News in Brief 13 December 2017 (PM)

At least 15 besieged Syrian civilians dead due to lack of medical care

At least 15 civilians in urgent need of medical evacuation have died in the besieged Syrian enclave of eastern Ghouta, the UN said on Wednesday.

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UN Gender Focus: Reproductive health, Antigua & Barbuda, and Space for Women

Reproductive health and economic inequalities inextricably linked: UNFPA

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Cricket helping young hurricane evacuees “Return to Happiness”

Cricket is helping Caribbean children to forget the horrors of Hurricane Irma.

The Category 5 storm, which hit in early September, decimated the tiny island of Barbuda, forcing families to seek shelter on the sister island of Antigua.

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News in Brief 15 September 2017 (PM)

UN chief stresses solidarity with refugees on International Day of Peace

Refugees are the focus of this year’s commemoration of the International Day of Peace, observed annually on 21 September.

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News in Brief 10 January 2017 (AM) - Geneva

Cyprus talks enter second day

Talks to decide the future of the Cyprus have entered a second day in Geneva.

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Women of Antigua and Barbuda “heart and soul” of conservation work

Women have always been the “heart and soul” of conservation and environmental work on the Caribbean island of Antigua and Barbuda.

That’s according to Helena Brown, A Technical Coordinator in the state’s Ministry of Health and Environment.

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Partnerships agreed at Samoa small islands conference

Hundreds of partnerships between small island developing states or SIDS and the private sector are being successfully forged at a major international conference according to the President of the UN General Assembly.

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Shipwrecks offer “huge potential” for small island states

Pollockshields Wreck, Bermudas. [UNESCO/E.

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