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Resolve South China Sea dispute through peaceful dialogue: UN chief

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Asian countries disputing territory in the South China Sea are being urged by the UN Secretary-General to resolve their differences through dialogue. Ban Ki-moon's comments came in a speech delivered at a G7…

27 May 2016 / Listen /

News in brief 27 May 2016 (AM) – Geneva

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Greek refugee sites "are unfit for people to live in" In Greece, concern is growing over so-called "sub-standard" conditions facing refugees and migrants after they were moved from a makeshift camp in the…

27 May 2016 / Listen /

Climate change "fundamental threat" to human security in Sahel

A wide view of the Security Council Chamber as Mohammed Ibn Chambas (shown on screens), Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA), addresses via video teleconference the Security Council meeting on

Climate change is "a fundamental threat" to human security in the Sahel region of Africa; that's according to Mohammed Ibn Chambas, the head of the UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA). He was…

26 May 2016 / Listen /
Syria children "will soon die because of aid delivery obstacles" ICC Prosecutor "optimistic" about justice efforts for Libya Attacks on health staff and centres "are not an accident" Lifting of Liberia sanctions "a testament to what can be achieved"
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Peacekeeping a "cause worth dying for"

UNAMID troops from South Africa get ready for a night patrol to Kassab camp for internally displaced persons in Kutum, North Darfur. Photo: UNAMID/Albert González Farran

Peacekeeping is one way to help countries recover their physical, "moral, and psychological health." That's the passionate view of…

29 May 2016 / Listen /

More action needed for countries to graduate from LDC group

Two women grind rice outside a water pump station in the area of Koroyomme, Timbuktu. UN Photo/Marco Dormino

More needs to be done to ensure the world's Least Developed Countries (LDCs) move out of this category. That's…

29 May 2016 / Listen /

Agriculture key to transform world's Least Developed Countries

Farmers in South East Senegal. Photo: Video capture "Senegal: Let the Sun Shine"/IFAD

Agriculture is the "backbone" that will lift the world's Least Developed Countries (LDCs) out of that category, according to…

29 May 2016 / Listen /

"Graduation is not everything" for Least Developed Countries

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"Graduation is not everything" when it comes to the Least Developed Countries, or LDCs, lifting themselves out of the…

29 May 2016 / Listen /

Local journalists crucial for building buzz around LDC development

Journalists from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are covering the UN conference reviewing these nations' progress. Photo: S. Coutrix

More than 20 journalists from some of the world's most vulnerable nations are covering a United Nations conference on…

28 May 2016 / Listen /

Tax evasion by foreign firms costing poor African nations “billions”

Jeffrey Sachs with Cristina Gallach, head of the UN Department of Public Information, during a recent event at UN Headquarters. UN Photo.

Some of the poorest countries in Africa are losing “tens of billions of dollars” each year because foreign businesses…

28 May 2016 / Listen /
"Serving humanity has always been my dream" says peacekeeper African least developed countries to benefit from Turkey discussions Female peacekeepers gain trust, valuable intelligence from local women 50,000 civilians at risk of becoming "human shields" in Fallujah battle Syrian government asked to explain spike in drug imports
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