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UN Daily News Programme 11 December 2017

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

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Dialogue continues on Global Compact for refugees

The international community needs to do much more to agree on practical solutions that will help the world’s 22.5 million refugees, the UN said on Tuesday.

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Human rights under threat in many countries: UN official

Human rights are the foundation of peaceful societies, yet they are under attack in many countries globally, according to the deputy UN human rights chief, Andrew Gilmour.

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News in Brief 08 December 2017 (PM)

Countries have pledged $383 million dollars to support a UN fund that provides timely humanitarian aid during crises.

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Dementia sufferers set to triple by 2050, warns WHO

The number of people who suffer from dementia is set to triple to more than 150 million by 2050, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

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Migrants are “the ultimate agents” of development worldwide

Migrants and refugees need to be seen as the “ultimate agents” of development across the world, said the head of the UN migration agency (IOM) on Wednesday.

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News in Brief 06 December 2017 (PM)

“No Plan B” for Middle East Peace Process: UN chief

The UN Secretary-General has reiterated his belief that there is “no alternative” to the two-State solution for Israelis and Palestinians.

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Child migrants deserve care “every step of the way”: UNICEF

Child migrants, especially those travelling alone, deserve care and protection “every step of the way”.

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UN conference inspires Nepal award for women in science

A UN-sponsored conference on space and sustainable development has inspired the creation of an award for women scientists in Nepal.

That’s according to Manisha Dwa with the Nepal Astronomical Society, based in the capital, Kathmandu.

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News in Brief 01 December 2017 (PM)

Global HIV/AIDS response still “lagging behind” despite progress

Despite major progress on ending the AIDS epidemic, parts of the global response to battling the HIV virus are still “lagging behind”, the UN chief said on Friday.

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