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Time to "strengthen communication channels" with North Korea: UN chief

CAPTION: UN Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the Security Council. Photo: UN/Manuel Elias

It's time to re-open channels of communication with North Korea to avoid an "accidental escalation" of conflict, said UN chief António Guterres on Friday. The Secretary-General was addressing the Security Council, and he…

15 Dec 2017 / Listen /

News in Brief 15 December 2017 – Geneva (AM)


South Sudan's violence is a tragedy for children: UNICEF Fighting in South Sudan now entering its fifth year has severely affected more than one in two children there, the UN said on Friday.…

15 Dec 2017 / Listen /
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Migrant stereotypes "completely disconnected" from reality: UN official

CAPTION: UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for International Migration, Louise Arbour. (file) Photo: UNIC Mexico/Antonio Nieto

Although some people believe migrants arrive in countries to "steal" local jobs and take advantage of social services, these…

17 Dec 2017 / Listen /

'Childhood under Attack' in South Sudan fighting: UNICEF

CAPTION: Wol, a 6-year-old child in Aweil, Sudan. Photo: UNICEF/Sebastian Rich

Four years of insecurity and upheaval in South Sudan have had a "staggering impact on children," putting an entire…

15 Dec 2017 / Listen /

"Golden opportunity" to progress Syria peace talks missed: UN envoy

Intra-Syrian Talks

A "golden opportunity" has been missed to decide the future of Syria at the end of the latest round…

14 Dec 2017 / Listen /

UN Volunteer from Kenya shares benefits of serving

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Volunteering with the United Nations has taught a Kenyan lawyer the value of interacting with people from around the…

14 Dec 2017 / Listen /

Consumers can help bring down "e-waste mountain": UN report


The number of discarded laptops, mobile phones, televisions and other electronic items worldwide weighs as much as 1.2 million…

13 Dec 2017 / Listen /
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