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First Chinese Peacekeeping Division deployed to South Sudan

Inauguration ceremony to celebrate the completion of the UNMISS Chinese Infantry Battalion's camp construction. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

The first ever Chinese UN Peacekeeping force to an African country has deployed to South Sudan. The African country…

29 May 2015 / Listen /

Peacekeepers Day about "tremendous gratitude" to people serving UN

Hervé Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, greeting UN peacekeepers during a visit to the Central African Republic (CAR). UN Photo/Jean Claude Bitsure (file)

The International Day of UN Peacekeepers is about expressing "tremendous gratitude" to the men and women who serve the…

29 May 2015 / Listen /

Peacekeepers remain dedicated to serve despite growing threats

Assistance of civilians in South Sudan. UN Photo/Rolla Hinedi (file)

Peacekeepers serving the UN continue to be dedicated to protecting vulnerable civilians despite growing security threats and often difficult…

28 May 2015 / Listen /

Illegal tobacco trade involves one in 10 cigarettes, experts warn

Illegal tobacco trading costs the global economy USD$31 billion a year, WHO says. Photo: Unifeed/WHO

The illicit tobacco trade poses major health, economic and security concerns and likely affects one in 10 cigarettes smoked…

28 May 2015 / Listen /

India reaches 1bn mobile subscribers

Vijayalakshmy Gupta.

India is about to reach one billion mobile connections according to a board member of the country's Telecom Regulatory…

28 May 2015 / Listen /
Violent forms of extremism seek to destroy human civilisation Maintain focus on Middle East peace process through media World entering era of "war of information" 795 million people still suffer from hunger Radio programme to help people with disabilities in Cambodia ICT "must meet needs of the world" Food relief underway in Mali Developing countries step up fight against pollution Human rights chief breaks with protocol to spotlight troublespots One third of global population online
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