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Syrian parties urged to engage in negotiations 'in good faith': UN chief

Secretary-General António Guterres. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

Syrian parties taking part in the negotiations in Geneva are being urged by the UN Secretary-General to engage in good faith. The statement was released by his spokesperson, Stéphane Dujarric, late on Thursday,…

24 Feb 2017 / Listen /

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 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
Today's Features

UNEP campaign promotes #CleanSeas through reducing plastic use


Unless people stop dumping plastic items such as bottles, bags and cups after just using them once, there could…

25 Feb 2017 / Listen /

Learning languages gives you many chances in life, says South Sudan journalist


A radio journalist at the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) is highlighting the benefits of multilingualism. Sebbit Abdu,…

25 Feb 2017 / Listen /

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 Armed conflict hampering aid delivery in two CAR provinces 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
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