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||Afghanistan violence claims record toll on civilians||Lethal violence in Afghanistan is getting worse and has claimed a record number of casualties so far in 2016, the UN said Monday. More than 5,100 civilians have been killed or maimed in the first six months of the year, according to new data from the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the UN [...]||7/25/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Human rights is more than a moot subject, say students||Raising human rights awareness among a new generation of youngsters from all corners of the world is vitally important if discrimination is to be beaten. That's the view of top UN rights investigator Christof Heyns, speaking on the sidelines of a special legal debate, which is known as a moot, at the Human Rights Council [...]||7/25/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Urgent call for “humanitarian pause” in Aleppo fighting||An urgent call has been made for a weekly two-day "humanitarian pause" in fighting around Aleppo, to save thousands of lives in the east of the Syrian city. The UN's Humanitarian and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O'Brien, said that with the last access road into the area cut off, 250,000 were now trapped. He warned [...]||7/25/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||UN Daily News 25 July 2016||Listen to a bulletin of news and features from United Nations Radio, with Matthew Wells and Dianne Penn. In today's programme: A plea for a weekly "humanitarian pause" in fighting around Eastern Aleppo to safe tens of thousands of Syrian lives… And, we'll hear from inside the UN protection of civilian sites in South Sudan [...]||7/25/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||"Guns will not help" peace in South Sudan||"Guns will not help" to bring peace in South Sudan; that's the view of one prominent elder in the world's newest nation. South Sudan gained independence from Sudan on 9 July 2011 in a referendum in which almost 99 per cent of the population voted to secede. The most recent upsurge in fighting is just [...]||7/23/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Urgent funding needed for proposed humanitarian operation in Mosul, Iraq||As the Iraqi army moves to retake the city of Mosul from the terrorist group ISIL, or Daesh, aid groups are preparing to assist as many as 1.5 million civilians who might be affected. However, the UN and partners say they urgently need more than US$280 million for the operation, and they warn that time [...]||7/22/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||UN Daily News 22 July 2016||Listen to a bulletin of news and features from United Nations Radio, with Jocelyne Sambira and Matthew Wells. In today's programme: the threat of terrorism remains "persistent and credible" the head of the UN counter-terrorism arm warns; and, funds are urgently needed to help Iraqis who will likely be caught up in the battle to [...]||7/22/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||News in Brief 22 July 2016 (AM) – Geneva||Hopes for upcoming UN-US-Russia talks on Syria in Geneva The office of the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria has expressed hope that an upcoming meeting between Russia, the United States and the UN in Geneva could help kick-start a new round of peace talks between combatants. Jessy Chahine is spokesperson for UN Special Envoy [...]||7/22/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Modern technology hailed as the smart way to make cities better for people||A bid to improve the lives of billions of people in cities by using Information Communication Technology (ICT) to maximum effect is under way at the UN. The focus on so-called "smart cities" involves 56 cities in Europe, Central Asia and North America. UN agencies UNECE and ITU are behind the initiative, and they say [...]||7/21/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||South Africa income inequality and unemployment "highest in world"||Income inequality and unemployment in South Africa remains the highest in the world, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has found. South Africa faces significant challenges and needs decisive action to revive growth, the agency said in its latest economic review. However, the report also acknowledges considerable economic and social progress made by Africa's largest economy [...]||7/21/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
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