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News in Brief 25 May 2015 (AM)

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks during the Tipperary International Peace Award ceremony in Tipperary, Ireland. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

"Time of test" for international community The international community is enduring a "time of test" which demands strong global cooperation and bold action, the United Nations Secretary-General  has said. Speaking at the Tipperary International…

25 May 2015 / Listen /

Cybercriminals targeted as world IT summit begins in Geneva

Cybercrime targeted at world IT summit Geneva. Photo: World Bank (file)

Combating online fraud which costs at least US$3.5 billion a year is the task facing UN and industry experts…

25 May 2015 / Listen /

Eight thousand new shelters for South Sudanese displaced

South Sudan: ongoing fighting between the Government and rebels has forced an estimated one and a half million people across the country to flee their homes. UN Photo/Hailemichael Gebrekrstos (file)

Eight thousand new shelters have been constructed by the UN to accommodate more than 60,000 people displaced by fighting…

25 May 2015 / Listen /

Local economies important for African economic development

A view from the Port of Doraleh, Djibouti. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

African countries need to look at how they can grow local economies to prepare for a booming population. That's…

25 May 2015 / Listen /
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