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Podcast Classics: The ‘fight against time’ towards healthier living for all

As the World Health Organization (WHO) turns 70 this weekend (7 April), this edition of our Podcast Classics series turns back the clock 60 years to bring you “Ten Steps Forward”, a UN Radio programme looking at WHO’s first decade, narrated by British stage and screen actor Michael Redgrave.

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News in Brief 04 April 2018

  • Mine clearance a ‘matter of urgency’ in Syria: UNICEF representative
  • Salisbury attack lab results expected next week: chemical weapons body (OPCW)
  • CAR urged to investigate deadly attack on MINUSCA peacekeepers
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News in Brief 03 April 2018

  • Political solution needed above all for Yemen: UN chief
  • Expert calls for transparent appointment of attorneys general in Northern Triangle countries
  • “Vital” mine action work in the spotlight on International Day
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News in Brief 02 April 2018

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Non-military “smart pledging” key to UN peacekeeping reform: Canadian defence minister

Reform of UN peacekeeping should include more emphasis on non-military “smart pledges” which make missions around the world stronger and more effective.

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Focus on abilities, not disabilities, says leading campaigner from Ghana

The world needs to focus on the “capabilities and abilities” of people with disabilities and “not just the disability.”

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News in Brief 29 March 2018

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UN and Africa: Free Trade Area marks “giant stride forward”

The signing of the first ever Free Trade Area agreement by 44 African nations has been hailed as a “giant stride forward” by the UN. We’ll talk about what it means for the continent, and hear from the first Force Commander of the mission in Liberia as operations wrap up, together with the man responsible for the UN’s civilian protection work across South Sudan.
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News in Brief 28 March 2018

  • 'Unrealistic expectations' are damaging UN peacekeeping: Guterres
  • Evacuation of Syrian civilians must be safe and voluntary: UN
  • Sahel is ‘a litmus test’ of UN reforms to avert crises: Amina Mohammed
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Education and self-esteem, key to empower descendants of slavery

Getting a good education and building self-esteem are vital to help people of African descent overcome the legacy of Transatlantic slavery.

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