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News in Brief 13 December 2017 (AM)

CAPTION: A health-care professional takes a patient's blood pressure. Photo: World Bank/Olja Latinovic

Half the world lacks access to "essential health services" At least half of the world's population lacks access to essential health services, with around 100 million people forced to live in "extreme poverty" due…

13 Dec 2017 / Listen /

News in Brief 12 December 2017 (PM)

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Align financial investments with climate objectives: UN Secretary-General Finance will be the "decisive factor" between winning or losing the battle against climate change. That's the message UN Secretary-General António Guterres delivered to world…

12 Dec 2017 / Listen /
News in Brief 12 December 2017 – Geneva (AM) News in Brief 11 December 2017 (PM) News in Brief 11 December 2017 (AM) Security Council asked to assess human rights impact of DPRK sanctions Security Council condemns attack on blue helmets in the DRC "Tragic day for the UN family": at least 12 peacekeepers killed in DRC
Today's Features

Consumers can help bring down "e-waste mountain": UN report


The number of discarded laptops, mobile phones, televisions and other electronic items worldwide weighs as much as 1.2 million…

13 Dec 2017 / Listen /

UN emergency fund hits record high, but some crises missing out


International pledges to the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) stand at a "likely" record high, but due to "overwhelming"…

12 Dec 2017 / Listen /

Dialogue continues on Global Compact for refugees

Geneva Press Briefing

The international community needs to do much more to agree on practical solutions that will help the world's 22.5…

11 Dec 2017 / Listen /

Biological weapons threat in spotlight


Scientific advances unforeseen in the 1975 international treaty outlawing biological weapons, have made it more important than ever that…

11 Dec 2017 / Listen /

Social media giants meet at UN to address online terrorism


  The UN Security Council has called for dialogue with major social media companies in order to limit terrorists'…

11 Dec 2017 / Listen /
Human rights under threat in many countries: UN official Theatre provides persons with disabilities key emotional outlet Soil preservation essential to ensure our sustainable future: FAO expert Dementia sufferers set to triple by 2050, warns WHO UN senior aid adviser renews call for Syria aid access UN award winner tackles clean energy and cholera in Yemen
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