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||News in Brief 15 December 2017 (PM)||Rohingya refugees more vulnerable as cooler temperatures arrive: UNHCR Cooler temperatures and an increasingly risky environment are threatening the well-being of more than 600,000 Rohingya refugees who've crossed the Bangladesh border from Myanmar, said the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Friday. UNHCR is due to distribute the first of almost 200,000 items of clothing in [...]||12/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||UN Daily News Programme 15 December 2017||Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells and Dianne Penn. In today’s programme: ‘Childhood under Attack' in the South Sudan conflict; and: The UN envoy for Syria laments the loss of a “golden opportunity” to press forward on peace talks.||12/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||'Childhood under Attack' in South Sudan fighting: UNICEF||Four years of insecurity and upheaval in South Sudan have had a "staggering impact on children," putting an entire generation at risk. That's according to Childhood under Attack, a report launched on Friday by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF). The fighting between rival factions has resulted in more than 2,300 child deaths, while nearly 3 million [...]||12/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||News in Brief 15 December 2017 – Geneva (AM)||South Sudan's violence is a tragedy for children: UNICEF Fighting in South Sudan now entering its fifth year has severely affected more than one in two children there, the UN said on Friday. A disturbing new report from UN Children's Fund UNICEF shows how more than one million youngsters are acutely malnourished and 2.4 million [...]||12/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||"Golden opportunity" to progress Syria peace talks missed: UN envoy||A "golden opportunity" has been missed to decide the future of Syria at the end of the latest round of UN-led talks in Geneva, veteran negotiator Staffan de Mistura said on Thursday. The UN Special Envoy was speaking to journalists in the Swiss city where he has been meeting Syrian government representatives and – for [...]||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||News in Brief 14 December 2017 (PM)||Security Council unity on DPRK crucial: UN Secretary-General The UN Secretary-General has underscored the importance of international unity in addressing the nuclear threat posed by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). António Guterres was speaking to reporters in Tokyo on Thursday following a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, where North Korea was [...]||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||UN and Africa: Emergency Response Funding, Somalia’s future, and a UN Volunteer from Kenya||More than two-thirds of emergency response funding going to Africa More than two-thirds of UN emergency response funding is still likely to go to alleviate humanitarian crisis in Africa. That's according to Chief of CERF, Lisa Doughten, who said after the recent annual pledging conference for 2018 at UN Headquarters that a total of $383 [...]||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||UN Daily News Programme 14 December 2017||Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells and Dianne Penn. In today's programme: the Central Emergency Response Fund will hit a record high for pledges this year, but some crises are still missing out on funding; and: What life-lessons does volunteering for the UN teach [...]||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||News in Brief 14 December 2017 (AM)||UN peacekeeping chief pays tribute to fallen Tanzanian blue helmets The head of UN peacekeeping operations has paid tribute to the 14 Tanzanian blue helmets killed last week by suspected rebels in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Jean-Pierre Lacroix participated in a ceremony on Thursday in the Tanzanian capital, Dar es Salaam, in [...]||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||UN Volunteer from Kenya shares benefits of serving||Volunteering with the United Nations has taught a Kenyan lawyer the value of interacting with people from around the world: something that she says "opens your mind" and allows you to grow both personally and professionally. Ann Kamunya is currently serving with the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, in Turkey, where she interviews asylum-seekers. Ann trained [...]||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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