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Syrian parties urged to engage in negotiations 'in good faith': UN chief

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Syrian parties taking part in the negotiations in Geneva are being urged by the UN Secretary-General to engage in good faith. The statement was released by his spokesperson, Stéphane Dujarric, late on Thursday,…

24 Feb 2017 / Listen /

News in Brief 24 February 2017 (AM) – Geneva

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Israeli soldier's sentence for shooting "excessively lenient": UN The punishment handed down to an Israeli soldier found guilty of shooting dead a wounded Palestinian is "excessively lenient", the UN Human Rights Office said…

24 Feb 2017 / Listen /
Syria's parties urged to put children first as negotiations begin Access to besieged Syrian towns remains 'greatest obstacle': UN relief chief Rising depression rates reveal huge gaps in treatment for sufferers Over 20 million people in four countries 'going hungry': UN chief Syria: UN envoy cautions against “spoilers” on eve of negotiations Syria: 5,000 civilians trapped by fighting in Al Bab town
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UNEP campaign promotes #CleanSeas through reducing plastic use

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Unless people stop dumping plastic items such as bottles, bags and cups after just using them once, there could…

25 Feb 2017 / Listen /

Learning languages gives you many chances in life, says South Sudan journalist

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A radio journalist at the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) is highlighting the benefits of multilingualism. Sebbit Abdu,…

25 Feb 2017 / Listen /

US $1.5 billion needed to save lives in Lake Chad region: UN relief chief

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US $1.5 billion is  urgently needed to deliver humanitarian aid to people living in Nigeria and the Lake Chad…

24 Feb 2017 / Listen /

Agricultural support critical for people displaced by Boko Haram

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More than seven million people in Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin could remain "trapped in cycles of severe…

24 Feb 2017 / Listen /

Peacekeeper says women can "do much more" in UN peace operations

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Women peacekeepers have the power to do "much more” in peacekeeping operations and also in encouraging post-conflict resolution. That's…

24 Feb 2017 / Listen /
UN Women forum highlights importance of safe urban spaces Armed conflict hampering aid delivery in two CAR provinces We must not fail: UN Envoy appeals to parties as Syria talks begin UNDP addressing suffering in NE Nigeria Public employment schemes help combat inequalities: ILO Resilient health systems support women in climate crises: WHO FAO report outlines multiple challenges to future food security
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