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News in Brief 18 October 2017 (AM)

Security Council Meeting on Cooperation between the UN and regional and sub-regional organizations (OIC)

Intra-Palestinian agreement critical for "a sustainable peace" The agreement between the Fatah-run Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, and Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, is "critical" for a lasting peace agreement between…

18 Oct 2017 / Listen /

5,000 children now reunited with their families in South Sudan: UNICEF

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Thanks to a special programme run by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), 5,000 South Sudanese children have now been reunited with their families. The 5,000th child to be reunited with his mother after…

18 Oct 2017 / Listen /
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FAO and partners battle new banana disease strain

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A new strain of fungus is threatening one of the world's most favourite fruits. The warning comes from the…

18 Oct 2017 / Listen /

"Personality politics" driving conflict in South Sudan must end

Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, briefs the Security Council on the situation in South Sudan. UN Photo/Kim Haughton

The South Sudanese people have been "held hostage" to "personality politics" for long enough and accountable institutions must be…

17 Oct 2017 / Listen /

Reproductive health inextricably linked to inequality: UNFPA

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Economics is just the tip of "the inequality iceberg." That's one of the conclusions being stressed by Richard Kollodge,…

17 Oct 2017 / Listen /

Diplomats help build buzz over World Bee Day

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There's never been a time when the pollinating power of the lowly honey bee has been more important to…

17 Oct 2017 / Listen /

Global hunger rises for first time in a decade: FAO

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The number of people who go hungry has risen for the first time in a decade, to more than…

16 Oct 2017 / Listen /
Africa Week focus on integration, prosperity and peace Cricket helping young hurricane evacuees "Return to Happiness" Modern slavery: the "dark underbelly" of globalization Paralympic refugee sports liven Syrian boy's dark past Shelters in storm-ravaged nation fight gender-based violence Robots can and will "walk among us," robotics chief tells UN
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