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News in Brief 12 January 2018

General Assembly President Miroslav Lajčák addresses an informal meeting of the GA on his priorities for 2018. Photo: UN Photo/Manuel Elias

"We must have an agreement" on migration, says Assembly President Agreement must be reached by the nations of the world on a comprehensive global compact on migration, said the President of the General…

12 Jan 2018 / Listen /

News in Brief 11 January 2018

Migrants wait in line to be registered in Berlin, Germany. Photo: UNICEF/Ashley Gilbertson VII

Migration "powers economic growth", needs "global response": Guterres Migration is a positive force for global economic growth, which helps reduce inequality, conflict and misunderstanding. That's the passionate belief of UN chief António Guterres,…

11 Jan 2018 / Listen /
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Tea and empathy: ZamZam Yusuf shares her refugee experience

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Somali refugee ZamZam Yusuf has a message for any neighbours who think she doesn't have the right to call…

15 Jan 2018 / Listen /

Ancient Somali cave art "enormous" potential for future tourism

The UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Somalia, Michael Keating, views some of the ancient rock art at Laas Geel, located near Hargeisa, Somaliland, on 10 January 2018. Photo: UN Photo/Tobin Jones

Ancient rock shelters that are home to some of the oldest cave paintings in Africa, have "enormous" potential to…

12 Jan 2018 / Listen /

South Africa records largest Listeria outbreak ever, more than 60 dead

WHO spokesperson Christian Lindmeier. Photo: UN Webcast video capture (file)

What's believed to be the largest outbreak ever of the deadly bacterial disease Listeriosis — or Listeria — has…

12 Jan 2018 / Listen /

IOM calls on Social Media to “help explain the dangers” of migration

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Social media companies, in particular Facebook, need to do more to “help explain the dangers” of embarking on migrant…

10 Jan 2018 / Listen /

People-smuggling networks in Libya "must be tracked and prosecuted"

In November 2017, IOM assisted 243 Guinean migrants in returning home from Libya under its Voluntary Humanitarian Return programme. Photo: UN Migration Agency (IOM)

Illegal smuggling networks which have imprisoned, tortured and abused thousands of migrants trying to cross Libya, "must be tracked…

9 Jan 2018 / Listen /
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