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||International community urged not to "turn back" on Afghanistan||Afghanistan is being asked to intensify efforts to meet the needs of hundreds of thousands of its citizens who have been displaced due to ongoing insecurity in the country. That recommendation has been made by the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of Internally Displace People (IDPs). Chaloka Beyani has also urged the international community [...]||10/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||"Action is at the base" implementing New Urban Agenda for Africa||When it comes to the New Urban Agenda for world cities, action needs to start at "the base", and not come from the top-down. That's the passionate view of Alima Sagito, a grassroots campaigner from Ghana, speaking at the UN's Habitat III conference on the future of world cities, which took place recently in Quito, [...]||10/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Mediterranean death toll hits record high||The death toll among refugees and migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea has reached an all-time high, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has reported. At least 3,740 lives have been lost so far this year compared to 3,771 for the whole of 2015, the highest number on record. Many of those making the journey [...]||10/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||UN will "do the right thing" for Haitian people||The UN is determined to "do the right thing" on behalf of the Haitian people when it comes to the damaging effects of cholera and Hurricane Matthew. That's the pledge from Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, who said a package of measures would be presented soon to help eliminate the cholera outbreak which has affected an [...]||10/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||News in Brief 25 October 2016 (PM)||Removal of "Jungle" migrant camp in Calais underway The removal of a controversial migrant camp in Calais, France, known as the "Jungle" is underway. At its height the unofficial migrant settlement was home to 7000 people, who were hoping to travel mainly to the UK. On Tuesday the destruction of the camp continued as [...]||10/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Families in Yemen struggling to feed their children: WFP||Severely malnourished children in some parts of Yemen are surviving on bread alone most days of the week. That's what mothers told a team from the World Food Programme (WFP) which concluded a visit to the country on Tuesday. Fierce conflict between Yemeni government forces and rebels has raged more than a year, but access [...]||10/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Reports of ISIL "ruthlessness" as Mosul battle continues||As the battle to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul from the terrorist group ISIL intensifies, reports continue to emerge that the extremists are using civilians as "human shields." That's according to the UN human rights office which has received "very alarming information" that supports the belief that people living in areas near the city [...]||10/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||UN Daily News 25 October 2016||Listen to a bulletin of news and features from United Nations Radio, with Jocelyne Sambira and Daniel Dickinson. In today's programme: Reports of ISIL atrocities surface as the battle for the Iraqi city of Mosul continues; And: an activist from South Sudan warns that her country is at a "tipping point";||10/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||South Sudan at "tipping point" warns woman activist||South Sudan is at a "tipping point" and might slide back into war, a young woman activist from the country has warned. Rita Lopidia Abraham, founder and Executive Director of EVE Organization for Women Development, briefed the UN Security Council on Tuesday during a women, peace and security debate. Sixteen years ago, a resolution was [...]||10/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Risk of "outright violence" increasing against LGBT in cities||The risk of "outright violence" against the LGBT community is growing in cities but hopes are high that a newly-adopted agenda for future urban living will create more "safe spaces". That's the view of Cicely-Belle Blain, a Canadian youth worker, who was one of the delegates to the recent Habitat III conference on the future [...]||10/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
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