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UK funding boost provides aid lifeline to desperate Yemenis: WFP

CAPTION: Two-year-old Badel is malnourished and sick and lives in an IDP camp in Ibb, Yemen. (file) Photo: OCHA

A $67 million donation from the United Kingdom will provide a lifesaving boost to efforts to stave off famine for millions of Yemenis, the UN said on Monday. The announcement by the World…

18 Dec 2017 / Listen /

Internet challenges and solutions in spotlight at UN in Geneva

CAPTION: Briefing held on 13 December 2017 in advance of the opening of the 12th Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Geneva. Photo: UN/Violaine Martin

The complicated task of deciding how the international community should respond to problems posed by the digital world has begun at the UN, which is hosting this year's Internet Governance Forum (IGF). In…

18 Dec 2017 / Listen /
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"Growing risk" that Israel and Palestine will go their own way

CAPTION: Nickolay Mladenov, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process and Personal Representative of the Secretary-General to the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority, briefs the Security Council.
Photo: UN/Eskinder Debebe

There is a "growing risk" that Israel and Palestine will increasingly go their own way and abandon the so-called…

18 Dec 2017 / Listen /

Migrant stereotypes "completely disconnected" from reality

CAPTION: UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for International Migration, Louise Arbour. (file) Photo: UNIC Mexico/Antonio Nieto

Although some people believe migrants arrive in countries to "steal" local jobs and take advantage of social services, these…

17 Dec 2017 / Listen /

'Childhood under Attack' in South Sudan fighting: UNICEF

CAPTION: Wol, a 6-year-old child in Aweil, Sudan. Photo: UNICEF/Sebastian Rich

Four years of insecurity and upheaval in South Sudan have had a "staggering impact on children," putting an entire…

15 Dec 2017 / Listen /

"Golden opportunity" to progress Syria peace talks missed: UN envoy

Intra-Syrian Talks

A "golden opportunity" has been missed to decide the future of Syria at the end of the latest round…

14 Dec 2017 / Listen /

UN Volunteer from Kenya shares benefits of serving

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Volunteering with the United Nations has taught a Kenyan lawyer the value of interacting with people from around the…

14 Dec 2017 / Listen /
Consumers can help bring down "e-waste mountain": UN report UN emergency fund hits record high, but some crises missing out Dialogue continues on Global Compact for refugees Biological weapons threat in spotlight Social media giants meet at UN to address online terrorism Human rights under threat in many countries: UN official
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