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Sustainable development important to conflict prevention: UN Secretary-General

UN Secretary-General António Guterres at the Munich Security Conference. Image: Video screen grab.

The UN Secretary-General has emphasized the need for more preventive diplomacy in a world where conflicts are multiplying and increasingly interlinked, including to the new threat of global terrorism. António Guterres was speaking on…

18 Feb 2017 / Listen /

UN chief: Germany a symbol of tolerance and hospitality

Secretary-General António Guterres (left) at a press encounter alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Source: Video screen capture

The UN Secretary-General has praised Germany for being an example of tolerance and hospitality for people seeking protection, something which other nations should emulate. António Guterres was speaking to journalists in Munich on…

17 Feb 2017 / Listen /
Agencies call for urgent action to address Somalia drought Human rights violators in South Sudan must face consequences UN concerned for displaced in South Sudan's Upper Nile region Aid official alarmed by deadly attack on funeral gathering in Yemen Ukraine sexual violence cases "may amount to war crimes": UN UN human rights office launches US$253 million appeal
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The power of bearing witness: how rape became an act of genocide

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During the Rwandan genocide in 1994, "rape was as much a tool of genocide as the machete," the UN…

20 Feb 2017 / Listen /

Security fears hamper South Sudan famine aid effort

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The fighting must stop in South Sudan if at least 100,000 people are to be saved from famine, UN…

20 Feb 2017 / Listen /

South Sudan: Access to famine areas essential, says FAO

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With famine now declared in parts of South Sudan, it is "absolutely fundamental" that aid workers can reach people…

20 Feb 2017 / Listen /

Decent job opportunities "crucial" to tackling rural migration

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Creating decent employment opportunities in rural areas is "crucial" to preventing people there from leaving because they feel they…

20 Feb 2017 / Listen /

Meth use in Aghanistan "has potential" to become more severe

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Methamphetamine, or "crystal meth", isn't as widely used as heroin in Afghanistan, where much of the world's opium crop…

20 Feb 2017 / Listen /
"New and alarming patterns" of enforced disappearance emerging: Zeid Fall armyworm pest spreading fast across Africa from Americas Cargo ships hit "hundreds" of whales every year: conservationist Two-state solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict "only way" Aid obstacles are a matter of life and death for besieged Syrians Future food "more likely to be found in oceans than on land" Small-scale fisheries are key to "blue growth" of seas and oceans
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