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News in Brief 20 September 2017 (AM)


We cannot allow "doomsday weapons" to endanger the future: UN chief We cannot allow "doomsday weapons" to continue threatening our children's future and that of the entire world. That's the passionate view of…

20 Sep 2017 / Listen /

Act now to realize women's economic rights: UN Secretary-General

UN Secretary-General António Guterres (center) speaking at a high-level event on women's economic empowerment. Photo: UN Women

It is time to take "concrete measures" to realize gender equality and women's rights in the economy, the UN Secretary-General said in New York on Tuesday. António Guterres was speaking at a roundtable…

19 Sep 2017 / Listen /
40 million worldwide trapped in modern slavery: UN-backed report News in Brief 19 September 2017 (PM) News in Brief 19 September 2017 – Geneva (AM) "Window of opportunity" closing on non-communicable diseases, warns WHO Security Council strongly condemns "highly provocative" DPRK missile launch "Toxic divide" threatens billions with disease, death
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UN and EU partner to stamp out violence against women

European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica. PHOTO: Alban Mendes de Leon

A concrete plan to fight violence against women and girls demands recognizing its various forms in regions across the…

20 Sep 2017 / Listen /

Time to repair "a world in pieces" and create peace: UN chief


"We are a world in pieces" that needs instead to become a "world at peace." The words of the…

19 Sep 2017 / Listen /

Burundi violence “might be crimes against humanity”


Torture, rape and arbitrary detention in Burundi may amount to crimes against humanity, UN-appointed experts told the Human Rights…

19 Sep 2017 / Listen /

Displaced people "really want to go home": UN South Sudan envoy

Thousands who fled to a UN protection civilian site in Wau in April, 2017. PHOTO: Nektarios Markogiannis/UNMISS

The security situation in Wau, in north-western South Sudan, has improved, with displaced people returning home, the head of…

19 Sep 2017 / Listen /

Economically empowered women essential for stronger economies: ITC


Increasing women's participation in global trade will lead to better development outcomes for families and communities. That's the view…

19 Sep 2017 / Listen /
Countries support UN reform pledge UN chief convenes high-level meeting on sexual abuse South Sudan female commander heads new hospital project Lifesaving aid reaches displaced inside Myanmar UN chief implements new gender parity strategy Conflict, climate change behind rise in world hunger: UN report
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