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"Growing sense of insecurity and uncertainty" in DRC

North Kivu province, DR Congo: Malawian soldiers of the Force Intervention Brigade on patrol between the localities of Oicha and Erengeti, in Beni territory. Photo MONUSCO/Anne Herrmann

The "growing sense of insecurity and uncertainty" in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is a "source of major concern" the UN Special Representative told the Security Council on Tuesday. Maman Sidikou…

21 Mar 2017 / Listen /

News in Brief 21 March 2017 (PM)

Hervé Ladsous (left), outgoing Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, during his visit to South Sudan with his successor, Jean-Pierre Lacroix (right). UN Photo/Isaac Billy

  "Political solution" is only solution to South Sudan crisis A "political solution" is the only solution to the conflict and humanitarian crisis that has befallen the world's youngest nation, South Sudan. That's…

21 Mar 2017 / Listen /
Hate speech dangers are growing, says Zeid Palestine Territories "face recurring rights violations" UN celebrates International Day of Happiness with the Smurfs Implementing gender parity will be a "battle", the UN chief warns News in Brief 17 March 2017 (PM) Children face greater risks a year after refugee route to Europe closed: UNICEF
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"Important" for more Ukrainian women to enter politics and speak out

Hanna Hopko. Photo: UN News/Matthew Wells

It's important for Ukrainian women to be an empowered voice in politics and represent vulnerable groups such as those…

23 Mar 2017 / Listen /

700,000 people still trapped in western Mosul in Iraq: WFP

Young girl stands by her family's belongings in Iraq. Photo: UNHCR/Ivor Prickett

The UN food agency says it is "extremely concerned" about the 700,000 people still trapped in western Mosul in…

23 Mar 2017 / Listen /

Wastewater offers huge potential despite "yuck factor": UN report

A trickling filter at a wastewater treatment plant in Danbury, Connecticut, in the United States. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

Water that has been used in agriculture, industry or the home is an untapped resource that can help address…

22 Mar 2017 / Listen /

Action must be taken “soon” to mitigate climate change: WMO

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Governments need to "act soon" to meet the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement and keep global temperature rises…

22 Mar 2017 / Listen /

Wastewater, a sustainable development tool

Children play in the bay of Cité Soleil in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. UN Photo/Logan Abassi

One thousand children die every day from illnesses linked to poor sanitation but a new approach to wastewater could…

22 Mar 2017 / Listen /
People with Down syndrome have a "valuable contribution to make" Former "Lost Boy" bringing water to South Sudan Big cat's lake appearance makes a splash in Geneva Fear of migrants fuelling racial hatred and profiling: UN experts FAO calls for "greener" charcoal production FAO expert calls for empowering African women agricultural workers "Invisible" impact of Syrian civil war destroying family life: UNFPA
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