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Syria: UN envoy cautions against “spoilers” on eve of negotiations

United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura takes questions at a press conference in Geneva prior to the Intra-Syrian negotiations. UN Photo/Violaine Martin

The countdown has begun to Intra-Syrian negotiations in Geneva where UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura on Wednesday stressed the need to "outpace" those who wished to see the deliberations come to nothing.…

22 Feb 2017 / Listen /

Syria: 5,000 civilians trapped by fighting in Al Bab town

In Madaya, Rural Damascus, children and their families wait for permissions to leave the besieged Syrian town. Photo: UNICEF/Omar Sanadiki

The UN has expressed "deep concern" over the fate of an estimated 5,000 civilians trapped by fighting in and around the town of Al Bab in northern Syria. On Tuesday, the UN Resident…

22 Feb 2017 / Listen /
UNESCO chief calls for multilingual education for all Yemen conflict comes at great cost to civilians: UN envoy Remaining FARC-EP rebels lay down their weapons: UN Minute of silence observed at UN to honour late Russian Ambassador Lack of decent jobs driving people's worries, feeding uncertainties: ILO CAR armed groups urged to end hostilities
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Public employment schemes help combat inequalities: ILO

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Women are often employed in unpaid work, but public employment programmes can help address this inequality. That's according to…

23 Feb 2017 / Listen /

Resilient health care systems "bread and butter" in helping women cope with climate crises: WHO

A Cholera outbreak originating in the Central Artibonite region of Haiti has killed around 250 people and effected over 2500 in the region.

A resilient and adaptable health care system is the "bread and butter" of any effective response to a climate-induced…

23 Feb 2017 / Listen /

FAO report outlines multiple challenges to future food security

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Increased pressures on natural resources, rising inequality and the effects of climate change are placing global food security "in…

22 Feb 2017 / Listen /

Malnutrition affecting nearly half a million children in Yemen: UNICEF

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More than 460,000 children in Yemen are "at high risk of death" due to severe and acute malnutrition, according…

22 Feb 2017 / Listen /

New agreement aims to streamline global trade

Trade Facilitation Agreement has come into force. Photo: UNCTAD

A new global agreement that makes trade cheaper, easier and faster has been welcomed by the UN trade body,…

22 Feb 2017 / Listen /
Syrian refugee family gets new life in US Road safety film festival lifts curtain on global scourge Security Council holds debate on maintaining peace in Europe Repressing mother languages "playing with fire": UN language expert "Harmful social norms" make Pacific women more vulnerable to disaster The power of bearing witness: how rape became an act of genocide Security fears hamper South Sudan famine aid effort
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