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Remaining FARC-EP rebels lay down their weapons: UN

Last of the FARC-EP (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army) arrive to the Veredales zones. Credit: UN Mission in Colombia

The remaining 300 members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces or FARC-EP rebels have arrived at the Agua Bonita transition site in central Colombia, to lay down their arms. That's according to the UN…

20 Feb 2017 / Listen /

Minute of silence observed at UN to honour late Russian Ambassador

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Members of the UN General Assembly observed a minute of silence following the sudden death of the Russian Permanent Representative to the UN. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin passed away on Monday, a day before…

20 Feb 2017 / Listen /
Lack of decent jobs driving people's worries, feeding uncertainties: ILO CAR armed groups urged to end hostilities Sustainable development important to conflict prevention: UN Secretary-General UN chief: Germany a symbol of tolerance and hospitality Agencies call for urgent action to address Somalia drought Human rights violators in South Sudan must face consequences
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Syrian refugee family gets new life in US

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A Syrian refugee who recently moved to the US with the help of the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, wants…

22 Feb 2017 / Listen /

Security Council holds debate on maintaining peace in Europe

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Resolving existing conflicts in Europe and preventing tensions from escalating into new crises is essential to stability and cooperation…

21 Feb 2017 / Listen /

Repressing mother languages "playing with fire": UN language expert

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Languages provide "strong emotional links," so repressing the use of mother languages is "playing with fire". That's according to…

21 Feb 2017 / Listen /

"Harmful social norms" make Pacific women more vulnerable to disaster

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Gender inequality – including "harmful social norms" – makes women and girls in the Pacific region more vulnerable to…

21 Feb 2017 / Listen /

The power of bearing witness: how rape became an act of genocide

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During the Rwandan genocide in 1994, "rape was as much a tool of genocide as the machete," the UN…

20 Feb 2017 / Listen /
Security fears hamper South Sudan famine aid effort South Sudan: Access to famine areas essential, says FAO Decent job opportunities "crucial" to tackling rural migration Meth use in Aghanistan "has potential" to become more severe "New and alarming patterns" of enforced disappearance emerging: Zeid Fall armyworm pest spreading fast across Africa from Americas Cargo ships hit "hundreds" of whales every year: conservationist
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