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Sri Lanka hears new call for international justice commission

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Sri Lanka's efforts to repair the damage done and injustices linked to decades of civil war could be speeded up with the help of an international probe, UN Human Rights chief Zeid Ra'ad…

22 Mar 2017 / Listen /

Cancer a "growing burden" on low- and middle-income countries: IAEA

The IAEA Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy supports low and middle income countries in the implementation of comprehensive national cancer control programmes. Photo: IAEA

There is a need for more funding for cancer control initiatives in low- and middle-income countries to help them cope with the "growing burden" of the disease. That was the starting point behind…

22 Mar 2017 / Listen /
Groups "in every society left behind" in human development: UNDP "Growing sense of insecurity and uncertainty" in DRC News in Brief 21 March 2017 (PM) Hate speech dangers are growing, says Zeid Palestine Territories "face recurring rights violations" UN celebrates International Day of Happiness with the Smurfs
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Prevent famine in Somalia from "ever happening again" urges UN mission head

A mother gives her daughter a drink of rehydrating salts at a hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia. March 2017. UN Photo/Tobin Jones

Following successful elections, the longer-term objective for Somalia and the international community "has to be" to prevent famine from…

24 Mar 2017 / Listen /

Somalia experiencing moment of hope and tragedy: UN special envoy

The Security Council unanimously adopts resolution 2346 (2017), renewing the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) until 16 June 2017. Credit: UN Photo/Manuel Elias

"Somalia is experiencing a moment of both tragedy and hope", the UN special envoy for the Horn of Africa…

23 Mar 2017 / Listen /

"Only way out" for DR Congo is through a political solution": UN envoy

Maman Sidikou (right) speaking to Jérôme Longué. Photo: UN

The only way of stemming the violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is through political negotiation…

23 Mar 2017 / Listen /

"Important" for more Ukrainian women to enter politics and speak out

Hanna Hopko. Photo: UN News/Matthew Wells

It's important for Ukrainian women to be an empowered voice in politics and represent vulnerable groups such as those…

23 Mar 2017 / Listen /

Over half a million people still trapped in western Mosul in Iraq: WFP

A couple at Scorpion Junction, heading for a bus to take them to a screening centre at Hamman al-Alil. Photo: WFP/Inger Marie Vennize

The UN food agency, WFP, says it is "extremely concerned" about the welfare of more than half a million…

23 Mar 2017 / Listen /
Wastewater offers huge potential despite "yuck factor": UN report Action must be taken “soon” to mitigate climate change: WMO Wastewater, a sustainable development tool People with Down syndrome have a "valuable contribution to make" Former "Lost Boy" bringing water to South Sudan Big cat's lake appearance makes a splash in Geneva Fear of migrants fuelling racial hatred and profiling: UN experts
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