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Powering sustainable development: first World Data Forum begins

Wu Hongbo, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, second from left, addresses reporters at the UN World Data Forum in Cape Town, South Africa, on 15 January. UN Photo/Mbongiseni Mndebele

The first ever UN World Data Forum got underway in South Africa on Sunday with the ambitious aim of building a global consensus over harnessing data better, in order to achieve the 2030…

15 Jan 2017 / Listen /

Aid and water supply concerns, "threaten fragile Syria ceasefire"

On 4 January 2017, UNICEF started trucking water to 50 schools in the capital Damascus and surrounding areas. Fighting in and around Wadi Barada, on the outskirts of Damascus, has resulted in damages to the water network. Photo: UNICEF/Muhannad Al- Asadi

Concerns are growing that the recent pause in fighting in Syria may give way to renewed hostilities as ongoing water shortages continue to affect millions of people in Damascus. UN Special Envoy Staffan…

12 Jan 2017 / Listen /
"Not impossible" to fully disarm Colombian rebels "by June" United Nations condemns terror attacks in Afghanistan Cyprus talks: many issues "solved", says UN UN must commit to "surge in diplomacy for peace" Guterres urges News in Brief 10 January 2017 (PM) First 1,000 days of child's life important for brain development: UN
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"Modest" recovery in global economic growth

tenth anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The year 2017 will see a "modest" recovery in the global economic growth, according to the UN Department of…

17 Jan 2017 / Listen /

Donor "consortium" needed to back up Haiti's long-term recovery

Thanks to a water supply system funded by MINUSTAH, 18,000 people are now able to collect clean water in the remote neighbourhood of Los Palis, commune of Hinche, Haiti. Photo: UN/MINUSTAH

A consortium of donors committed to improving Haiti's water and sanitation is needed to help eradicate cholera from the…

17 Jan 2017 / Listen /

Bullying affects one in four schoolchildren: UNESCO

Children from the Central African Republic in the 2014 photo at Primary School 1 in UNHCR Mole Refugee Camp, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Photo: UNHCR/Sebastian Rich

Of the more than one billion children at school worldwide, around one quarter face bullying, the UN said on…

16 Jan 2017 / Listen /

Action needed "right now" to stop ethnic killings in South Sudan

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Serious action is needed "right now" to stop ethnically-based killings in South Sudan, where the UN has warned of…

16 Jan 2017 / Listen /

Development needn't be a taxing concept, says duty free campaign

The UN team at the #YouNeedToKnow campaign launch at Zurich airport: Jana Bauerova, Aziyade Poltier-Mural and Emmanuel Hungrecker. Photo: UN Photo.

An innovative campaign to promote sustainable development has been launched at Zurich airport: part of a bid to spread…

16 Jan 2017 / Listen /
Countries need to improve data collection West African states continue efforts to resolve Gambia electoral crisis Millions of children to receive measles vaccine in Nigeria Merging science, technology and innovation leads to development UNHCR: refugees face police violence, push-backs in Balkans Cyprus deal "could be a symbol to the world", says Guterres Global unemployment rate expected to rise by 3.4 million: ILO
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