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First pledging conference for Yemen "remarkable success": UN chief

A young boy runs with his tyre past buildings damaged by airstrikes in Sa'ada Old Town, Yemen. Up until August 2015, this area was the home of Sa'ada's oldest market with thousands of people selling vegetables, spices and fabrics in stores and street stalls. Photo: Giles Clarke/OCHA

The first ever pledging conference to try and prevent Yemen's humanitarian crisis from sliding into famine, was hailed a "remarkable success" by the UN chief on Tuesday. António Guterres said that the generosity…

25 Apr 2017 / Listen /

Progress against Afghan corruption but challenges remain: UNAMA

Special Representative for Afghanistan Tadamichi Yamamoto (left) and Abdul Basir Anwar, Afghanistan's Minister of Justice, launch new report on the country's progress in addressing corruption. Photo: UNAMA/Fardin Waezi

Corruption remains a "substantial obstacle" to Afghanistan's long-term security but progress has been made by the government. That's a key conclusion reached in the UN Mission UNAMA's report published on Tuesday entitled "Afghanistan's…

25 Apr 2017 / Listen /
The internet is the electricity of the 21st Century: Jack Ma "Far more needs to be done" to promote rights and access for indigenous 25 million children missing out on school in conflict zones: UN Malaria jab trial "could save tens of thousands of lives" UN, World Bank agree to build resilience, sustain peace in conflict areas Our well-being as humans depends on Earth's well-being: UN official "Fragility" of societies, institutions, key to many conflicts: UN chief Security Council demands North Korea end nuclear tests
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"100 million" African children out of school: former President of Tanzania

Displaced children residing at the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Tomping Protection of Civilians (POC) Site in Juba roast ears of corn and smile for the camera. (file) UN Photo/Isaac Billy

There are around 100 million African children out of school which is endangering the global push towards the 2030…

27 Apr 2017 / Listen /

Indigenous peoples have "come a long way" in past decade: Cree chief

Willie Littlechild. Photo: UN News/Jocelyne Sambira

Indigenous peoples have "come a long way" since signing the UN Declaration on their rights a decade ago and…

26 Apr 2017 / Listen /

Yemen conference "about hard cash and resources": UN Coordinator

Jamie McGoldrick, UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, holds press briefing in Sana'a. (file) Photo: UN OCHA Yemen

The donor conference on Tuesday which raised US$1.1 billion to bring Yemen back from the brink of famine was…

25 Apr 2017 / Listen /

Ceasefire urgently needed in South Sudan, says UN special envoy

David Shearer. Photo: UNMISS

Ending the hostilities in South Sudan should be the global community's "number one priority", David Shearer, the UN Special…

25 Apr 2017 / Listen /

10th anniversary of UN Indigenous Declaration marks "milestone"

Åsa Larsson-Blind. Photo: UN News/Jocelyne Sambira

The tenth anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples has reached a "milestone", the President…

25 Apr 2017 / Listen /
Virtual tool to deliver trade boost for poorer countries Women and girls paying "heaviest price" in Yemen as famine looms Guterres launches personal appeal for Yemen "Malala of Syria" highlights impact of conflict on education in Chad Putting a smile on the face of war-torn South Sudan Malaria jab "could save tens of thousands of lives" Women "more vulnerable" to disaster impact, with exceptions
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