General News

Dubai forum investigates role of space in development

Top officials from national space agencies, diplomats, academics, representatives from the private sector and others are meeting in Dubai this week to explore how they can help create a better world by 2030.

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UN Daily News Programme 03 November 2017

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UN Daily News Programme 02 November 2017

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UN Daily News Programme 01 November 2017

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In today's programme:  Why women entrepreneurs need opportunities, not handouts; and: A human rights campaign focuses on displaced people in South Sudan.

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Boosting entrepreneur development along the New Silk Road

Entrepreneurs are key to bringing more jobs and prosperity to the so-called Maritime-Continental Silk Road: the modern-day successor to the ancient trade routes linking Europe and Asia.

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Rohingya refugees receiving mental health first aid

As Rohingya refugees continue to pour into neighbouring Bangladesh, one UN agency is taking steps to address their psychological well-being.

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Rising child violations in war “a source of global shame”: Guterres

The increased use and abuse of children by warring parties is “a source of global shame”, the UN chief told the Security Council on Tuesday.

António Guterres was briefing the Council on his recently published report on Children and Armed Conflict, for 2016.

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UN Daily News Programme 31 October 2017

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Eritrea’s future “is walking away” in refugee exodus says UN expert

Eritrea’s future is literally “walking away” in the form of young refugees fleeing the country.

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Bahrain forum promotes entrepreneurship for SDGs

Bahrain is taking the lead in promoting entrepreneurship as a means to achieve global peace, prosperity and economic empowerment.

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