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World faces growing nuclear threats, says deputy UN chief

General Assembly Seventieth session: Informal interactive dialogue on the Responsibility to Protect

The world is facing growing nuclear threats yet progress in multilateral nuclear disarmament has come to a standstill, the deputy UN chief has said. Jan Eliasson made the remarks on Monday during a…

26 Sep 2016 / Listen /

Good work conditions "improve pay and factory output"

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Improving working conditions in traditionally poorly paid garment factories does not come at the expense of productivity or profitability, the UN said Monday. According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), hundreds of factories…

26 Sep 2016 / Listen /
News in Brief 26 September 2016 (AM) Security Council urged to press for halt in Syria violence to protect civilians Commendation for Cypriot leaders UN chief welcomes proposal for national dialogue in Gabon UN chief: Intensified attacks in Aleppo mark “dark day” International organizations call for restraint in DRC Government committed to finding political solution to end Syrian crisis Park attack shows even playtime is dangerous in Libya: UNICEF
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Indian "change-maker" educates women about rights

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A 25-year old lawyer from India who has been nominated as a UN Young Leader for the Sustainable Development…

27 Sep 2016 / Listen /

Cyprus talks approaching "make or break moment"

Informal comments to the media by Mr. Espen Barth Eide, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Cyprus and Elizabeth Spehar, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) on the s

Cyprus is fast approaching a "make or break moment" in long-running negotiations to reach a comprehensive settlement, and end…

26 Sep 2016 / Listen /

Protecting heritage part of "security response" to conflict

Luncheon hosted by the Secretary-General for the Heads of Delegation to the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly

Protecting cultural heritage is an integral part of the "security and humanitarian response" to conflict situations; that's according to…

26 Sep 2016 / Listen /

Environment factors should be part of refugee status

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People who are forced to leave their homes because of environmental factors should be considered refugees, according to a…

26 Sep 2016 / Listen /

Innovating agriculture to address climate change, urbanization and other challenges

A farmer packs up bundles of rice destroyed in the recent torrential rains which affected much of Timor-Leste. UN Photo/Martine Perret

Transforming agriculture to address challenges such as climate change and growing urban populations are among the topics experts and…

26 Sep 2016 / Listen /
Attacks on medical facilities "shocking hallmark" of Syria crisis Financing SDGs a major concern for Caribbean Community "We need action from everyone" to reach 2030 goals: UN chief One of world's worst humanitarian crises "struggling for attention" Media hub generates "buzz" about UN global development goals Culture in Africa a barrier to "sex education" for girls and boys Emergency UN fund is "for all, by all" Women's economic empowerment is "uniquely important": UN chief South Sudan "struggling for survival"
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