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News in Brief 26 May 2017 – (AM)

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

  UN rights office condemns Gaza executions by "field military court" The UN human rights office has condemned the execution of three men by Gaza authorities, accused of being involved in the 24…

26 May 2017 / Listen /

"Heinous and cowardly" terror attack in Egypt strongly condemned


The Security Council has issued a statement condemning the "heinous and cowardly" terrorist attack that took place in Egypt on Friday. At least 28 people were killed and dozens injured when a bus…

26 May 2017 / Listen /
Suffering of civilians fleeing conflict "incalculable" says UN chief Disasters cost global economy $520 billion: UN deputy chief Peacekeepers help transform "battlefields into peaceful states": Guterres Health for all is a rights issue, says new WHO chief Unified position on South Sudan needed to advance political process: UN official UN chief condemns "horrific terrorist" attack in Manchester Toxic agents found during Syria chemical probe: UN official Ethiopia's candidate to head UN health agency, WHO
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Tobacco hurts poorest people and the planet too: WHO


Smoking "threatens us all" and, increasingly, the planet's poorest communities, UN health experts said on Tuesday ahead of World…

30 May 2017 / Listen /

Despite tragic accident, Lebanon in the heart of former Dutch 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…

30 May 2017 / Listen /

Countries meet to tackle US$23 billion illegal fishing trade: FAO

Fishermen unload their catch of mackerel at a fish market. UN Photo/M Guthrie

Illicit fishing costs the world up to US$23 billion a year, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization…

29 May 2017 / Listen /

UNHCR's Melissa Fleming tells Syrian refugee's powerful story of survival

Melissa Fleming presents her book

A young Syrian refugee woman's remarkable story of surviving "one of the worst shipwrecks in the Mediterranean" has been…

26 May 2017 / Listen /

FAO warns "lethal" virus affecting farmed and wild tilapia


The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is warning of a highly contagious disease that is spreading among farmed and…

26 May 2017 / Listen /
Participating in UN peacekeeping a "positive thing" for China Handmade dolls share dreams of Syrian women, children with the world Civilian protection "ultimate goal" of UN peacekeeping: Lacroix Malnutrition alert for 400,000 DRC Kasai children How food chain changes could help world's undernourished Myanmar rural development gaps highlighted by preventable child death toll New approach to aid delivery can help people survive: UN relief chief
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Declaration of Human Rights by Eleanor Roosevelt


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