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||Gains made to end Ebola could be lost unless job completed||Gains made fighting the Ebola outbreak could be lost unless the job is completed. That's the message of caution the UN Secretary-General said he was delivering to the international community on Tuesday, at a General Assembly meeting in New York. More than 11,000 people have died from the highly infectious disease since it began to [...]||6/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ebola outbreak in West Africa "not yet over", says UN envoy||The deadly Ebola outbreak which killed more than 11,000 people in West Africa is not yet over, according to the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Ebola. The number of cases has dropped dramatically but the three most affected countries, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are now feeling the economic fall-out. Dr David Nabarro recently attended [...]||6/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||"Political failure" is reason why UNRWA exists||Political failure accounts for the existence of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), according to the UN Secretary-General. Ban Ki-moon was on Tuesday speaking at an event to mark the 65th anniversary of the UN agency which he described as a "lifeline" to millions of Palestinians. UNRWA says they face numerous [...]||6/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Celebrities present refugees' stories in World Refugee Day Campaign||Celebrity supporters who describe what has been called the "human side of the refugee plight" are launching the UN Refugee Agency's (UNHCR) annual World Refugee Day Campaign. The agency says this year’s campaign aims to bring the public closer to the story, showing refugees as ordinary people living in extraordinary circumstances. Stephanie Coutrix reports. The [...]||6/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Child abuse costing East Asia and Pacific US$209bn||Child abuse and violence is costing countries in East Asia and the Pacific around US$209 billion a year, according to the UN Children's Fund, UNICEF. It's the first ever costing of child maltreatment in the region. UNICEF says it will use the findings to take action with governments to reduce the abuse of young people. [...]||6/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||100,000 South Sudanese displaced in just two months||More than 100,000 people have fled conflict in South Sudan in the last two months, the UN has said. Heavy fighting in Unity and Upper Nile states has also forced aid agencies to pull out, unable to deliver essential supplies to 650,000 people. Since the start of the year, 60,000 South Sudanese have sought shelter [...]||6/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Laos farmers helped to work through dry and wet seasons||Farmers in Laos can now work their fields during both wet and dry season thanks to a new integrated irrigation project. The project which is supported by the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, helps farmers to boost production and improve their livelihoods. Cathrine Hasselberg spoke with Mme. Kaarina Immonen, the UNDP Resident Representative in Laos, [...]||6/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||News in Brief 1 June 2015 (PM)||Expulsion of UN Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan condemned by UN The Government of South Sudan’s decision to expel the UN Humanitarian Coordinator of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has been condemned by the Secretary-General. In a statement on Monday, Ban Ki-moon said Toby Lanzer has been instrumental in addressing the increasing humanitarian [...]||6/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||"Tremendous challenges" faced by UNRWA in its history||There have been tremendous challenges faced by the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in its 65 years of existence. That's according to Pierre Krähenbühl, the Commissioner-General of UNRWA who came to New York to attend a special event marking the agency's 65th anniversary on Tuesday. UNRWA, which was established by the UN General Assembly [...]||6/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Call for global response to cyber-threats against nuclear safety||The international community must intensify efforts to protect the world's nuclear facilities from cyberattacks, according to the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Yukiya Amano was speaking on Monday at the opening of the agency's first-ever conference on the issue at its headquarters in Vienna, Austria. It is organized in cooperation with a number [...]||6/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
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