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||UN Daily News Programme 28 April 2017||Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Dianne Penn and Jocelyne Sambira. In today's programme: Security Council debates the North Korea nuclear issue And: We hear how "triple discrimination" is holding back indigenous women and girls||4/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||News in brief 28 April (AM)||Arkansas executions "deeply troubling" says UN human rights office The UN human rights office (OHCHR) says it is "deeply troubled" by the recent legalized killings of four prisoners in Arkansas in the space of eight days. The executions follow a 12 year de facto moratorium on the use of the death penalty in the state. [...]||4/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||"Triple discrimination" holds back indigenous women and girls: FAO||Indigenous women and girls suffer from "triple discrimination" when it comes to their rights and well-being, according to an Advocacy Officer from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Yon Fernandez de Larrinoa has been at UN Headquarters in New York, taking part in an event on empowering indigenous women as part of the UN Permanent [...]||4/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||News in brief 27 April (PM)||Ishmael Beah, former child soldier, helps amplify Syria youth voices Ishmael Beah, author and former child soldier from Sierra Leone has been helping young Syrians in exile amplify their voices, the UN Children's Fund, UNICEF, said on Thursday. The UNICEF advocate for war-affected children wrapped up a three-day trip to Jordan where he helped around [...]||4/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||UN Global Perspective: focus on Yemen, indigenous peoples and education in conflict zones||Yemen conference "about hard cash and resources": UN Coordinator The donor conference on Tuesday which raised US$1.1 billion to bring Yemen back from the brink of famine was about "hard cash and resources" not "pledges and promises". That's according to the UN Resident Coordinator for the war-torn country, Jamie McGoldrick, who said humanitarians needed the [...]||4/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||UN Gender Focus: Yemen, indigenous women and disaster preparedness||Women and girls paying "heaviest price" in Yemen as famine looms: UNFPA Women and girls are "paying the heaviest" price as Yemen's humanitarian crisis deepens, increasing their vulnerability to violation and abuse. That's the view of Anjali Sen, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) Representative in the country, who's in Geneva ahead of a High Level [...]||4/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||News in brief 27 April (AM)||More than 2,000 Afghan civilians killed or injured in first quarter of 2017 A total of 2,181 Afghan civilians were killed or injured in the first quarter of this year, according to the latest data from the UN Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). That represents a four per cent decrease compared with 2016, but the [...]||4/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Matt Damon on helping 5.5 million access water: World Bank||Hollywood star Matt Damon's been telling the World Bank how a simple loan scheme has allowed around 5.5 million people to access affordable water. Mr Damon was speaking at a World Bank event on Sanitation and Water for All; part of the Spring Meetings in Washington, DC, held in conjunction with the International Monetary Fund. [...]||4/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Information is power for indigenous women of the Americas||Indigenous women from the Americas are creating their own media to tell their stories and preserve the traditional knowledge of their people. That's according to Nidia Bustillos Rodriguez, a representative of NOTIMIA, a news agency created by women journalists of indigenous or African descent from Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Bolivia and Brazil. Thirteen members of the [...]||4/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Fresh challenge for UNHCR's youngest Goodwill Ambassador||She pulled refugees to safety across the Mediterranean Sea and then swam in the Rio Olympics. For her next challenge, Syrian teenager Yusra Mardini says she wants to change people's preconceptions about refugees. The 19-year-old was in Geneva on Thursday where she was named Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the youngest appointee in [...]||4/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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