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"Significant progress" made in Afghanistan

Nicholas Haysom , UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for AfghanistanPhoto: Fardin Waezi / UNAMA

Significant progress has been made in Afghanistan since the country embarked on a peaceful political transition according to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in the country. Last September, the two candidates to…

18 Dec 2014 / Listen /

Grassroots movement "to stop the bloodshed" in Libya

Security Council Chamber.  UN Photo/Mark Garten

Many Libyan citizens have decided to join what they are calling "a grass roots initiative of the silent majority", who want to see what they call "a Libya for all Libyans". The message…

18 Dec 2014 / Listen /
Normalization of US-Cuba relations "heartily" welcomed by UN Chief World Bank urged to recognize human rights in its policies Donors asked by UN chief to "dig deep" for emergency funds More “global action” needed in 2015, says UN Chief US$450 million target set for humanitarian operations in 2015 Resolution adopted to renew humanitarian access into Syria Attack on children in Pakistan "act of horror", says UN chief Legal identity of women supported by new Clinton-Bloomberg UN partnership UN-AU partnership to adapt in "evolving peace and security landscape" China's patent boom continues as Asian giant outstrips rest of world Former Congolese army officer sentenced to life Security of Lebanon is "priority for the world" New oil project in Peru threatens to harm indigenous peoples
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No better way forward for Afghanistan than unity government

Nicholas Haysom, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), addresses the Security Council meeting on the situation in that country and its implications for international peace and security.
Credit: UN Photo/Mark Garten

There is no better way forward for Afghanistan than a national unity government, according to the head of the…

18 Dec 2014 / Listen /

Young working migrants resented in industrialized countries

Young migrants. Photo: IOM

Migrants provide the much needed labour and skills for the economies of industrialized countries, yet they are resented by…

18 Dec 2014 / Listen /

Action needed to save migrants from exploitative smugglers

A boat carrying asylum seekers and migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. Photo: UNHCR/L.Boldrini

A record 5,000 migrants lost their lives in 2014 as they attempted to reach other countries according to the…

18 Dec 2014 / Listen /

Pledges are made to UN emergency relief fund

Dahuk, Iraq  © OCHA/Iason Athanasiadis

The crises in Syria, Iraq, South Sudan and the Central African Republic dominated humanitarian relief efforts this year, a…

17 Dec 2014 / Listen /

One million people could face food insecurity due to Ebola

A grandfather walking through a rice field followed by his grandchildren. ©FAO/Antonello Proto

The deadly Ebola disease outbreak in West Africa could leave up to one million people without enough food in…

17 Dec 2014 / Listen /
Women held for spouses' crimes in South Sudan Afghanistan needs "unity of purpose and common vision" Pakistan receives UN support following "most barbaric attack" Guinea faces "daunting" challenges in fighting Ebola Investment in agriculture needed to feed 9 billion people by 2050 Broadband is "highway" to inclusivity South Africa’s “economic challenges” after 20 years of democracy New diagnostic tests for Ebola expected in coming months South Sudanese mark one year anniversary of conflict Rap music tunes knowledge of economic theory "Difficult talks" in Lima to reach climate change agreement New life for Syrian refugees in Germany Volcano in Cape Verde having "huge" effect on economy
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