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UN and AFRICA: "Time to take action" on youth unemployment

Job seekers in Zimbabwe.  ILO Photo/Maillard J.

The time for talking is over, action must now be taken to combat the increasing levels of youth unemployment around the globe.   That is the resounding message from some young people who recently…

17 Jul 2014 / Listen /

UN and AFRICA: Africa makes progress on maternity protection rights

Mothers and their infant children are among the residents of Mwandama Millennium Village, Malawi.  UN Photo/Evan Schneider

Africa has made progress on maternity protection rights over the last two decades but more needs to be done…

10 Jul 2014 / Listen /

UN and AFRICA: South Sudan political crisis took "violent turn" after failed mediation attempts

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) is greeted by Dr. Martin Elia Lomuro (right), Minister of Cabinet Affairs of South Sudan, and Hilde Johnson, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS).  UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Efforts made by the United Nations and many others to prevent a political crisis in South Sudan from taking…

3 Jul 2014 / Listen /

UN and AFRICA: Reconciliation process progressing ahead of elections in Côte d’Ivoire

Aichatou Mindaoudou, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI).  UN Photo/Basile Zoma

The reconciliation process in Côte d’Ivoire is progressing ahead of presidential elections which are due to be held next…

26 Jun 2014 / Listen /
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