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UN Daily News Programme 13 December 2017

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

In today's programme:  How you can help reduce the amount of electronic waste worldwide; and: Biological weapons threat under the spotlight at the UN in Geneva.

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News in Brief 13 December 2017 (AM)

Half the world lacks access to “essential health services”

At least half of the world’s population lacks access to essential health services, with around 100 million people forced to live in “extreme poverty” due to the cost of health care.

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Consumers can help bring down 'e-waste mountain': UN report

The number of discarded laptops, mobile phones, televisions and other electronic items worldwide weighs as much as 1.2 million heavy-duty trucks lined up from New York to Bangkok and back.

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News in Brief 12 December 2017 (PM)

Align financial investments with climate objectives: UN Secretary-General

Finance will be the “decisive factor” between winning or losing the battle against climate change.

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News in Brief 11 December 2017 (AM)

Children exposed to dangerous “new risks” online: UNICEF

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Soil preservation essential to ensure our sustainable future: FAO expert

It can take up to 1,000 years to form a single centimetre of soil, which is why “soil preservation is essential for food security and to ensure our sustainable future.”

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UN Daily News Programme 07 December 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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UN award winner tackles clean energy and cholera in Yemen

A young engineer from Yemen hopes his UN prize-winning project to convert food waste into “green” energy will help reduce the staggering rate of cholera in his country.

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News in Brief 06 December 2017 (AM)

Air pollution affecting 17 million babies, mostly in South Asia: UNICEF

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News in Brief 05 December 2017 (PM)

“Another big loss” as 14th peacekeeper this year is killed in CAR

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