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News in Brief 12 December 2017 (PM)

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Align financial investments with climate objectives: UN Secretary-General Finance will be the "decisive factor" between winning or losing the battle against climate change. That's the message UN Secretary-General António Guterres delivered to world leaders at the One Planet Summit in Paris on Tuesday. The event was held on the second anniversary of the adoption of [...]

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UN emergency fund hits record high, but some crises missing out

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International pledges to the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) stand at a "likely" record high, but due to "overwhelming" demand, some crises have seen their funding cut. That's according to Chief of CERF, Lisa Doughten, who said after last Friday's annual pledging conference for 2018 at UN Headquarters that a total of $383 million had [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 12 December 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: The future of multilateralism is at stake if the world can't find a way to ease the refugee crisis, a senior official tells us in Geneva; and: New media giants Facebook and [...]

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News in Brief 12 December 2017 – Geneva (AM)

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$4.4 billion appeal launched for over 5 million Syrian refugees A more than $4 billion appeal has been launched to support what one top UN official called on Tuesday "a lost generation" of Syrian refugees caught up in the ongoing conflict. Well over five million Syrians need help, according to the UN Refugee Agency's (UNHCR) [...]

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