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"Mutual respect" for "legitimate aspirations" only path to peace, says Ban

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a joint press statement with Prime Minister of Israel. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

No solution to the conflict between Israel and Palestine will be found without recognizing the "legitimate aspirations" of both peoples. That's the view of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, speaking at a press conference…

28 Jun 2016 / Listen /

Sixty-nine million under-5s will die by 2030 unless global aid increases

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Poverty, illiteracy and premature death await the world's most disadvantaged children, unless the world "focusses more" on their plight. That's according to the UN Children's Fund's (UNICEF) annual report, published on Tuesday, The…

28 Jun 2016 / Listen /

We cannot be a world of "us and them" warns UN chief

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited Tel Aviv University, where he received the George S. Wise Medal, spoke to students and faculty and met with private sector representatives and the University's research centres focusing on innovation and sustainable development. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

We cannot become a world that is divided into "us and them," according to the UN Secretary-General, speaking in Israel on Monday. The UN chief was receiving an award at Tel Aviv University…

27 Jun 2016 / Listen /
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Two-state solution for Israel and Palestine is "possible"

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Peace between the people of Israel and Palestine is possible and everything should be done to achieve it, UN…

29 Jun 2016 / Listen /

South Sudan facing "unprecedented" food shortage

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More than one-third of the population in South Sudan, or 4.8 million people, will face severe food shortages over…

29 Jun 2016 / Listen /

Ukraine conflict "at high risk of re-escalation"

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Conflict in Ukraine has claimed the lives of nearly 9,500 people since fighting erupted two years ago, and more…

29 Jun 2016 / Listen /

Putting people at the centre of humanitarian operations

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How can the world's neediest people be best served? That’s what humanitarians and diplomats have been discussing at a…

29 Jun 2016 / Listen /

Brexit shows need for politicians to stamp out racism says expert

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Politicians have a responsibility in the wake of the UK's decision to leave the European Union not to play…

28 Jun 2016 / Listen /

Sahel suffers poverty, climate change and violent extremism: UN

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The Sahel region of Africa suffers "terrible" poverty compounded by climate change and further "ravaged" by violent extremism. That's…

28 Jun 2016 / Listen /
Syria "epicentre" of global displacement crisis
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