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||Corruption "steals" from everyone in society||Corruption "steals" from everyone in society according to a representative from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The agency's Jason Reichelt said that corruption came in many forms including fraud, bribery, and theft from private or public institutions, depriving governments of valuable development funding. According to the World Bank, about $1 trillion is [...]||12/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Over 500 million children live in conflict or disaster-stricken countries||More than half a billion children live in countries affected by conflict or disaster, without access to medical care, quality education, proper food and protection. New figures, released by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), also show that 50 million of those children have been uprooted and driven from their homes. Jocelyne Sambira has more. On [...]||12/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||News in Brief 08 December 2016 (PM)||Restaurant in Vienna hires refugees to promote integration Refugees can be a "good mix" with local communities in Austria because they bring new culture, religious perspective and potential, the UN chief said on Thursday. Ban Ki-moon made the remarks while visiting the "Habibi and Hawara" restaurant in the capital Vienna, where he had lunch and [...]||12/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||UN Global Perspective: focus on Aleppo, world’s biodiversity and UN brings benefits to New York City||Desperate appeals to evacuate injured from Aleppo "Desperate appeals" are being made for humanitarian workers to evacuate the sick and injured from the embattled city of Aleppo in Syria, amid continued intense fighting, the UN has said. In a call for a pause in the violence, so that civilians can emerge from their shelters without [...]||12/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||UN and Africa: focus on civilians in Central Africa, Libya and sustainable industrial development||Lord's Resistance Army continues to cause "unspeakable suffering" The Lord's Resistance Army rebel group, is continuing to cause "unspeakable suffering" for civilians in central African countries where it operates, according to the UN's Special Representative for the region. François Louncény Fall, acting head of the UN Regional Office for Central Africa, UNOCA, was briefing Security [...]||12/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||UN Gender Focus: ending violence against women, digital economy and youth unemployment||Violence against women, the worldwide scourge As many as one in three women continue to be the target of violence all over the world and it’s about time governments took action to stop it. That’s the message from the World Health Organization (WHO), as 16 days of activism against gender-based violence get under way, ahead [...]||12/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||246 million children are victims of school-related violence||An estimated 246 million girls and boys worldwide are subject to school-related violence every year, according to latest figures from UN Women and the UN Educational, and Cultural Organization, UNESCO. The forms of violence children experience range from classroom bullying through to sexual violence and exploitation. According to UN Women Knowledge Management Specialist, Philippe Lust-Bianchi, [...]||12/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Harsh winter increases humanitarian needs in Eastern Ukraine||The humanitarian needs of displaced people in Eastern Ukraine are increasing this winter, contrary to the expectations of the UN's Refugee agency (UNHCR) in the region. The conflict in Ukraine between government forces and separatist rebels in the east, along the border with Russia, began in 2014 and is still ongoing, displacing more than a [...]||12/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||News in Brief 07 December 2016 (PM)||Nearly 84,000 people in Mosul displaced by fighting so far: UN The number of people displaced from Iraq's second city of Mosul by the ongoing military offensive against ISIL terrorists, has reached nearly 84,000, the UN has confirmed. Most of the displacements in the last week happened on the eastern side of the city, [...]||12/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lord's Resistance Army continues to cause "unspeakable suffering"||The Lord's Resistance Army rebel group, is continuing to cause "unspeakable suffering" for civilians in central African countries where it operates, according to the UN's Special Representative for the region. François Louncény Fall, acting head of the UN Regional Office for Central Africa, UNOCA, was briefing Security Council members in New York on the main [...]||12/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
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