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Syria warring parties continue to use "aid as weapon of war": UN

A boy pulls a wheelchair along a debris strewn street in Al-Mashatiyeh neighbourhood of eastern Aleppo, Syria. Photo: OCHA

The world must not stand silent as parties to the Syria conflict continue to use the denial of food, water, medical supplies, and other forms of aid as weapons of war, UN humanitarian…

16 Jan 2017 / Listen /

Powering sustainable development: first World Data Forum begins

Wu Hongbo, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, second from left, addresses reporters at the UN World Data Forum in Cape Town, South Africa, on 15 January. UN Photo/Mbongiseni Mndebele

The first ever UN World Data Forum got underway in South Africa on Sunday with the ambitious aim of building a global consensus over harnessing data better, in order to achieve the 2030…

15 Jan 2017 / Listen /
Aid and water supply concerns, "threaten fragile Syria ceasefire" "Not impossible" to fully disarm Colombian rebels "by June" United Nations condemns terror attacks in Afghanistan 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)
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War "won't prevent Aleppo from rising": UN aid coordinator

Al-Riad shelter, Aleppo, Syria. Photo: OCHA/Josephine Guerrero (file photo)

Years of war and destruction "won't prevent Aleppo from rising" once again, according to the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for…

18 Jan 2017 / Listen /

Suicide bombing in Mali "direct attack on the peace process"

Hervé Ladsous (right). UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

A suicide bombing on Wednesday which targeted government troops in Mali, killing dozens, should be seen as a "direct…

18 Jan 2017 / Listen /

"Modest" recovery in global economic growth

tenth anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The year 2017 will see a "modest" recovery in the global economic growth, according to the UN Department of…

17 Jan 2017 / Listen /

Donor "consortium" needed to back up Haiti's long-term recovery

Thanks to a water supply system funded by MINUSTAH, 18,000 people are now able to collect clean water in the remote neighbourhood of Los Palis, commune of Hinche, Haiti. Photo: UN/MINUSTAH

A consortium of donors committed to improving Haiti's water and sanitation is needed to help eradicate cholera from the…

17 Jan 2017 / Listen /

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 Development needn't be a taxing concept, says duty free campaign Countries need to improve data collection West African states continue efforts to resolve Gambia electoral crisis 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
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