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Vancouver conference delivers 46 new pledges for UN missions as peacekeeping chief hails "collective commitment"

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Dozens of new pledges of equipment and expertise to make UN peacekeeping missions around the world more efficient, effective and reactive, were made at the UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial conference in Vancouver, Canada, on Wednesday. A total of 79 Member States sent delegations of ministers and defence chiefs to the city, which hosted around 550 [...]

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"UN in unity" – Preferred approach to tackling gender discrimination

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"No distinction, no discrimination, no violence" are words to live by for Vitit Muntarbhorn, the first-ever UN Independent Expert tasked to protect against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Mr Muntarbhorn works with countries to assess the implementation of human rights instruments that ensure this protection. During a recent visit to [...]

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"We believe in peacekeeping" pledges Canadian Prime Minister

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Peacekeeping has the power to transform the world but bold innovations are needed to make UN missions more effective in the years ahead. That's according to Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, in his key address to the UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial conference, taking place in Vancouver. The UN's peacekeeping chief told the largest annual meeting [...]

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News in Brief 15 November 2017 (PM)

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New record for Afghan opium production Opium production in Afghanistan has jumped to a record level this year, up by 87 per cent compared to 2016. That's according to the latest survey by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), published on Wednesday. It reveals that the area under opium poppy cultivation also increased [...]

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"We will not allow ourselves to be limited:" UN Gender Award winner

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"One woman at a time," the vision of gender in peacekeeping will change. That's the optimistic view of the recipient of the United Nations Military Gender Advocate of the Year award, Major Seitbebasto Pearl Block from South Africa, who serves as an Information Operations Officer with the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, [...]

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COP23: UN chief calls for leadership on climate action

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The UN Secretary-General is calling for more ambition, leadership and partnerships to tackle climate change. António Guterres made the appeal on Wednesday in his speech to heads of state and government participating in the United Nations Climate Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany. Jerome Bernard is at the conference and filed this report. The UN Secretary-General [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 15 November 2017

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Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Dianne Penn and Jerome Bernard. In today's programme: We'll hear about the challenges facing the force commander at the UN mission in Mali; and: We meet an award winning blue helmet serving in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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"Pooling competences" of contributors means safer peacekeeping

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Pooling the different strengths of countries which contribute thousands of troops to UN missions around the world, will make peacekeeping safer and more effective. That's the view of Pakistan's Defence Minister, Khurram Dastgir Khan, who is attending the UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial conference in Vancouver, Canada. Senior politicians and military leaders from more than 80 [...]

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News in Brief 15 November 2017 (AM)

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DRC leaders urged to respect rights to freedom of assembly, expression It is crucial for authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to allow peaceful expression of dissent at demonstrations taking place on Wednesday, the UN Human Rights High Commissioner has said. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein has issued a statement calling for the [...]

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"We will succeed", pledges force commander of deadly Mali mission

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The man in charge of blue helmets serving at the UN's deadliest peacekeeping mission, which is facing serious shortfalls in equipment and personnel, has pledged to succeed – if he's given the tools to do the job. Force Commander of the UN Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), Major General Jean-Paul Deconinck, was speaking on the [...]

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Iceland tops global table for IT progress in 2017

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The digital gap between richer and poorer countries is growing, the UN said on Wednesday, as it announced that Iceland leads the way for information communication technology usage. According to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Nordic nation outperformed the rest of the global community, with the Republic of Korea and Switzerland in second and [...]

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