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Western Sahara: UN chief concerned over tensions near UN buffer strip

A Military Liaison Officer of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), looks through binoculars during a ceasefire monitoring patrol in Oum Dreyga, Western Sahara (June 2010). UN Photo/Martine Perret

The UN Secretary-General has expressed concern over increased tensions near Guerguerat village in the buffer strip in southern Western Sahara. António Guterres' comments came in a statement issued on Sunday by his spokesperson.…

26 Feb 2017 / Listen /

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 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
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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 "extremely 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

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War museums will "continue to predominate" but peace museums can "give daylight" to stories that are often hidden, an…

27 Feb 2017 / Listen /

UNEP launches #CleanSeas campaign to reduce plastic use

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

25 Feb 2017 / Listen /

Learning languages gives you many chances in life: 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 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 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
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