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"Dimension" main challenge for UN peacekeepers in DR Congo

MONUSCO Force Commander, Gen. Carlos Alberto dos Santo Cruz. UN File Photo/Sylvain Liechti

The huge size of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the main challenge facing UN peacekeepers, according to their Force Commander. General Carlos Alberto dos Santos Cruz was recently at UN headquarters…

3 Jul 2015 / Listen /

Syrian refugee children as young as six forced into work

The children's agency says this nine-year old boy works in construction 12 hours a day. Photo: UNICEF/MENA

The Syrian conflict has forced an increasing number of children into work, with some as young as six helping…

2 Jul 2015 / Listen /

West Africa poised to experience "huge" agricultural growth

A woman farmer in Ganta, Liberia. Photo: UNMIL/Christophe Herwig

There are huge opportunities for agricultural growth in West Africa where a growing population and rising middle class have…

2 Jul 2015 / Listen /

Srebrenica genocide: Remember the victims, recommit to peace

In 1995, a government soldier reads out the names of soldiers who are confirmed survivors or escapees from the fallen city of Srebrenica. UNICEF/NYHQ1995-0553/LeMoyne

The 8,000 Muslim men and boys who were killed in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica in July 1995 have…

1 Jul 2015 / Listen /
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