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Space technology critical to SDG success in Africa: Kenyan scientist

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Although space-based applications are helping African countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), access remains in the "infancy" stage, according to a scientist from Kenya. Joseph Olwendo is a lecturer at Pwani University who is researching the impact of "space weather" on satellites and other technology. He attended a recent forum in Dubai looking [...]

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News in Brief 05 December 2017 (PM)

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"Another big loss" as 14th peacekeeper this year is killed in CAR The death of a Mauritanian peacekeeper and wounding of three others in the Central African Republic (CAR), was described on Tuesday as "another big loss" to the UN Mission in the country, MINUSCA. UN chief António Guterres condemned the killing and offered his [...]

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Somalia conference gives hope for secure future

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Somalia's leaders are committed to ensuring a safe and sustainable future for the country's people, but no-one should be under any illusion that this may take a long time, a senior UN official said on Tuesday. Michael Keating, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia and head of UN Mission UNSOM, has been speaking [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 05 December 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: Somalia conference gives hope for secure future; and: Celebrating UN Volunteers in Sudan.

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Podcast: Peacekeeping and protection in South Sudan

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Defending the vulnerable from attack is one of the important duties of a UN peacekeeper, but what do you do when you come across a secret safe that may contain weapons, hidden away in a camp designed to protect civilians? That's one of the real-life dilemmas facing a UN police patrol in this latest edition [...]

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News in Brief 5 December 2017 – Geneva (AM)

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Zeid: Myanmar refugee crisis may be genocide Violence in Myanmar that has caused more than 625,000 people to flee to Bangladesh may amount to genocide, the UN human rights chief said on Tuesday. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein was addressing the Human Rights Council in Geneva in a special session called in response to the ongoing [...]

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