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South Sudan President urged not to “betray” hopes for peace

South Sudan’s President has been urged by the UN Secretary-General not to “betray and disappoint” international hopes for peace in his country.

Political infighting in the world’s youngest country has led to the deaths of thousands of people over the past two years.

The recent signing of a peace agreement has renewed hopes for the future.

Dianne Penn reports on a meeting this Tuesday at UN Headquarters in New York aimed at putting South Sudan back on the path to peace and development.

Duration: 3'33"

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New global agenda promises sustainable future for all

A new global development agenda that promises a sustainable future for all people and the planet has been adopted by the 193 countries that make up the United Nations.

Agenda 2030 aims to eliminate extreme poverty, fight inequality and combat the effects of climate change over the next 15 years.

Dianne Penn’s report begins with the moment when Danish Prime Minister Lars Lÿkke Rasmussen made the announcement in the General Assembly on Friday.

Duration: 2'33"

Action needed now to end abuse of world’s indigenous peoples – UN

The United Nations today marked the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People with calls to governments, intergovernmental organizations and the international community at-large for urgent action to end the gross human rights abuses, discrimination and marginalization that all too often are still their lot in society.