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Security Council demands North Korea end nuclear tests

A wide view of the Security Council Chamber. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas.

The Security Council has ordered the Democratic Republic of North Korea (DPRK) to stop conducting nuclear tests in order to reduce tensions in the region and beyond. Strongly condemning the 15 April ballistic-missile…

21 Apr 2017 / Listen /

News in Brief 21 April 2016 (AM) – Geneva

A health worker displays a vaccine against Hib, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and hepatitis B at a storage facility in the south-western city of Khulna. Hib is a common cause of pneumonia and bacterial meningitis. Photo: UNICEF/Shehab Uddin

  325 million people suffer from hepatitis B and C More than 325 million people are infected with hepatitis B or C virus, which can seriously damage the liver, and most sufferers do…

21 Apr 2017 / Listen /
News in Brief 20 April 2016 (PM) UN chief urges Venezuela to restore dialogue with opposition "Perfect storm" engulfs Middle East, threatens global peace: UN official News in Brief 20 April 2016 (AM) UN and African Union strengthen cooperation in peace and security Sarin or sarin-like substance used in Syria chemical attack Sustainability is "long-term business logic": General Assembly President Appeal for greater support for aid workers in South Sudan
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Women "more vulnerable" to disaster impact, with exceptions

Jacinda Fairholm (left) and Virginia Clerveaux. UN Photo/Matt Wells

Women continue to be "more vulnerable" to the impacts of disaster, but in some countries its men who are…

22 Apr 2017 / Listen /

DRC children sent to Angola "to avoid militia recruitment"

Returned persons from Kasala village, Kasai Province, awaiting food distribution by the NGO COPROMOR and Christian Aid. Photo: Joseph Mankamba/OCHA-DRC

Thousands of children have fled a spike in violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in recent…

21 Apr 2017 / Listen /

Suffering of Yemen's children "invisible” to the world: UNICEF

Children sit in a UNICEF-supported centre for vulnerable children, in the conflict-affected Hajjah Governorate, Yemen. (file) Photo: UNICEF/Brent Stirton

The suffering of millions of children across Yemen has become "invisible to the rest of the world" according to…

21 Apr 2017 / Listen /

Saudi women's access to workforce a "human rights issue"

Young women in the Arab region. (file) Photo: UNDP

Barriers to women's full workplace participation persist in Saudi Arabia, despite UN data showing that economic growth improves with…

21 Apr 2017 / Listen /

Must "act now" to tackle education crisis with new financing: Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

A ground-breaking International Finance Facility for education is vital to ensure that half of the world's children don't miss…

20 Apr 2017 / Listen /
New water monitoring tool lets farmers "produce more with less": FAO "Immediate and flexible resources" needed for Yemen: WFP Syria’s “men with guns” continue to block aid access New mass graves find in DRC prompts probe call Neglected Tropical Disease gains mask new threat Disease, hunger forcing families to flee drought in Somalia Rape chants lay bare Burundi terror campaign: UN human rights chief
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