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Database shows global disparity in access to cancer care: UN

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A new and improved database highlighting the global disparity in access to cancer care has been made public, by the UN's nuclear energy agency (IAEA). Since 1959, the IAEA has been collecting data…

28 Sep 2016 / Listen /

Libya's warring groups acting "with complete impunity" UN Rights Council hears

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Libya's warring parties continue to show little regard for civilians and are responsible for dreadful rights abuses, the UN Human Rights Council has heard. In her address to the Council in Geneva, UN…

28 Sep 2016 / Listen /
Rabies: the growing and neglected killer Mali extremist gets 9 years jail for destroying Timbuktu sites More than 6 million global deaths due to air pollution, says UN Colombia victims "most forceful" voices of peace Colombia peace deal to be signed with "bullet pens" World faces growing nuclear threats, says deputy UN chief Good work conditions "improve pay and factory output" Security Council urged to press for halt in Syria violence to protect civilians
Today's Features

Having a bad attitude about ageing can be bad for your health: WHO

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Negative attitudes about ageing can reduce an older person's lifespan by more than seven years, according to research cited…

30 Sep 2016 / Listen /

27,000 lives saved by search and rescue charity in Mediterranean

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Around 27,000 lives have been saved in the past two years by a charity set up by one American…

30 Sep 2016 / Listen /

"Raw grief and unquenchable anger" at Syria crisis

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"Raw grief and unquenchable anger" is how the UN's top humanitarian official has described his feelings about the latest…

29 Sep 2016 / Listen /

Global migrant compact should address threat of human trafficking

UNPOL and PNTL carried out a special operation aiming at targeting illegal immigrants, human trafficking, drugs in two Dili night bars . UN Photo/Martine Perret (file photo)

The scourge of human trafficking needs to be factored into a new global compact on migration, a UN meeting…

29 Sep 2016 / Listen /

Ugandan slum-dweller becomes UN "change-maker"

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A young Ugandan entrepreneur who grew up in a slum has been chosen to act as a United Nations…

29 Sep 2016 / Listen /
Access to information "at the heart of open and healthy societies" Huge escalation of attacks in Aleppo kills 96 children Attacks on medical facilities becoming "new norm" in conflict Racial equality's taken a "back seat" at UN Religious leaders have duty to "protect believers from bigotry" Somalia readying for extraordinary electoral process "Moral impact" of migrant issue on Monaco Indian "change-maker" educates women about rights Protecting heritage part of "security response" to conflict
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