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||Access to besieged Syrian towns remains 'greatest obstacle': UN relief chief||The lack of safe, unimpeded and sustained access remains the greatest obstacle to reaching Syrian people in besieged and hard-to-reach-areas. That's what the top UN humanitarian chief, Stephen O'Brien, said during his briefing to the Security Council on Wednesday. Some 13.5 million people in Syria are in dire need of protection and humanitarian assistance, the UN [...]||2/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Public employment programmes "play an important role" in addressing inequalities: ILO||Women are often employed in unpaid work, but public employment programmes can help address this inequality. That's according to Terje Tessem, chief of the Development and Investment Branch in the Employment Policy Department of the International Labour Organisation (ILO). Speaking with Lucy Dean following a panel discussion at UN Headquarters about preventing conflict through decent [...]||2/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Over 20 million people in four countries 'going hungry': UN chief||Over 20 million people in South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen are going hungry and facing devastating levels of food insecurity, the UN chief said on Wednesday. António Guterres was speaking at a press conference aimed at drawing the world's attention to the scale of humanitarian crises unfolding in the four countries. He was joined [...]||2/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||News in Brief 22 February 2017 (PM)||The forced relocation of the Palestinian Bedouin community in the West Bank is "unacceptable and it must stop", the UN Humanitarian Aid Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory has urged. Robert Piper issued a statement on Wednesday together with Scott Anderson, the Director of the UN Relief Works Agency (UNRWA) Operations in the West Bank. [...]||2/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||UN Daily News Programme 22 February 2017||Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Dianne Penn and Jocelyne Sambira. In today's programme: Future global food security in jeopardy unless countries take action now, a report from UN food agency FAO warns; and nearly half a million children are at "high risk of death" in Yemen, says UNICEF. [...]||2/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||News in Brief 22 February 2017 (AM)||Global UN-backed trade agreement enters into force A global trade agreement has come into force on Wednesday making it easier, faster and cheaper for countries to trade, according to the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The landmark Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) was brokered by members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2014. [...]||2/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||FAO report outlines multiple challenges to future food security||Increased pressures on natural resources, rising inequality and the effects of climate change are placing global food security "in jeopardy," the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warns. FAO says unless countries make additional investments in their food systems, they will not meet the global goal of ending extreme hunger by 2030. The agency's latest [...]||2/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Road safety film festival lifts curtain on global scourge||Road accidents are a global pandemic that more countries around the world could help to eradicate through the power of cinema. That's the message from Michelle Yeoh, actress and road safety advocate, who's been taking part in a film festival hosted by the UN agency which is responsible for traffic issues: the Economic Commission for [...]||2/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Syria: 5,000 civilians trapped by fighting in Al Bab town||The UN has expressed "deep concern" over the fate of an estimated 5,000 civilians trapped by fighting in and around the town of Al Bab in northern Syria. On Tuesday, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria Ali Al-Za'tari urged all parties to the conflict to immediately ensure a safe passage for people trying [...]||2/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Syrian refugee family gets new life in US||A Syrian refugee who recently moved to the US with the help of the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, wants to give back to his host community and improve people's perception of his culture and religion. Abdel Moein and his family spent years in Lebanon waiting to be resettled to Florida to begin a new life. [...]||2/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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