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‘Education under Fire’ in Middle East & North Africa

On 28 April, the son of the guard at Ibn Sina School walks through rows of desks while checking a damaged classroom in the facility, in Sana'a, the capital. Photo: UNICEF/NYHQ2015-1130/Mahmoud

Escalating conflict and political upheaval across the Middle East and North Africa are preventing 13 million children from going to school, according to a new report by the UN children's agency, UNICEF. The…

3 Sep 2015 / Listen /

Peacekeepers who abuse their power should be punished

Cécile Pouilly, spokesperson for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Photo: OHCHR

Peacekeepers convicted of abusing their positions of power should be given sentences that fit the crimes they have committed.…

3 Sep 2015 / Listen /

News in Brief 03 September 2015 (AM)

China Commemorates 70th Anniversary of World War II. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

UN Secretary-General in China China has been commended by the United Nations Secretary-General for its "strong commitment" to multilateralism…

3 Sep 2015 / Listen /

Thousands fleeing ongoing fighting continue to arrive in Bentiu

Site near Bentiu, South Sudan. UN File Photo/JC McIlwaine

Thousands of people fleeing violence and food insecurity in South Sudan continue to arrive at the UN's site to…

3 Sep 2015 / Listen /
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