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||News in Brief 6 December 2016 (AM) – Geneva||Kenya food rations cut amid funding shortfall Rations have been cut for hundreds of thousands of refugees sheltering in Kenya because of a lack of funding. Announcing its decision on Tuesday, the World Food Programme (WFP) said 434,000 individuals in Dadaab, Kakuma and Kalobeyei have been on half rations since the start of the [...]||12/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Industrial transformation a "very big challenge" for Africa||The transformation from agrarian- to industrial-based economies is a "very big challenge" for countries in Africa, according to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). The UN agency's role is to eradicate global poverty by assisting developing and middle income countries in achieving inclusive and sustainable industrial development. Speaking to LiLing Huang on the 50th [...]||12/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Security Council fails to reach "common ground" regarding Aleppo truce||Members of the UN Security Council have failed to reach a "common ground" regarding a decision to call for a seven-day truce in the Syrian city of Aleppo. That's what Egypt's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN, Amr Abdellatif Aboulatta, told reporters at UN headquarters on Monday. The UN resolution was drafted by Egypt, [...]||12/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||News in Brief 05 December 2016 (PM)||Syria approves delivery of aid into besieged areas, including Aleppo The Syrian government has approved a plan by the UN and its partners to send an aid convoy to hard-to-reach and besieged areas, including eastern Aleppo. That's according to UN spokesperson, Stéphane Dujarric. The UN and its partner, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, only have [...]||12/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Healthy soil "enables" life on earth and mitigates climate change||Healthy soil "enables" life on earth and is one of the biggest bulwarks against climate change, according to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). About a third of the world's soil has been degraded; the impacts of which range from food shortages and drought, to landslides and floods. Soil degradation particularly affects subsistence farmers, [...]||12/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||News in Brief 05 December 2016 (AM)||Give volunteers much-deserved "global applause" says UN chief People around the world are being urged to give volunteers much deserved "global applause" for their commitment to make the world a better place. That's the UN Secretary-General's message for this year's International Volunteer Day observed annually on 5 December. According to UN estimates, there are [...]||12/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Thai king's legacy on soil "can benefit families of farmers" globally||The former King of Thailand's focus on improving soil quality can help "families of farmers around the world" reach the Sustainable Development Goals, the internationally agreed targets to fight poverty. That's according to Thailand's ambassador to the UN, Virachai Plasai, speaking ahead of World Soil Day, marked each December 5. The late King Bhumibol Adulyadej [...]||12/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||"Affordable, absolutely green" housing showcased at UN conference||Housing that is "fast, affordable and absolutely green" will free up cities of the future to build without using any concrete. That's according to the chairman of a Spanish environmental housing company, which built one of their new homes in just 32 days, as part of the UN's recent Habitat III conference in Quito, Ecuador. [...]||12/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||"Make cities accessible, keep persons with disabilities visible"||One of the ways to break down the stigma faced by persons with disabilities is to make cities more accessible to them. That's the view of Victor Calise, Commissioner of the New York City Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, who oversees accessibility projects throughout the "Big Apple". Mr Calise became involved with protection of [...]||12/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Social media a "powerful channel" for space industry||Space exploration is the story of "very passionate people that do ground-breaking stuff" and is not only about rockets and satellites, according to a social media specialist who works in the industry. Remco Timmermans spoke about the connection between social media and space during a recent forum in Dubai organized by the UN Office for [...]||12/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
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