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News in Brief 26 July 2017 (PM)

UN Envoy calls for dialogue between Burundi government and opposition

It is imperative that the Government of Burundi agree to an inclusive dialogue with the opposition.

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Tuvalu launches first early warning system in Pacific

The launch of an early warning system in Tuvalu will better inform residents of the Pacific island nation about oncoming cyclones and other disasters, according to a senior UN official in the region.

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Countryside food producers suffering most from poverty

Farmers producing 80 per cent of the world’s food are suffering the most from poverty and malnutrition, according to the deputy chief of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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DPRK drought affecting food production: FAO

Food production in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has been severely damaged by the worst drought in the country since 2001, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported on Thursday.

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UN and Africa: focus on CAR children, SEED awards and hunger across East Africa

Children increasingly bear brunt of CAR violence amid mass displacement

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Solar energy and GPS bringing education to Nigeria's nomad children

There is much the world can learn from nomadic cultures, according to a man who is using solar energy, GPS technology and virtual reality to bring education to children in Fulani communities in northwest Nigeria.

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UN Daily News Programme 14 July 2017

Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Matt Wells and Dianne Penn.

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“Smart tech” used to teach Sudan’s former child soldiers

An innovative project that has given former child soldiers access to education in Sudan shows the value of embracing technology for sustainable development, the UN said on Thursday.

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News in Brief 13 July 2017 (AM)

Death of Chinese activist a loss for human rights worldwide: UN rights chief

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“Improvements are astonishing” in “very poor” region of Tajikistan

“Astonishing” improvements came about when five UN agencies joined forces in an integrated manner to help transform one impoverished valley in the Central Asian country of Tajikistan.

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