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Colombia and FARC rebels sign ceasefire deal in Cuba

Signing Ceremony: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

A ceasefire has been signed in Cuba on Thursday between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia rebel group, known as FARC. The UN Secretary General is in Havana where…

23 Jun 2016 / Listen /

Make widows "more visible" says UN chief

Ivorian widows run a small restaurant in Yopougon with the help of the non-governmental organization, Les Compagnes de Ruth. UN Photo/Ky Chung

Greater efforts are needed to make sure that widows are "more visible" in society. That's the message from the UN chief to mark International Widows' Day celebrated annually on 23 June. In some…

23 Jun 2016 / Listen /
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Mediterranean Sea deaths set to pass 3,000 for third year running

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The rescue of more than 5,000 migrants in unsafe boats off the Italian coast in the last 24 hours…

24 Jun 2016 / Listen /

"I can still do great things" says abducted Ugandan woman

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A Ugandan woman who was abducted as an 11 year old by a notorious African warlord says that despite…

24 Jun 2016 / Listen /

Fallujah humanitarian operation “completely overstretched”

Lise Grande in a visit to Baharka IDP camp in northern Iraq. UNICEF File Photo

More than 85,000 people have fled Fallujah since the Iraqi military launched an offensive last month to free the…

24 Jun 2016 / Listen /

UN Population Award recognizes importance of women's health

Carmen Barroso. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

A leading Brazilian social scientist and a Polish childbirth organization have been named as the recipients of this year's…

24 Jun 2016 / Listen /

Torture victims’ right to rehabilitation “often neglected”

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The right of torture victims to seek treatment for the trauma they have experienced is “often neglected,” according to…

24 Jun 2016 / Listen /

Older people need "greater say" in disaster planning

Seventy-seven-year-old Anacleta struggles to subsist in her storm-ravaged home following Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines in 2013. File Photo: HelpAge International/Rosaleen Cunningham

Older people need to be consulted more consistently when it comes to planning for the eventuality of disasters; that's…

24 Jun 2016 / Listen /
Syria talks “not ruled out for July”
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