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Syria Envoy lays foundations for "long and difficult" process

Staffan de Mistura, United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, attends a bilateral meeting between representatives of the Syrian government and opposition on 24 February 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland.UN Photo/V.Martin

The first full day of talks aimed at ending the conflict in Syria ended in Geneva on Friday where the office of UN negotiator Staffan de Mistura repeated his assessment that the way…

24 Feb 2017 / Listen /

Oslo conference raises US$672 million for Lake Chad region crisis

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A total of US $672 million was raised on Friday at a humanitarian conference in Oslo, Norway, to address the crisis in the Lake Chad region, the UN says. Co-hosted by the Scandinavian…

24 Feb 2017 / Listen /
In Niger, Orlando Bloom meets families affected by Boko Haram violence Syrian parties urged to engage in negotiations 'in good faith': UN chief News in Brief 24 February 2017 (AM) – Geneva 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
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"We must reinvent ourselves" to serve world better: UN deputy chief

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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development requires the UN system to "reinvent" itself in order to better serve Member…

28 Feb 2017 / Listen /

Children bound for Europe "sell their bodies – their only currency"

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Disturbing new details have emerged of the abuse suffered by children travelling from North Africa to Europe on people…

28 Feb 2017 / Listen /

First Global Festival of Ideas promotes new SDG thinking

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Gaming experts are joining representatives from government and the private sector as well as policy makers, activists and students…

28 Feb 2017 / Listen /

Human rights? It's personal, Guterres tells Council

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The denial of human rights is a disease which is spreading "north, south, east and west", UN Secretary-General António…

27 Feb 2017 / Listen /

WFP concerned about humanitarian situation in western Mosul

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Increased fighting in western Mosul in Iraq is making it difficult for people to leave their homes while the…

27 Feb 2017 / Listen /
Peace museums provide a "discourse of caring": genocide expert UNEP launches #CleanSeas campaign to reduce plastic use Learning languages gives you many chances in life: South Sudan journalist US $1.5 billion needed to save lives in Lake Chad region: UN relief chief Agricultural support critical for people displaced by Boko Haram Peacekeeper says women can "do much more" in UN peace operations UN Women forum highlights importance of safe urban spaces
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