‘We need accountability’ to end the crime of chemical weapons use in Syria, says Guterres

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The members of the United Nations Security Council need to find a way to unite and punish anyone found to have used chemical weapons in Syria, in line with international law.

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‘Give peace a chance; give children a chance,’ senior UN peacekeeping official says visiting South Sudan

All stakeholders in South Sudan must “engage genuinely and constructively in finding a political solution” to the conflict there, a senior United Nations peacekeeping official said at the end of her four-day visit.

During the lean season, families in Wurotorobe, Burkina Faso, struggle to have at least one meal per day, but often they only calm the worst hunger. The poor diet makes small children extremely vulnerable to epidemics and disease.
OCHA/Ivo Brandau (file photo)

Health experts at UN meeting press for action to address ‘double burden’ of malnutrition in Africa

Africa’s attempts to achieve health for all by 2030 could be threatened unless the continent address the twin challenges of undernutrition and obesity, experts attending a United Nations meeting in Nairobi this week have warned.

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‘Save peace while it lasts,’ says General Assembly President, ahead of UN summit on sustaining peace

The world needs a new approach to peace, which is why the United Nations General Assembly will hold a major meeting next week to discuss ways to foster peace by focusing on conflict prevention, mediation, dialogue and diplomacy, the 193-member body’s President has said.

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UN chief condemns abduction and killing of media workers near Ecuador-Colombia border

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the kidnapping and killing of three media workers near the border between Ecuador and Colombia, confirmed on 13 April, as well as the subsequent kidnapping of two other Ecuadorian nationals.

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Mosquito-packed drones ready to join fight against Zika and other deadly diseases – UN agency

Robotics may soon be a critical ally in the fight against disease-spreading bugs, a United Nations agency said Thursday after a successful test that eleased sterile mosquitos from aerial drones aiming to suppress the insect that spreads Zika and other diseases.  

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