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News in Brief 16 June 2017 (PM)

Jean-Pierre Lacroix. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

UN Peacekeeping chief expresses "deep concern" over violence in DRC The UN Peacekeeping chief met with the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Friday and expressed "deep concern over…

16 Jun 2017 / Listen /

"Smart" counter-terrorism policies needed, based on human rights: UN chief

Aftermath of an explosion in the centre of Kabul, Afghanistan, on the corner of Passport Lane and the Indian Embassy. Photo: UNAMA/Jawad Jalali (file)

In order to defeat the rise of violent extremism, the world needs "strong and smart" policies founded on human…

13 Jun 2017 / Listen /

UN should make a "real difference" to lives of "ordinary people"

General Assembly elects by acclamation Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcák of Slovakia as President of its upcoming 72nd session. UN Photo/Kim Haughton

The UN should be making more of a difference when it comes to the lives of ordinary people across…

31 May 2017 / Listen /

Despite tragic accident, Lebanon in the heart of former peacekeeper

Hans Van Putten (centre) and fellow former Dutch peacekeepers greet UNIFIL Force Commander Major-General Michael Beary. Photo: UNIFIL/Pascual Gorriz Marcos.

A Dutch army veteran who lost both hands while serving as a UN peacekeeper in Lebanon nearly 40 years…

29 May 2017 / Listen /
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