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News in Brief 16 October 2017 (PM)

Stéphane Dujarric. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

Take "coordinated steps" to prevent violence over Kirkuk, urges UN chief The Iraqi government and Kurdish authorities need to take "coordinated steps" to prevent violence across the governorate of Kirkuk, said the UN…

16 Oct 2017 / Listen /

News in Brief 16 October 2017 (AM)


Make migration "safer and voluntary" choice says Pope on World Food Day The decision undertaken by millions each year to migrate needs to become "safer and voluntary" said Pope Francis on Monday, at…

16 Oct 2017 / Listen /
UN chief, top official, condemn Somalia blasts Displacement from disaster set to increase, warns UN News in Brief 13 October 2017 (PM) News in Brief 13 October 2017 – Geneva (AM) Rohingya crisis: 'Family counting' exercise underway in Bangladesh Famine areas must be helped to thrive "not just survive": UN chief
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Reproductive health inextricably linked to inequality: UNFPA


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

17 Oct 2017 / Listen /

Global hunger rises for first time in a decade: FAO


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

16 Oct 2017 / Listen /

Focus on Africa’s integration, prosperity and peace

High-level inaugural event on ÒSupporting an Integrated, Prosperous, People-Centred and Peaceful Africa:

Gender inequality is costing Africa "tens of billions" of dollars each year, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told ambassadors in…

16 Oct 2017 / Listen /

Cricket helping young hurricane evacuees "Return to Happiness"

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Cricket is helping Caribbean children to forget the horrors of Hurricane Irma. The Category 5 storm, which hit in…

16 Oct 2017 / Listen /

Modern slavery: the "dark underbelly" of globalization

Siddharth Kara, “Modern Slavery” with Ms. Simone Monasebian, Director of the New York Office, UNODC

No country is "immune" from the scourge of modern slavery and the path that many of its victims take…

15 Oct 2017 / Listen /
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 Bid begins to eradicate neglected TB threat Support from the UN to end cholera in Haiti will continue Engineer believes space science will smash the glass ceiling in Nigeria
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