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Despite progress, life for Myanmar’s children remains struggle: UNICEF


Despite progress made by Myanmar to further children's rights in the country, more than half of them still live below the poverty line, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) reported on Tuesday. Social and…

23 May 2017 / Listen /

More than two million women, girls still live with fistula: UN


More than two million women and girls still live with a preventable injury that happens during childbirth known as fistula and up to 100,000 new cases develop each year. That's the warning issued…

23 May 2017 / Listen /
News in Brief 23 May 2017 – (AM) Geneva Promises made to finance sustainable development must be kept: UN World's health challenges take centre stage in Geneva Energy situation in Gaza could deepen crisis, UN official warns Algeria hailed by UN for holding "peaceful" parliamentary elections European Union and UN in talks to launch "Gender Initiative" Number of Mosul displaced is "overwhelming": UN Spike in refugee and migrant children travelling alone
Today's Features

Myanmar rural development gaps highlighted by preventable child death toll


In Myanmar, up to 150 children under five are dying every day from preventable illnesses, UNICEF warned on Tuesday.…

23 May 2017 / Listen /

New approach to aid delivery can help people survive: UN relief chief

Stephen O'Brien (centre) speaks to a woman at a camp for Internally Displaced Persons in Baidoa, Somalia.UN Photo/Tobin Jones

UN humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien says a new approach for aid delivery can help people not only survive, but…

23 May 2017 / Listen /

"Flexible funding" key under new UN health agency chief, says expert


The new head of the UN health agency should carry on the reforms begun by outgoing chief Dr Margaret…

23 May 2017 / Listen /

1bn children suffer some form of violence every year: UN envoy

SRSG Santos Pais (R) and former UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan Méndez (L) during UN launch of the new publication "Protecting Children against Torture in Detention: Global Solutions for a Global Problem" on 22 May 2017. Photo/Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the UN on Violence against Children.

At least one billion children in the world suffer some form of violence every year, the UN Special Representative…

23 May 2017 / Listen /

Astana talks "promising step" says UN special envoy for Syria


Talks in Khazakstan aimed at finding a peaceful solution to the Syrian conflict have been described as "promising" by…

22 May 2017 / Listen /
"Steady stream" of DRC refugees continue to cross into Angola “Unprecedented” Yemen cholera outbreak must be halted, says WHO "Human rights violations in Yei may amount to war crimes": UN Experts race to quell Ebola outbreak in remote DRC province Former refugee helps displaced women amplify their voices Innovators, UN discuss using tech to tackle world's challenges LGBTI workers get a boost from UN's Møller
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Declaration of Human Rights by Eleanor Roosevelt


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