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Film bears witness to work of UN peacekeepers in DR Congo

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After seeing negative news reports about UN peacekeepers, American filmmaker Melonie Kastman was inspired to share some positive stories surrounding the blue helmets. She spent several months embedded with the Force Intervention Brigade at the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to document life in North Kivu province—one of the country's most [...]

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News in Brief 23 October 2017 (PM)

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Ending child marriage in West & Central Africa could take 100 years: UNICEF Unless action is taken to stamp out child marriage in West and Central Africa, it will take more than 100 years to end the practice in these regions. That's according to projections by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) which were released on [...]

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Emergency animal health campaign launched around Mosul

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A lesser-known casualty of the brutal fighting to liberate Mosul from Daesh, or ISIL extremists, has been livestock around the northern Iraqi city, said the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Monday. FAO's Emergency Response Coordinator in Iraq, Paul Schlunke, said most animals have not been vaccinated in three years, and FAO is concerned they [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 23 October 2017

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Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells and Dianne Penn. In today's programme: The nightmare continues for Rohingya refugees but a special pledging conference raises US$335 million dollars to "keep pace" with "intensifying needs"; and: An emergency UN campaign gets underway around Mosul in Iraq [...]

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More Rohingya crisis funding vital to keep pace with needs

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More funding to "keep pace with intensifying needs" is urgently needed in Bangladesh to support thousands of refugees who continue to cross the border with Myanmar each day. That's the plea from UN relief chief Mark Lowcock, who joined other agency heads and government representatives at a special pledging conference for Rohingya refugees in Geneva [...]

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News in Brief 23 October 2017 (AM)

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UN and AU underline commitment to Kenya ahead of elections Political leaders in Kenya and their supporters are being urged to create conditions that will allow for peaceful elections later this week. The appeal was made by UN Secretary-General António Guterres and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat. Kenyans return to [...]

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Protecting culture promotes peace and security: UNESCO

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The rise in terrorism is posing a challenge to global efforts to safeguard cultural heritage and identity. That's according to the Director of the New York liaison office of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Marie Paule Roudil was speaking following a meeting at UN Headquarters on Italy's experience in protecting endangered cultural [...]

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