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News in Brief 30 March 2017 (PM)

Harvesting rice in Viet Nam. Global rice consumption trends are rising. Photo: FAO/Hoang Dinh Nam

FAO deal promotes sustainable rice production A partnership between the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) aims to support the sustainable production of a staple food…

30 Mar 2017 / Listen /

At Arab League Summit, UN chief urges leaders to shape "a new Arab world"

Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the Summit of the League of Arab States in Jordan. Photo: UN News

Leaders in the Arab world have been urged to resolve their differences through dialogue and cooperation. The appeal was made by UN Secretary-General António Guterres in an address on Wednesday to the Arab…

29 Mar 2017 / Listen /
Unsafe water threatening malnourished children in four countries: UNICEF Bachelet calls for renewed push for international cooperation UN to conduct inquiry into deaths of DRC experts In camp visit, UN chief appeals for more support for Syrian refugees Famine, war, drought threatening millions of children in 4 countries: UNICEF Conflicts, crises block progress to end hunger in Near East and North Africa Stronger cooperation needed to improve situation of refugees in Greece: UNHCR Killing of 6 aid workers in South Sudan an "appalling and pointless loss": UN
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Syrian refugee numbers hit five million: UNHCR


The number of Syrian refugees is now more than five million and their situation is getting worse, the UN…

30 Mar 2017 / Listen /

Afghan conflict deserves global attention: outgoing UN official


There is danger that one of the world's most protracted crises could be "partially forgotten" by the international community,…

30 Mar 2017 / Listen /

Change happens when women “stand up” and demand rights

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The only way for women to receive equal rights is for them to "stand up" and "demand" them, a…

30 Mar 2017 / Listen /

Red Palm Weevil "serious concern" for date production


A small red beetle that destroys palm trees is spreading rapidly, created "serious concern" for the global production of…

29 Mar 2017 / Listen /

Women farmers can boost "under-performing" food production : FAO

Libor Stloukal. Photo: UN News/Matthew Wells

Women need better opportunities and resources to help improve "under-performing" smallholder food production, especially in sub-Saharan Africa and South…

29 Mar 2017 / Listen /
Scars of rape last "longer than the war": UN Special Representative Atrocity crimes "on the rise" along with "Responsibility to Protect" Famine is "a collective failure": WFP chief economist As famine looms, Yemen "on a knife's edge": UN Coordinator Women's participation in peace talks empower Syrians “as a whole” Urgent “need for progress” on nuclear disarmament Fast-response "vanguard brigade" of Peacekeepers now a reality
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