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News in Brief 24 February 2017 (AM) – Geneva

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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

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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

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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

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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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