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News in Brief 18 December 2017 (PM)

Listen / CAPTION: UN Peacekeepers on MINUSMA vehicles in Mali. (file) Photo: MINUSMA/Marco Dormino

Mali: Blue helmet wounded by explosive device A peacekeeper with the UN's mission in Mali was slightly wounded when the vehicle he was in hit a suspected improvised explosive device. The incident occurred on Monday in Kidal city, located in the north of the country. UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric has more details: "In response to [...]

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Internet challenges and solutions in spotlight at UN in Geneva

Listen / CAPTION: Participants during the 12th Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Photo: UN/Jean Marc Ferré

The complicated task of deciding how the international community should respond to problems posed by the digital world has begun at the UN, which is hosting this year's Internet Governance Forum (IGF). In the opening session on Monday, speakers warned of increasing internet shutdowns on the orders of authorities. Other experts said it was vital [...]

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"Growing risk" that Israel and Palestine will go their own way

Listen / CAPTION: Nickolay Mladenov, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process and Personal Representative of the Secretary-General to the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority, briefs the Security Council.
Photo: UN/Eskinder Debebe

There is a "growing risk" that Israel and Palestine will increasingly go their own way and abandon the so-called two-State solution which envisages both countries living side by side in peace. That's according to the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nikolay Mladenov, briefing the Security Council on Monday. Matt Wells reports. [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 18 December 2017

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Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells and Dianne Penn. In today's programme: There's a growing risk that Israel and Palestine are going their own way on Middle East peace, the UN coordinator in the region warns; and: Many people's perspective on migrants is stereotypical [...]

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UK funding boost provides aid lifeline to desperate Yemenis: WFP

Listen / CAPTION: Two-year-old Badel is malnourished and sick and lives in an IDP camp in Ibb, Yemen. (file) Photo: OCHA

A $67 million donation from the United Kingdom will provide a lifesaving boost to efforts to stave off famine for millions of Yemenis, the UN said on Monday. The announcement by the World Food Programme (WFP) comes amid dwindling basic supplies to the country, linked to a blockade on air and sea ports by a [...]

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News in Brief 18 December 2017 (AM)

Listen / CAPTION: Migrants boarding the bus headed towards the processing center in Amman, Jordan. (file) Photo: IOM/Muse Mohammed

Make migration work for all: UN Secretary-General Solidarity with the world's 258 million migrants has never been more urgent, the UN Secretary-General said on Monday. In his message marking International Migrants Day, António Guterres called for greater recognition of their contributions to society. He said although evidence "overwhelmingly shows that migrants generate economic, social and cultural [...]

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