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News in Brief 17 October 2017 (AM)


UNHCR concerned about stranded Rohingya refugees The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is urging authorities in Bangladesh to admit thousands of Rohingya refugees stranded near the border with Myanmar. It's estimated that up to…

17 Oct 2017 / Listen /

News in Brief 16 October 2017 (PM)

Stéphane Dujarric. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

Take "coordinated steps" to prevent violence over Kirkuk, urges UN chief The Iraqi government and Kurdish authorities need to take "coordinated steps" to prevent violence across the governorate of Kirkuk, said the UN…

16 Oct 2017 / Listen /
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"Personality politics" driving conflict in South Sudan must end

Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, briefs the Security Council on the situation in South Sudan. UN Photo/Kim Haughton

The South Sudanese people have been "held hostage" to "personality politics" for long enough and accountable institutions must be…

17 Oct 2017 / Listen /

Reproductive health inextricably linked to inequality: UNFPA


Economics is just the tip of "the inequality iceberg." That's one of the conclusions being stressed by Richard Kollodge,…

17 Oct 2017 / Listen /

Diplomats help build buzz over World Bee Day

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There's never been a time when the pollinating power of the lowly honey bee has been more important to…

17 Oct 2017 / Listen /

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 /
Cricket helping young hurricane evacuees "Return to Happiness" Modern slavery: the "dark underbelly" of globalization Paralympic refugee sports liven Syrian boy's dark past Shelters in storm-ravaged nation fight gender-based violence Robots can and will "walk among us," robotics chief tells UN Bid begins to eradicate neglected TB threat
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