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News in Brief 17 November 2017 (PM)


"Density soaring" of refugee population in Bangladesh: UNHCR The density of Rohingya refugees crowding into often makeshift camps in Bangladesh, is "soaring", the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) warned on Friday. Approximately 620,000 refugees…

17 Nov 2017 / Listen /

News in Brief 17 November 2017 – Geneva (AM)


  Famine may be happening "right now" in Yemen, warns UN aid agency Famine may be happening "right now" in Yemen, the UN said on Friday, as a blockade on aid and other…

17 Nov 2017 / Listen /
Human rights "unquestionably" part of solution to fighting terrorism: UN chief News in Brief 16 November 2017 (PM) 224 million people suffer hunger in sub-Saharan Africa News in Brief 16 November 2017 (AM) Funding call for $100 million disaster alert initiative Vancouver conference delivers 46 new pledges for UN missions as peacekeeping chief hails "collective commitment"
Today's Features

"New set of tools" needed for modern peacekeeping: Dallaire


A "new set of tools" is needed to make UN peacekeeping fit for today’s more dangerous and complex world. That's…

19 Nov 2017 / Listen /

Sustainable fashion leader hopeful for humanitarian, environmental improvements

Fashion and Sustainability: Look Good, Feel Good, Do Good

Changing the fashion industry and making it more aware of global humanitarian and environmental concerns, demands expertise, and above…

17 Nov 2017 / Listen /

Blockade making life in Yemen even worse, says UN official


Life in war-torn Yemen was already a daily struggle for the average citizen, but a blockade imposed last week…

16 Nov 2017 / Listen /

Surviving terror once the cameras move on: one woman's story


While terrorist attacks draw headlines globally, a recent UN documentary tells the story of what happens to survivors once…

16 Nov 2017 / Listen /

UN General Assembly helping to carry climate action forward

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During the high-level debate in the UN General Assembly, more than 80 per cent of world leaders mentioned climate…

16 Nov 2017 / Listen /
"We will not allow ourselves to be limited:" UN Gender Award winner "UN in unity" – Preferred approach to tackling gender discrimination Iceland tops global table for IT progress in 2017 "We will succeed", pledges force commander of deadly Mali mission "Pooling competences" of contributors means safer peacekeeping Life-saving antibiotics must be handled with care: FAO officer
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