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||Project brings water to farmers in dry areas of Guatemala||Some farmers in Guatemala have lost up to 80 per cent of their harvests this year due to changing weather patterns and poor rainfall, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) reports. The UN agency is supporting the construction of water collection tanks and use of improved agricultural practices that will allow farmers to produce [...]||10/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Widening the "social safety net" and "digital food" in world's cities||Cities of the future will have an expanded "social safety net," including more "digital food" for the needy, according to the deputy chief of the World Food Programme (WFP). Deputy Executive Director, Amir Abdulla, was speaking at the recent Habitat III Conference on reshaping the cities and towns of the future, in Quito, Ecuador. He [...]||10/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||UN Mission will "stand firm" after violent protests in CAR||After a day of violent protest in the Central African Republic which left four dead on Monday, the UN Mission in the country, MINUSCA, says it will "stand firm" in carrying out its mandate. That's according to MINUSCA spokesperson, Vladimir Monteiro, speaking from the capital, Bangui. Four demonstrators were killed and 14 others were injured, [...]||10/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||News in Brief 24 October 2016 (PM)||Mosul operation displaces more than 7,000 so far Military operations to free the Iraqi city of Mosul from extremists have displaced more than 7,000 people so far, UN humanitarians in the country have reported. They described the situation as "fluid," with the numbers and patterns of displacement fluctuating among the various front lines of [...]||10/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Opium production surges by 43% in Afghanistan||Opium production in Afghanistan has increased by 43% according to a survey released on Monday by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). 4800 metric tons of opium has been produced in the past year, compared to 3300 metric tons during the previous year. The highly-addictive drug heroin is obtained from the 'opium poppy', a [...]||10/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Artist's hands-on world vision of human rights becomes reality||Using the arts to promote human rights and making change happen are the ambitious goals of one artist whose work has been unveiled in Geneva. Created by Spanish sculptor Cristóbal Gabarrón, "Enlightened Universe" is a monumental steel sphere that's surrounded by a spiral of 70 larger-than-life figurines. The piece has been erected by the lake [...]||10/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||UN Daily News 24 October 2016||Listen to a bulletin of news and features from United Nations Radio, with Jocelyne Sambira and Dianne Penn. In today's programme: Somalia's Gaalkacyo "tense, volatile" as people continue to flee fighting And: Teenage author encourages children to stand up against bullies||10/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Somalia's Gaalkacyo "tense, volatile" as people continue to flee fighting||The situation in Gaalkacyo, Somalia is "tense, volatile and has the potential to break out in renewed fighting" the head of the UN humanitarian agency in the country has said. Fighting in the area has continued for the third week, leaving 18 people dead and 60 injured since 7 October. Humanitarian partners estimate that more [...]||10/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||News in Brief 24 October 2016 (AM)||Paris Treaty points way to low-carbon growth: UN Day message The entry into force of the Paris Agreement on climate change marks humanity's best chance for "greener, cleaner, low-carbon growth," the UN Secretary-General has said. Ban Ki-moon's comments came in a message for United Nations Day, celebrated annually on 24 October, which marks the [...]||10/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Violence against women "pervasive" in Asia-Pacific region||Violence against women is "pervasive" in the Asia-Pacific region despite laws to prevent it, according to a senior official from the United Nations gender agency, UN Women. Many countries in the region have found it difficult to implement laws due to impunity for the perpetrators of crimes. UN Women is working with the authorities in [...]||10/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
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