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"Not impossible" to fully disarm Colombian rebels "by June"

Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Colombia Jean Arnault. Photo: UNIC Bogotá (file photo)

It's "not impossible" that the disarmament process which is central to Colombia's historic peace deal could be complete "by June". That's the view of the Head of the UN Mission in Colombia, Jean…

11 Jan 2017 / Listen /

"Life-threatening" conditions persist for children in Haiti: UNICEF

Cornelia Walther speaks to a group of children in Haiti. Photo courtesy of Cornelia Walther

There are "still children whose lives are threatened" three months on from the devastating hurricane which hit Haiti, according…

5 Jan 2017 / Listen /

International community congratulates new President-elect in Haiti

Ballots being counted after the closing of Haiti's national elections for the first round of Presidential and second and third round for senators, in Port au Prince, Haiti, November 20, 2016. Photo: UN/MINUSTAH/Logan Abassi

All sides in Haiti are being urged to respect the final results of the country's long-running electoral cycle. The…

4 Jan 2017 / Listen /

Security Council endorses Syria ceasefire deal

The Security Council unanimously adopts resolution 2336 (2016) on 31 December in support of Russia-Turkey efforts to end violence in Syria. UN Photo/Manuel Elias

A ceasefire deal brokered by Russia and Turkey has been unanimously endorsed by members of the UN Security Council…

31 Dec 2016 / Listen /
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