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Yemen parties urged to dialogue and reject violence

A family displaced by conflict in northern Yemen eats lunch in Al Mazraq, Hajjah. Photo: OCHA

All parties in Yemen, including the separatist Houthi rebels, have been urged by the UN Security Council to resolve their differences through dialogue and reject violence. In a statement, the 15-member body also…

26 Feb 2015 / Listen /
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Global community "must not fail in Gaza", say 30 aid agencies

The pace of reconstruction in Gaza remains slow. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Palestinians have suffered inordinately and the global community has failed Gaza, according to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA.…

26 Feb 2015 / Listen /

Land governance programme to protect vulnerable communities

Land governance aimed at promoting sustainable development. Photo: FAO (file)

Vulnerable communities across Africa are to be supported by a new programme on land governance aimed at promoting sustainable…

26 Feb 2015 / Listen /

UN Forum on Forests at "crossroads" says its director

Forest. Photo: FAO/Giulio Napolitano

The importance of forests in supporting life is being highlighted in 2015 which the UN has designated as the…

26 Feb 2015 / Listen /

Afghanistan needs to do more to end torture, says UN report

Georgette Gagnon at UNAMA press conference. Photo: UNAMA/Fardin Waezi

Authorities in Afghanistan need to do more to end torture and ill-treatment of conflict-related detainees, says a UN report…

25 Feb 2015 / Listen /
Hope for 750,000 stateless people in West Africa Boosting women-owned businesses "key to growth" Professor Ali Mazrui made "immense" contributions to UNESCO Conflict in Central African Republic hits healthcare “Almost all” of Iraq’s health facilities damaged A hospital recovers from Ebola in Liberia
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