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Sharing space resources helps sustainable development

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Countries that have developed space technologies and services must do more to share these resources with other nations, according to the head of the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization. Dr Xinjun Li believes sharing satellites and the high-resolution images they provide, is in line with international efforts to bring about a more just and equitable world. [...]

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Nepalese UN police chief: Children are South Sudan's future

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  Children in South Sudan "must not be deprived" of their right to quality education. That's the passionate view of Shambhu Upreti, who commands the Nepal Formed Police Unit (FPU), currently supporting conflict-affected school children in South Sudan as part of the UN mission, UNMISS. Since the outbreak of major civil conflict in 2013, many [...]

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News in Brief 08 November 2017 (PM)

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COP23 considers enhanced protection for "climate refugees" At the ongoing COP23 UN Climate Conference in Bonn, negotiations have started on the way the dialogue will take place at next year's conference in Poland, to accelerate implementation of the Paris Agreement. On Wednesday, host country, Germany, announced a $58 million pledge for the Adaptation Fund, which supports [...]

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UN making space-based data accessible to developing countries

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Although high-resolution satellite images and other information derived from space-based technologies are critical to disaster response and recovery efforts, many governments believe these resources are out of their reach. That's according to an official with the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) which helps developing countries to access this data via the United Nations [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 08 November 2017

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Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells and Daniel Johnson. In today’s programme:  There's "no doubt" Syria was behind a deadly chemical weapons attack earlier this year in Khan Shaykhun, says a UN panel; and: From Dubai, we hear why space is the frontier humankind [...]

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News in Brief 08 November 2017 (AM)

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Crimes against migrants in Libya may come under ICC jurisdiction Crimes against migrants detained or trafficked through Libya "may fall within the jurisdiction" of the International Criminal Court (ICC). That's the view expressed to the Security Council on Wednesday by ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda. Libya descended into conflict between armed factions following the overthrow of [...]

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We all need to be climate pioneers, says solar plane explorer Piccard

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Profitable and environmentally-friendly solutions already exist that can help to reduce global warming, and they need to be implemented as a matter of urgency by the international community. That's the message from solar plane explorer Bertrand Piccard, who's been taking part in an electric car rally outside the UN in Geneva. Before driving his e-car [...]

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Ukraine families trapped by conflict "losing hope"

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Millions of families trapped by renewed fighting in Ukraine "are losing hope" for their future, a top UN official in the country said on Wednesday. The UN Resident Coordinator in Ukraine issued the warning after hostilities threatened essential services in Donetsk province. The unresolved conflict in Ukraine is now in its fourth year. The state [...]

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Agreement boosts cooperation between UN space affairs office and UAE

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The United Nations and the United Arab Emirates have underscored their commitment to work together in the peaceful uses of outer space. This follows the signing of an agreement between the heads of the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the UAE Space Agency on Wednesday. The ceremony was held during the High [...]

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