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News in Brief 20 December 2017

More coherent and coordinated efforts needed to combat evolving threats to international peace and security, says UN chief

The world is witnessing an increase in the type of threats to international peace and security, the UN chief said today.

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News in Brief 19 December 2017 (PM)

Six aid workers missing in South Sudan after reports of armed clashes

Six relief workers in South Sudan, one international and five national, have been reported by the UN as missing since Sunday.

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UN Daily News Programme 18 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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News in Brief 18 December 2017 (AM)

Make migration work for all: UN Secretary-General

Solidarity with the world’s 258 million migrants has never been more urgent, the UN Secretary-General said on Monday.

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Migrant stereotypes 'completely disconnected' from reality

Although some people believe migrants arrive in countries to “steal” local jobs and take advantage of social services, these perceptions are not based in reality.

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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 (PM)

Bodies of Tanzanian peacekeepers killed in DRC arrive home on UN flight

The bodies of the 14 Tanzanian peacekeepers killed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Friday, have been returned home on a UN flight, according to Tanzania’s Foreign Minister.

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Social media giants meet at UN to address online terrorism

The UN Security Council has called for dialogue with major social media companies in order to limit terrorists’ ability to recruit and operate online.

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