General News

‘Still confident’ deadly DR Congo Ebola outbreak can be stopped, despite ‘negative’ factors: WHO

Imagine how you would go about overcoming an outbreak of deadly disease it in a place where there’s frequent fighting that prevents you from reaching some of the sick and dying. Tarik Jasarevic of WHO, told UN News’s Daniel Johnson, he was “still confident” the latest Democratic Republic of the Congo oubreak can be contained. 

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2019 could be 'make or break' for Afghanistan, says top UN aid official

Drought in Afghanistan has left more than 3.6 million people “barely surviving” and displaced some 250,000 people from rural areas, the UN’s Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan said on Monday. Toby Lanzer told Daniel Johnson of UN News, that 2019 could be "make or break" for the country. 

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Near record funding for landmine clearance, but casualties remain high

The use of anti-personnel mines has “dramatically decreased” in recent decades, a leading expert on the munitions said on Tuesday, amid concerns about the high number of civilian casualties in conflict zones. Amelie Chayer from UN partner organization the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, told UN News how the international community to tackling the issue.

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Millie Bobby Brown leading youth to #GoBlue as new UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

On this World Children’s Day, when kids across the globe unite for their rights, Emmy-Nominated actress Millie Bobby Brown has been named the newest

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420 million more people will suffer if we can’t keep global warming to 1.5°C: UN weather chief

On Monday, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released an exhaustively researched report on the effects of a 1.5° and 2° Celsius increase in global temperatures.  Conor Lennon from UN News has been listening to what the report’s authors had to say.

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Stand together against the “normalization of hate”: UN chief

Remembering the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust, the UN chief has called on everyone around the world to “stand together against the normalization of hate”.

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Inauguration of new Liberian president welcomed by UN

George Weah was inaugurated on Monday as the new President of Liberia, where the United Nations is set to close its peacekeeping mission (UNMIL) in a few weeks after a successful 15-year presence in the West African country.

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People-smuggling networks in Libya 'must be tracked and prosecuted'

Illegal smuggling networks which have imprisoned, tortured and abused thousands of migrants trying to cross Libya, “must be tracked and prosecuted”.

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UN Daily News Programme 02 January 2018

Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells.

In today’s programme:  We’re going to focus on extreme weather prospects for 2018 – something which is a life and death issue for millions of vulnerable people across the world.

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UN Daily News Programme 01 January 2018

Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Dianne Penn.

Happy New Year!

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