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News in Brief 22 November 2017 (PM)


Suicide of 11-year-old Afghan "a tragic reminder" of refugee stress: UNICEF The apparent suicide of an 11-year-old Afghan refugee living in Austria, is a "tragic reminder" of the deep psychological distress facing thousands…

22 Nov 2017 / Listen /

Violence against women affects whole societies: UN chief

United Nations Official Commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

It's time to take collective action to end violence against women and girls for good, at every level of society across the world. That's the emphatic message delivered by UN chief António Guterres…

22 Nov 2017 / Listen /
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"Lifesaving role" of UN medical service in South Sudan

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A team of doctors, nurses and technicians plays a "lifesaving role" in South Sudan according to a senior Jordanian…

23 Nov 2017 / Listen /

Teaching students to be "analytical thinkers" thanks to Anne Frank

Presentation showing copies of Anne Frank Diary books in various languages.  (screen grab)

More than 500 students came to UN Headquarters in New York this month to mark the 70th anniversary of the…

23 Nov 2017 / Listen /

Move to block lethal drugs, torture tools could be "step forward in civilization"

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An initiative to end the trade in lethal drugs and other tools used for capital punishment or torture has…

23 Nov 2017 / Listen /

Issue of violence against women has "always been relevant"


Creator of the multiple Emmy award-winning television series "The Handmaid's Tale," Bruce Miller, hopes his show becomes "irrelevant very…

22 Nov 2017 / Listen /

Involving men plays crucial role for women's empowerment, says activist

Inna Modja, Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), at the high-level launch of the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative for the elimination of violence against women and girls. The event was held on the margins of the General Assembly's annual general debate. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

Men should be playing a more active role in empowering women, and helping to end the scourge of gender-based…

22 Nov 2017 / Listen /
TV actress faces her fears while spotlighting sexual exploitation Poorer states look to power ahead through innovation More protection for human rights defenders, is key "Collective responsibility" key to end migrant slavery Darfur team's ordnance education device wins top UN Award A wish for every child with disabilities "to have a fair chance"
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