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Still "male culture" at UN but this is changing, says top female UN official

Angela Kane. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz

A "male culture" still persists at the United Nations but the situation has changed tremendously over the last couple…

30 May 2015 / Listen /

"The Fog of Peace", new memoir about peacekeeping by former UN official

Jean-Marie Guéhenno (left) speaks with a local staff member of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). (file)

The separation between war and peace is not as clear cut as it used to be, according to the…

30 May 2015 / Listen /

Thousands fleeing violence in Iraq struggle to reach safety

Many people were stranded for several days waiting in searing heat to cross Bzebiz bridge, the main entry point from Anbar province into Baghdad.. © UNHCR/G.Ohara

The situation for thousands of people fleeing fighting in the Iraqi city of Ramadi has been described as desperate…

29 May 2015 / Listen /

Illegal tobacco trade involves one in 10 cigarettes, experts warn

Illegal tobacco trading costs the global economy USD$31 billion a year, WHO says. Photo: Unifeed/WHO

The illicit tobacco trade poses major health, economic and security concerns and likely affects one in 10 cigarettes smoked…

29 May 2015 / Listen /

Peacekeepers "pay heavy price" for securing peace in Lebanon

UNIFIL peacekeepers at the ceremony to commemorate International Day of Peacekeepers at Naquora UNIFIL Headquarters, in South Lebanon. May 29th, 2015. Photo by Pasqual Gorriz (UN)

Peacekeepers working with the United Nations in Lebanon have paid a "heavy price" for securing peace in the country,…

29 May 2015 / Listen /
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