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"The will of the Gambian people must be respected", Security Council urges

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The will of the people of Gambia must be respected as well as the outcome of the 1 December election which recognized Adama Barrow as President-elect. The Security Council made the call as…

19 Jan 2017 / Listen /

Global plan launched for better data to improve lives

Wide view of participants at the UN World Data Forum in Cape Town, South Africa. Photo: Mbongiseni Mndebele

A global plan for better data to improve people's lives has been launched at the UN World Data Forum in South Africa. The Cape Town Global Action Plan for Sustainable Development Data will…

18 Jan 2017 / Listen /
UN political chief urges continued support for Iran nuclear deal Anti-Muslim hatred and other forms of bigotry on rise, warns UN chief "Heightened emotions" after UN vote on Israeli settlements Syria warring parties continue to use "aid as weapon of war": UN Powering sustainable development: first World Data Forum begins Aid and water supply concerns, "threaten fragile Syria ceasefire"
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Refugee scholarships restoring "educational hope" in South Sudan

A recently arrived South Sudanese refugee loads his belongings into a UNHCR truck at the South Sudan border with Uganda. Photo: UNHCR/Will Swanson (file photo)

A scholarship programme administered by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is restoring hope among young people displaced by the…

23 Jan 2017 / Listen /

Persecution of Baha'i faith in Iran is a deep-seated issue

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The persecution of Baha'is in Iran is a "very deep-seated" issue according to Ahmed Shaheed, the UN's special rapporteur…

22 Jan 2017 / Listen /

Gender equality will move societies forward: UNFPA chief

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Gender equality must be the "benchmark" for measuring progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, the 17 global targets…

22 Jan 2017 / Listen /

Data revolution benefiting humanitarian aid delivery

An aid distribution centre in Ukraine, which witnessed a dramatic rise of people in need of humanitarian assistance in 2016, due to the ongoing conflict. Photo: OCHA/ReliefWeb

Well-managed data can support efforts to deliver aid to millions of people affected by natural and man-made catastrophes, according…

21 Jan 2017 / Listen /

Muslim women should be more "visible" in the media

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  Muslim women are especially prone to hate crimes and should become more "visible" in the media to make…

21 Jan 2017 / Listen /
War-torn Syrian sites of Palmyra, Aleppo "part of their identity" Gender parity still "decades away" in public life: UN development chief People need to be valued regardless of their identity Tourism "perfect tool" to promote Sustainable Development Goals UN Syria Envoy set for international talks in Kazakhstan "Lost generation" of Syrian refugee children in Turkey missing out on school "Influx of violent extremists" an increasing challenge for authorities
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