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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


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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