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News in Brief 22 July 2016 (AM) – Geneva

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Hopes for upcoming UN-US-Russia talks on Syria in Geneva The office of the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria has expressed hope that an upcoming meeting between Russia, the United States and the…

22 Jul 2016 / Listen /

World will "pay much more in the future" if AIDS-funding falters

Scene from Durban, South Africa, on the opening day of the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016). UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

The world will "pay much more in the future" if funding for HIV and AIDS falters. That's according to Luiz Loures, Deputy Executive Director of UNAIDS, speaking at the closing of the 21st…

22 Jul 2016 / Listen /

"Pivotal moment" for Democratic Republic of the Congo: Human Rights chief

Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is at a "pivotal moment" when it could "stumble into increasing repression". That's the warning from UN Human Rights chief, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, speaking to…

21 Jul 2016 / Listen /
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"Guns will not help" peace in South Sudan

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"Guns will not help" to bring peace in South Sudan; that's the view of one prominent elder in the…

24 Jul 2016 / Listen /

More action needed to reduce burden of noncommunicable diseases

A man smokes on the side of the road as a bus passes in Nepal. Photo: World Bank/Aisha Faquir

Heart disease, lung disease, cancer and diabetes represent the largest cause of death of people under the age of…

23 Jul 2016 / Listen /

Terror threat remains "persistent and credible" UN counter-terror expert says

Jean-Paul Laborde. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

The threat of terrorism remains "persistent and credible", the head of the UN Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate (CTED) has said.…

22 Jul 2016 / Listen /

Urgent funding needed for proposed humanitarian operation in Mosul, Iraq

UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, Lise Grande (right), in conversation with refugees coming our of Iraq. Photo: OCHA

As the Iraqi army moves to retake the city of Mosul from the terrorist group ISIL, or Daesh, aid…

22 Jul 2016 / Listen /

Modern technology hailed as the smart way to make cities better for people

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A bid to improve the lives of billions of people in cities by using Information Communication Technology (ICT) to…

22 Jul 2016 / Listen /

South Africa income inequality and unemployment "highest in world"

nformal traders at the Wynberg Taxi rank in Cape Town, South Africa. Photo: World Bank/John Hogg

Income inequality and unemployment in South Africa remains the highest in the world, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has…

22 Jul 2016 / Listen /
Syria's warring parties “risk creating humanitarian catastrophe”
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