in the south-east on Sunday and Monday. [...]

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