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Biological weapons threat in spotlight

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Scientific advances unforeseen in the 1975 international treaty outlawing biological weapons, have made it more important than ever that the global community remains committed to addressing the potential threat they pose. That's according to Dr Tom Inglesby from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, who's been taking part in a meeting on disarmament [...]

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News in Brief 11 December 2017 (PM)

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Bodies of Tanzanian peacekeepers killed in DRC arrive home on UN flight The bodies of the 14 Tanzanian peacekeepers killed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Friday, have been returned home on a UN flight, according to Tanzania's Foreign Minister. Augustine Mahiga told UN News that the troops who were injured during [...]

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Social media giants meet at UN to address online terrorism

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  The UN Security Council has called for dialogue with major social media companies in order to limit terrorists' ability to recruit and operate online. To that end, last month saw the launch of the Tech Against Terrorism's Knowledge Sharing Platform, at UN Headquarters in New York, involving some major players in the field, including [...]

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Security Council asked to assess human rights impact of DPRK sanctions

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The Security Council has been asked to assess the human rights impact of sanctions on humanitarian efforts in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). The appeal was made by UN Human Rights High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein, who briefed ambassadors on Monday. Matt Wells reports. The Human Rights High Commissioner outlined some of the [...]

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Dialogue continues on Global Compact for refugees

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The international community needs to do much more to agree on practical solutions that will help the world's 22.5 million refugees, the UN said on Tuesday. In its push for a Global Compact on the issue, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is hosting a two-day Dialogue in Geneva. Challenges that need to be addressed include the detention [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 11 December 2017

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Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Dianne Penn. In today’s programme: Why the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is even more relevant today; and: We look at the critical role soil plays in our sustainable future.

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News in Brief 11 December 2017 (AM)

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Children exposed to dangerous "new risks" online: UNICEF Too little is being done to protect children from the "perils" of the digital world, according to a new flagship report published on Monday by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF). The report, entitled The State of the World's Children 2017: Children in a digital world, presents UNICEF's [...]

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