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News in Brief 21 November 2017 (PM)

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UN chief urges support for Caribbean countries hit by hurricanes Caribbean countries need support to rebuild in the aftermath of recent devastating hurricanes and take effective action on climate change. That's the message UN Secretary-General António Guterres delivered to a high-level conference at UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday to mobilize support for Caribbean [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 21 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: "Collective responsibility" and urgent action needed to end migrant slavery; and: We talk to the team that's developed an award-winning device to educate people in Darfur about the dangers of unexploded ordnance.

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"Collective responsibility" key to end migrant slavery

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World leaders have a "collective responsibility" to stop human trafficking and modern slavery, the UN chief told members of the Security Council on Tuesday. Secretary-General António Guterres spoke during an open debate on the trafficking of persons in conflict situations, given added impetus following universal outrage at a television news report this week documenting young [...]

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News in Brief 21 November 2017 – Geneva (AM)

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Zeid: threats to Human Rights Council are unacceptable Efforts by three Member States to undermine the Human Rights Council have been criticised strongly by UN rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein. In a statement on Tuesday, Zeid said he found it "unacceptable" that Burundi had threatened legal action against the authors of a UN report [...]

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