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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

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré (file)

The UN Secretary-General has condemned deadly blasts in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, which killed upwards of 250 people and injured hundreds more. The double car bombings occurred on Saturday in two different areas…

15 Oct 2017 / Listen /
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 News in Brief 12 October 2017 (AM)
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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 /

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

Syrian refugee Najib Alhaj training for Paralympic sports in Athens, Greece. PHOTO: UNifeed

The first ever Paralympic refugee sports team is providing refugees with disabilities a new way to heal from their…

13 Oct 2017 / Listen /

Shelters in storm-ravaged nation fight gender-based violence

Meeting with Barbudan shelter residents in Antigua

Managers of shelters in hurricane-ravaged Antigua and Barbuda are being trained to make sure these locations are safe spaces…

13 Oct 2017 / Listen /
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 Death penalty states owe families transparency: Guantánamo lawyer Astronaut makes UN touchdown for women in space
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