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UN chief urges Venezuela to restore dialogue with opposition

Shoppers wait in line for five hours to buy a ration of bread from a small bakery in Cumaná, Venezuela. Photo: Meridith Kohut/IRIN

The Government of Venezuela and the opposition are being urged by the UN Secretary-General to make a sincere effort to "reactivate dialogue" with each other. In a statement issued by his Spokesman on…

20 Apr 2017 / Listen /

Public transport campaign tackles sexual harassment

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A new campaign in Mexico City aims to combat a touchy subject: sexual harassment on public transportation. A recent…

17 Apr 2017 / Listen /

Zika virus could cost Americas region total of $18 million: UN report

An individual sprays insecticide at a health facility in Cúcuta, Colombia. (file) Photo: PAHO/WHO

The socio-economic cost of the recent spread of the Zika virus in Latin America and the Caribbean will total…

6 Apr 2017 / Listen /

"Amphibious" houses support resilience of "existing communities"

Elizabeth English. Photo: UN News/Matthew Wells

So-called amphibious homes, which can rise up along with floodwater, provide a cost-effective way of protecting the "resilience of…

5 Apr 2017 / Listen /
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