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Landmines do not recognise peace, says UN agency at launch of $296 million appeal

Demining engineer of the Mine Action Programme of Afghanistan clears an anti-personnel landmine. UN Photo/UNMACA

Mine clearance takes time and money and the UN agency that's leading global efforts against the deadly ordnance says it needs nearly $300 million to carry on with its work. UNMAS has identified…

28 Feb 2015 / Listen /

De-escalation of conflict in Ukraine reported

Security Council meeting regarding Ukraine. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

A package of measures recently agreed upon to end the conflict in Ukraine needs to be fully implemented, the…

27 Feb 2015 / Listen /

Most Palestinians in Gaza have "no hope for the future"

Palestinian children weep at the funeral for their loved ones in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip. Photo: UNICEF/El Baba (file)

Most of the 1.8 million residents of Gaza have no hope for the future according to the UN Children's…

27 Feb 2015 / Listen /

1.1 billion face deafness threat from audio devices

Make Listening Safe. Image: WHO

At least 1.1 billion young people are at risk of irreversible hearing loss from the unsafe use of personal…

27 Feb 2015 / Listen /
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