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UN Gender Focus: Gender advocate, new Rohingya mothers and tackling gender discrimination

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"We will not allow ourselves to be limited”: Gender Advocate Award Winner The vision of gender in peacekeeping will change "One woman at a time.  That's the optimistic view of the recipient of the United Nation's Military Gender Advocate of the Year award, Major Seit-be-basto Pearl Block from South Africa, who serves as an Information [...]

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News in Brief 16 November 2017 (PM)

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  UN chief monitoring Zimbabwe developments The UN Secretary-General has called for "continued calm" in Zimbabwe in the wake of recent developments. The country's leader, President Robert Mugabe, who has been in power for nearly four decades, was placed under house arrest by the army earlier this week. UN chief António Guterres is closely following [...]

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Human rights "unquestionably" part of solution to fighting terrorism: UN chief

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Respect for human rights and the rule of law are key to fighting terrorism, the UN Secretary-General said on Thursday. Dianne Penn reports on the speech António Guterres delivered at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, in the UK capital. Last year, more than 25,000 people died and another 33,000 were [...]

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Blockade making life in Yemen even worse, says UN official

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Life in war-torn Yemen was already a daily struggle for the average citizen, but a blockade imposed last week is making conditions even worse, a senior UN aid official in the country has said. George Khoury, Director of the UN humanitarian affairs office in the country, said despite a partial lifting of the blockade, his [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 16 November 2017

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Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Dianne Penn and Daniel Johnson. In today’s programme:  UN General Assembly helping to carry climate action forward; and: Surviving terror, once the cameras move on: we hear from a woman from Norway.

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224 million people suffer hunger in sub-Saharan Africa

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The number of people suffering from chronic undernutrition in sub-Saharan Africa surged to 224 million last year – 12 per cent higher than in 2015, the UN warned on Thursday. Citing conflict and climate change as the main factors for the increase in the condition – which is linked to stunting and wasting – the [...]

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News in Brief 16 November 2017 (AM)

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UN agency chiefs call for end to Yemen blockade The closure of air, sea and land ports in Yemen is hampering the delivery of humanitarian aid and threatening the lives of millions of vulnerable children and families. That's according to the heads of three UN agencies who are calling for an immediate lifting of the [...]

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Surviving terror once the cameras move on: one woman's story

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While terrorist attacks draw headlines globally, a recent UN documentary tells the story of what happens to survivors once the cameras move on. On 22 July 2011, 23-year-old Khamshajiny Gunaratnam was attending a Workers’ Youth League Camp on the Norwegian island of Utøya when Anders Breivik opened fire, killing 69 people – including many of [...]

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UN General Assembly helping to carry climate action forward

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During the high-level debate in the UN General Assembly, more than 80 per cent of world leaders mentioned climate change in their speeches: an indication of the "urgency" of this issue. That's according to the man overseeing the UN body in which all 193 member states have equal representation. UN General Assembly president Miroslav Lajčák [...]

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Funding call for $100 million disaster alert initiative

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An international bid to raise $100 million to protect dozens of countries from catastrophic weather events risks being undermined without fresh investment, the UN said on Thursday. The appeal from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) relates to an early warning system fund that was set up by five nations participating in the Paris climate negotiations [...]

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