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Time to implement SDGs: UN chief

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (second left) .UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

The time has come to implement development goals that will eradicate extreme poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all people. That was the message UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon delivered to the…

2 May 2016 / Listen /
Commitment to action goal of first World Humanitarian Summit Solidarity emphasized during Nepal mission People with albinism face "extinction" in Malawi Chemical weapons re-emerge as "tool of war" International Jazz Day celebrates music's "universal message of peace" Significant cease-fire violations recorded in Ukraine Lifeline to millions of Syrians is at stake, says aid coordinator Burundi killings “are evidence of spiralling violence”
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Nuclear technique helps health professionals rapidly detect Zika virus

Mosquito prevention and control in Salto, Uruguay. Photo: PAHO

Medical professionals from Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa have been trained in a nuclear-derived technique that can quickly…

4 May 2016 / Listen /

Hunting an indicted war criminal in the former Yugoslavia: The Lid is On podcast

Slavko Dokmanovic (left, in white shirt) is read his rights by Vladimir Dzuro (right, in white shirt). File Photo (1997): Col. David Jones, US Army

Two United Nations policemen have been talking about the "horror stories" they heard from the families of victims of…

3 May 2016 / Listen /

"Direct attacks" against medical staff and patients "must end"

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (front right) addresses the Council. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

The "systematic destruction" of medical facilities, staff and patients during conflict is a violation of international law that "must…

3 May 2016 / Listen /

Journalist jailed in Azerbaijan wins press freedom prize

World Press Freedom Day

A radio journalist from Azerbaijan is the winner of the 2016 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. Khadija Ismaliyova…

3 May 2016 / Listen /

Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa slows "markedly"

Mine workers at Greenside Colliery, an Anglo American thermal coal mine in South Africa. UN Photo/The Global Fund

Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa has slowed "markedly" over the past year according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).…

3 May 2016 / Listen /
Widespread communications technology is key to achieving SDGs "Bring to book" people who harm journalists in South Sudan
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