“Friends of Syria” group want country to grant UN humanitarian access

As the humanitarian and political crisis continues in Syria, representatives from 70 countries have gathered in Tunis for the first meeting of the Friends of Syria group.

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Commission of Inquiry details Syria abuses

Widespread, systematic and gross human rights violations, amounting to crimes against humanity are being committed in Syria with the apparent knowledge and consent of the highest levels of state.
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Naming and shaming perpetrators of conflict related sexual violence

Ending the use of rape and other forms of sexual violence as a weapon of war is still one of the greatest challenges to the protection of human rights according to the UN's Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict.

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Africa’s rising energy needs pressed by UNEP meeting in Nairobi

Africa’s rising energy needs has been the focus of a meeting in Nairobi, Kenya this week that brought together environmental experts from across the globe.

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Using climate-smart agriculture to feed the world

Smarter ways of growing crops could be one of the answers to the growing problem of not having enough food for a growing population, according to world leaders at an International Fund for Agricultural Development conference.

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West Africa and Sahel threatened by organized crime

Organized crime is threatening the already fragile peace, security and stability in West Africa and the Sahel region, according to UN officials and other leaders.

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WIPO: resolving cybersquatting cases & other Internet naming disputes

Forget dot com (.com) soon it will be dot anything you can think of and with that will come a lot of cybersquatting and other domain name disputes.

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Bridging the gap between business and environmental groups for a sustainable future

The gap must be bridged between the business community and environmental groups to work towards a more sustainable future.

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As UN Radio turns 66, veteran producer recalls experience


For the past 66 years, UN Radio has stayed true to its mission of informing the world’s populations.

It has come a long way from the days when it started in 1945, in a makeshift studio in Lake Success, a village outside New York City.

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Celebrating the dynamic relationship between people and forests

Forests cover one-quarter of the Earth’s land surface. They help preserve agricultural land, protect water resources and even stave off natural disasters.

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