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News in Brief 06 November 2017 (PM)

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Security Council calls for "unhindered" humanitarian access to Rakhine State The Security Council on Monday demanded that authorities in Myanmar give the UN and partners "unhindered" humanitarian access to Rakhine State. The Presidential Statement expressed "grave concern" at the accounts of intercommunal violence, that have seen more than 600,000 mainly Muslim Rohingya flee Rakhine across [...]

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‘Police Week’ a "unique time" to listen and learn: new Police Adviser

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Police Week which began at UN Headquarters in New York on Monday, is a "unique time" for all involved in policing to exchange experience and learn from each other. That's the view of Luis Carrilho, who took up his latest post as the new UN Police Adviser with the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) at [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 06 November 2017

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Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells. In today's programme: It's more than the final frontier, as space agencies from across the world meet in Dubai to discuss how their work can help development on earth; and: Everyone needs to do more to prepare for [...]

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Disaster can be prevented, says tsunami survivor

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People mistakenly believe natural disasters are something that happen to someone else, a tsunami survivor has said, in a call for governments and communities to do far more to protect themselves from the worst. Petra Nemcova – who lived through the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami – has been speaking after becoming the UN's first World [...]

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News in Brief 06 November 2017 (AM)

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Climate change conference aims for "next level" on tackling global warming The 2017 UN Climate Change Conference, or COP23, opened in Bonn, Germany, on Monday, aiming to launch nations towards "the next level of ambition" when it comes to keeping global warming below 2 degrees Celsius. COP23 comes just two years after the landmark adoption [...]

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2017 “could be second-hottest on record”

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Major international climate change negotiations have begun in Germany amid a warning from UN weather experts that 2017 may prove to be the second-hottest year on record. The warmest to date was 2016, with 2015 not far behind. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) finding – issued in its annual State of the Climate report – [...]

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Dubai forum investigates role of space in development

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Top officials from national space agencies, diplomats, academics, representatives from the private sector and others are meeting in Dubai this week to explore how they can help create a better world by 2030. They are taking part in the second annual High Level Forum on Space as a Driver for Socio-economic Development organized by the [...]

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