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News in Brief 24 February 2017 (AM) – Geneva


Israeli soldier's sentence for shooting "excessively lenient": UN The punishment handed down to an Israeli soldier found guilty of shooting dead a wounded Palestinian is "excessively lenient", the UN Human Rights Office said…

24 Feb 2017 / Listen /

Syria's parties urged to put children first as negotiations begin

United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura welcomes a delegation of Syrian women during the Intra-Syrian talks, Geneva. 23 February 2017. UN Photo/Violaine Martin

Parties to Syria's six year long war are being urged to "show bold leadership" for the rights of children as they meet in Geneva for a new round of negotiations following a nearly…

23 Feb 2017 / Listen /
Access to besieged Syrian towns remains 'greatest obstacle': UN relief chief Rising depression rates reveal huge gaps in treatment for sufferers Over 20 million people in four countries 'going hungry': UN chief Syria: UN envoy cautions against “spoilers” on eve of negotiations Syria: 5,000 civilians trapped by fighting in Al Bab town UNESCO chief calls for multilingual education for all
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US $1.5 billion needed to save lives in Lake Chad region: UN relief chief


US $1.5 billion is  urgently needed to deliver humanitarian aid to people living in Nigeria and the Lake Chad…

24 Feb 2017 / Listen /

Agricultural support critical for people displaced by Boko Haram


More than seven million people in Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin could remain "trapped in cycles of severe…

24 Feb 2017 / Listen /

Peacekeeper says women can "do much more" in UN peace operations

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Women peacekeepers have the power to do "much more” in peacekeeping operations and also in encouraging post-conflict resolution. That's…

24 Feb 2017 / Listen /

UN Women forum highlights importance of safe urban spaces


Up to 90 per cent of women report that they've been harassed on their way to work, according to…

24 Feb 2017 / Listen /

Armed conflict hampering aid delivery in two CAR provinces

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Humanitarians care calling for unimpeded access to thousands of displaced people affected by deadly clashes between armed groups in…

24 Feb 2017 / Listen /
We must not fail: UN Envoy appeals to parties as Syria talks begin UNDP addressing suffering in NE Nigeria Public employment schemes help combat inequalities: ILO Resilient health systems support women in climate crises: WHO FAO report outlines multiple challenges to future food security Malnutrition affecting nearly half a million children in Yemen: UNICEF New agreement aims to streamline global trade
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