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News in brief 24 June 2016 – Geneva (PM)

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon delivers keynote address at "The Cannes Debate" at Palais des Festivals, France. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

  Global ad industry launches "campaign for humanity" Leaders of the global advertising industry have launched the "biggest-ever campaign for humanity," the UN Secretary-General has announced. The Common Ground initiative was launched on…

24 Jun 2016 / Listen /

News in brief 24 June 2016 – Geneva (AM)

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Airlifted aid planned for 150,000 Syrians where supplies have run out Desperately needed food aid for up to 150,000 people is to be airlifted into the north-eastern town of Qamishli in Syria where…

24 Jun 2016 / Listen /
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Women suffer greater impacts from drug dependency

Jean-Luc Lemahieu. Photo: UN

Women can suffer greater impacts from drug dependency than men according to the UN's annual report on global drug…

26 Jun 2016 / Listen /

New international project launches to help gather life-saving data

Children play outdoors at a school in Curaçao, the Netherlands. Photo: UNICEF/Roger LeMoyne

A new project to help gather life-saving data on health trends has been launched, involving 18 countries from around…

26 Jun 2016 / Listen /

Brazilian government needs "more pressure" to protect indigenous rights

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More pressure needs to be put on Brazil's government to protect the rights of indigenous peoples. That's according to…

25 Jun 2016 / Listen /

Mediterranean Sea deaths set to pass 3,000 for third year running

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The rescue of more than 5,000 migrants in unsafe boats off the Italian coast in the last 24 hours…

24 Jun 2016 / Listen /

"I can still do great things" says abducted Ugandan woman

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A Ugandan woman who was abducted as an 11 year old by a notorious African warlord says that despite…

24 Jun 2016 / Listen /

Fallujah humanitarian operation “completely overstretched”

Lise Grande in a visit to Baharka IDP camp in northern Iraq. UNICEF File Photo

More than 85,000 people have fled Fallujah since the Iraqi military launched an offensive last month to free the…

24 Jun 2016 / Listen /
UN Population Award recognizes importance of women's health
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