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WFP delivers aid to more than one million people in NE Nigeria

More than one million people in conflict-affected areas of northeast Nigeria have received food aid or cash since the beginning of the month, the World Food Programme (WFP) reports.

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Experts welcome end to US counter-terrorism measure

Two UN human rights experts have welcomed the decision by the United States to dismantle what they viewed as a “discriminatory” counter-terrorism measure.

The National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS) was adopted following the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001.

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A look back at one year of our new podcast series 'The Lid is On'

Listen to a special holiday season programme: a look back at the best of our new podcast series launched in 2016, The Lid is On. It’s the phrase you hear at the close of business each day at UN Headquarters, when the meetings are over.

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Concern over resurgence in aid worker attacks in CAR

More than 300 attacks against humanitarians occurred in the Central African Republic this year, with five aid workers losing their lives in the line of duty.

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Film-maker unravels “untold story” of Jewish refugees

A filmmaker has been speaking at the UN about the “untold story” of 850,000 Jewish refugees who fled from Arab countries in the late 1940s.

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Outer space critical to Africa’s future development

The key to Africa’s future development lies in outer space, according to the head of a UN-affiliated space science institute on the continent.

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UN and Africa Special: Sub-Saharan Africa

In this week’s special programme during the holiday season: the International Monetary Fund or IMF, looks at what a drought, earthquake or pandemic can do to economies in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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UN Gender Focus Special: Making 'Space for Women'

In July 1969, American astronaut Neil Armstrong landed on the moon, famously proclaiming: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

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Mosul operation displaces more than 50,000 children

More than 50,000 children have been displaced by the ongoing operation to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul from the terrorist group, ISIL, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has reported.

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Outgoing UN deputy chief urges world leaders to end xenophobia

Global leaders are being urged to stop dividing the world into “us” and “them.”

That is the message from outgoing UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson who says farewell to the organization at the end of this year.

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