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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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News in Brief 31 October 2017 (PM)

WHO reports progress in fight against hepatitis

A record three million people were able to obtain treatment for hepatitis C over the past two years.

Furthermore, some 2.8 million people began lifelong treatment for hepatitis B in 2016.

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FEATURE: As Afghan war grinds on, a marginalized young generation raises its voice

Confronting the horrors of a war they hope to end one day, young Afghans are making themselves heard through traditional media and on the Internet. These Afghans, many educated and non-traditional, are countering messages from militant groups which seek to play upon ethnic and religious differences to encourage violence.

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

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

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Push for Global Goals makes partnerships, innovation 'more important than ever,' UN forum in Bahrain told

A United Nations forum opened today in Manama, Bahrain, highlighting the importance of entrepreneurship and innovation for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Ahead of Brazil Summit, UN reports three million people now have access to hepatitis C cure

A record three million people obtained treatment for hepatitis C over the past two years, and 2.8 million more people embarked on lifelong treatment for hepatitis B in 2016, the United Nations health agency reported Tuesday, the eve of the World Hepatitis Summit in Brazil, highlighting increasing momentum in the global response to the viral disease.

Unrest in Cameroon's Anglophone regions sends thousands fleeing to Nigeria – UN agency

The United Nations refugee agency is scaling up efforts with partners to provide humanitarian assistance to thousands of Cameroonians who have fled violence in that country's Anglophone regions to south-eastern Nigeria.

UN sees 'worrying' gap between Paris climate pledges and emissions cuts needed

Pledges made under the Paris Agreement are only a third of what is required by 2030 to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, pointing to the urgent need to boost efforts by both government and non-government actors, the United Nations environment wing said on Tuesday.