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News in Brief 22 May 2017 – (PM)


  Tourism must not cause harm to the environment: UN official Tourism must not undermine the nature that attracts travellers in the first place, the head of the UN-backed treaty on biological diversity…

22 May 2017 / Listen /

World's health challenges take centre stage in Geneva

At the 70th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Margaret Chan makes her final appearance as the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). Photo: WHO

How to deal with the biggest risks to human health is an issue that's taken centre stage at the UN during the 70th World Health Assembly, which began in Geneva on Monday. Representatives…

22 May 2017 / Listen /
News in Brief 22 May 2017 – (AM) Energy situation in Gaza could deepen crisis, UN official warns Algeria hailed by UN for holding "peaceful" parliamentary elections European Union and UN in talks to launch "Gender Initiative" Number of Mosul displaced is "overwhelming": UN Spike in refugee and migrant children travelling alone "Massive investment" needed in international cooperation: UN chief Global health improving but challenges remain: WHO
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1bn children suffer some form of violence every year: UN envoy

SRSG Santos Pais (R) and former UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan Méndez (L) during UN launch of the new publication "Protecting Children against Torture in Detention: Global Solutions for a Global Problem" on 22 May 2017. Photo/Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the UN on Violence against Children.

At least one billion children in the world suffer some form of violence every year, the UN Special Representative…

23 May 2017 / Listen /

Astana talks "promising step" says UN special envoy for Syria


Talks in Khazakstan aimed at finding a peaceful solution to the Syrian conflict have been described as "promising" by…

22 May 2017 / Listen /

"Steady stream" of DRC refugees continue to cross into Angola


Refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continue to cross into Dundo in Lunda Norte Province in…

22 May 2017 / Listen /

“Unprecedented” Yemen cholera outbreak must be halted, says WHO


A resurgent cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen has spread with "unprecedented" speed and taken medical professionals by surprise, the…

19 May 2017 / Listen /

"Human rights violations in Yei may amount to war crimes": UN

Thousands of civilians have arrived into Aburoc, South Sudan, following the resumption of the government offensive and clashes along the West Bank of the Nile River. Photo: OCHA/Gemma Connell

Violations and abuses against civilians specifically in Yei, may amount to war crimes or crimes against humanity, a new…

19 May 2017 / Listen /
Experts race to quell Ebola outbreak in remote DRC province Former refugee helps displaced women amplify their voices Innovators, UN discuss using tech to tackle world's challenges LGBTI workers get a boost from UN's Møller Rise of populism in the West, linked to loss of "influence": expert Teenage deaths are "shocking and preventable", says WHO Released "Chibok girls" have “uphill road to climb” to reintegrate
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