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News in Brief 21 May 2017 (AM) – Geneva

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  Cholera outbreak in Yemen now the world's largest: WHO Thousands of Yemenis become infected with cholera and watery diarrhoea every day, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, in a call…

21 Jul 2017 / Listen /

Development goals not possible without investing in women: UN deputy chief

UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed (second from left) briefs reporters in Nigeria.  She is shown with, from left: UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka; Nigeria's Minister of Women's Affairs and Social Development, Aisha Alhassan, and UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramila Patten. Photo: UN News/Lulu Gao.

Reaching the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will not be possible without investing more in women. That's the view of Amina Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary-General, who is leading a ground-breaking high-level delegation to…

20 Jul 2017 / Listen /
Food aid costs have skyrocketed, warns WFP Most people warned against tobacco use, but industry still resistant New framework to "reinvigorate" African Union-UN partnership: UN chief UN commemorates Nelson Mandela's "lifetime of service"
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Countryside food producers suffering most from poverty, malnutrition

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Farmers producing 80 per cent of the world's food are suffering the most from poverty and malnutrition, according to…

22 Jul 2017 / Listen /

Empowering young women to speak for themselves

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When it comes to young women's right to access reproductive health care, "knowledge is power," according to an activist…

22 Jul 2017 / Listen /

One million undocumented Afghans to get right to stay in Pakistan

Afghan migrants freshly arrived at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in  Chaman, Pakistan. Photo: UNHCR/ Chaman,Pakistan/August, 2015

Pakistan's plan to register up to one million undocumented Afghans living in the country is set to bring "much…

21 Jul 2017 / Listen /

Stigma-free access to sexual health care a must for youth

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) took centre stage this week at a forum at UN Headquarters where youth advocates…

21 Jul 2017 / Listen /

Multilingual contest encourages UK student's fight for gender equality

Nicholas Bloom, a student at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom. Photo: UN News/Dianne Penn.

The opportunity to deliver a speech in French on gender equality to the UN General Assembly has cemented a…

21 Jul 2017 / Listen /
More women religious leaders needed to help prevent atrocities UN Messenger of Peace Malala inspires displaced girls in Iraq Mosul teen shot by sniper dreams of medical career "Scales have tipped" in fight against HIV
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