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News in Brief 23 May 2016 (PM)

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New partnership to boost response to organized crime and terrorism Tackling the challenges of transnational organized crime and terrorism is the goal of a new agreement between the UN Office on Drugs and…

23 May 2016 / Listen /

Political will and investment needed to end obstetric fistula

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Two million women and girls worldwide suffer from obstetric fistula, an injury caused during childbirth due to prolonged, obstructed labour without treatment. That's according to the UN Secretary-General, who adds that there are…

23 May 2016 / Listen /

Jamie Oliver: I've never been more depressed by kids' diets

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Children's diets have never been so bad but there is a way to change this for the better, top chef Jamie Oliver told the UN on Monday. The British cook and food campaigner…

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New humanitarian education fund is "powerful lever for change"

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A new humanitarian fund for education in emergencies launched at the World Humanitarian Summit, is "a powerful lever for…

24 May 2016 / Listen /

Hunger levels 3 times higher during "protracted crises"

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"Protracted crises" brought on by conflict lead, on average, to a tripling in the number of people going hungry,…

24 May 2016 / Listen /

Innovative solutions help save lives in humanitarian crises

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Innovative solutions to saving lives during emergencies are being highlighted at the first ever United Nations World Humanitarian Summit,…

24 May 2016 / Listen /

"Not end point, but turning point" for international aid system

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The first ever World Humanitarian Summit has come to a close with the UN Secretary General, describing it as…

24 May 2016 / Listen /

Aid given to groups that violate human rights must end

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Nations and organizations must stop giving aid, money, and arms to groups that systematically violate human rights. That's the…

24 May 2016 / Listen /

"We are here to shape a different future": UN chief opens historic summit

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The world needs to "shape a different future" to give people "a chance at a life in dignity." That's…

23 May 2016 / Listen /
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