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"Not impossible" to fully disarm Colombian rebels "by June"

Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Colombia Jean Arnault. Photo: UNIC Bogotá (file photo)

It's "not impossible" that the disarmament process which is central to Colombia's historic peace deal could be complete "by June". That's the view of the Head of the UN Mission in Colombia, Jean…

11 Jan 2017 / Listen /

United Nations condemns terror attacks in Afghanistan

A wide view of Kandahar, Afghanistan. Photo: UNAMA

Terrorist attacks in Afghanistan which left dozens dead in the capital Kabul, and at the home of the Provincial Governor of Kandahar have been condemned by the United Nations. The Ambassador of the…

11 Jan 2017 / Listen /
Cyprus talks: many issues "solved", says UN UN must commit to "surge in diplomacy for peace" Guterres urges News in Brief 10 January 2017 (PM) First 1,000 days of child's life important for brain development: UN "Deepening" Afghan conflict prompts 13% increase in need for 2017 Cyprus talks face "moment of truth"
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Bullying affects one in four schoolchildren: UNESCO

Children from the Central African Republic in the 2014 photo at Primary School 1 in UNHCR Mole Refugee Camp, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Photo: UNHCR/Sebastian Rich

Of the more than one billion children at school worldwide, around one quarter face bullying, the UN said on…

16 Jan 2017 / Listen /

Action needed "right now" to stop ethnic killings in South Sudan

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Serious action is needed "right now" to stop ethnically-based killings in South Sudan, where the UN has warned of…

16 Jan 2017 / Listen /

Development needn't be a taxing concept, says duty free campaign

The UN team at the #YouNeedToKnow campaign launch at Zurich airport: Jana Bauerova, Aziyade Poltier-Mural and Emmanuel Hungrecker. Photo: UN Photo.

An innovative campaign to promote sustainable development has been launched at Zurich airport: part of a bid to spread…

16 Jan 2017 / Listen /

Countries need to improve data collection

Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs. UN File Photo/Eskinder Debebe

All countries need to improve data collection if the world is to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according…

14 Jan 2017 / Listen /

West African states continue efforts to resolve Gambia electoral crisis

Mohammed Ibn Chambas, head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS). UN File Photo/Manuel Elias.

Leaders from the West African regional bloc ECOWAS have returned to The Gambia in efforts to resolve the country's…

13 Jan 2017 / Listen /
Millions of children to receive measles vaccine in Nigeria Merging science, technology and innovation leads to development UNHCR: refugees face police violence, push-backs in Balkans Cyprus deal "could be a symbol to the world", says Guterres Global unemployment rate expected to rise by 3.4 million: ILO Civilians still facing insecurity in Darfur Art project exposes the life of women in Bolivian prisons
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