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News in brief 27 May 2016 (AM) – Geneva

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Greek refugee sites "are unfit for people to live in" In Greece, concern is growing over so-called "sub-standard" conditions facing refugees and migrants after they were moved from a makeshift camp in the…

27 May 2016 / Listen /

Climate change "fundamental threat" to human security in Sahel

A wide view of the Security Council Chamber as Mohammed Ibn Chambas (shown on screens), Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA), addresses via video teleconference the Security Council meeting on

Climate change is "a fundamental threat" to human security in the Sahel region of Africa; that's according to Mohammed Ibn Chambas, the head of the UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA). He was…

26 May 2016 / Listen /

Syria children "will soon die because of aid delivery obstacles"

Al-Riad shelter, Aleppo, Syria, February 2015. File Photo: OCHA/Josephine Guerrero

Children are so malnourished in Syria that they will soon be dying because of aid delivery problems, the UN said Thursday. Humanitarian aid coordinator co-chair Jan Egeland issued the warning amid ongoing obstacles…

26 May 2016 / Listen /
ICC Prosecutor "optimistic" about justice efforts for Libya Attacks on health staff and centres "are not an accident" Lifting of Liberia sanctions "a testament to what can be achieved" Celebrities campaign to bring animals back from "brink of extinction"
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Peacekeeping a "cause worth dying for"

UNAMID troops from South Africa get ready for a night patrol to Kassab camp for internally displaced persons in Kutum, North Darfur. Photo: UNAMID/Albert González Farran

Peacekeeping is one way to help countries recover their physical, "moral, and psychological health." That's the passionate view of…

29 May 2016 / Listen /

Local journalists key to building buzz around LDC development

Journalists from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are covering the UN conference reviewing these nations' progress. Photo: S. Coutrix

Dozens of journalists from some of the world's most vulnerable nations are covering a United Nations conference on the…

28 May 2016 / Listen /

African LDCs losing “billions” to tax evasion by foreign firms

Jeffrey Sachs with Cristina Gallach, head of the UN Department of Public Information, during a recent event at UN Headquarters. UN Photo.

Some of the poorest countries in Africa are losing billions of dollars each year because foreign businesses operating in…

28 May 2016 / Listen /

"Serving humanity has always been my dream" says peacekeeper

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"Serving humanity for peace and development" was always the dream of one woman from Sierra Leone, who's now laying…

28 May 2016 / Listen /

African least developed countries to benefit from Turkey discussions

#LeastNotLast - Madagascar has 3 marine protected areas managed by local residents. Photo: IFAD/R. Ramasomanana

An African free trade zone and the establishment of an electronic university for the continent are on the agenda…

28 May 2016 / Listen /

Female peacekeepers gain trust, valuable intelligence from local women

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Female peacekeepers deployed by the United Nations are able to gain valuable intelligence after winning the trust of local…

28 May 2016 / Listen /
50,000 civilians at risk of becoming "human shields" in Fallujah battle Syrian government asked to explain spike in drug imports Least developed countries must go at "higher speed" Power of the pulse celebrated in new cook book Support must be "continuous" for Least Developed Countries "graduating"
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