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UN ombudsperson resolves strife in a ‘cloak of confidentiality’

Sometimes sparks fly when creativity is mixed with conflict: so explains the UN Ombudsperson John Barkat, who helps turn friction into productive solutions.

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UN senior aid adviser renews call for Syria aid access

The lack of aid deliveries to Syria’s most desperate communities and a continuing veto on the evacuation of hundreds of extremely sick civilians feel like a personal “failure”, a senior humanitarian adviser to the UN said on Thursday.

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A wish for every child with disabilities 'to have a fair chance'

Children with disabilities deserve to have the same rights as everyone else, which is something that will have a “tremendous impact” on society as a whole.

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UN Daily News Programme 12 October 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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UN Daily News Programme 10 October 2017

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

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“Generosity and honesty” of women officers contributes to UN Police

The “generosity and honesty” of women officers contributes to role of UN Police (UNPOL) in South Sudan, according to a female Rwandan officer working in the UN mission there.

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News in Brief 29 September 2017 (PM)

Flash appeal to help hurricane-affected Dominica

Humanitarians are appealing for US$31 million to support the Caribbean island of Dominica, hit hard by Hurricane Maria, the United Nations has announced.

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“Multiple and grave violations” committed by Russia in Crimea

“Multiple and grave violations” of human rights have occurred across Crimea, since it was occupied by Russian forces in March 2014.

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Deal to reduce price of HIV treatment aims to save more lives

A life-saving medicine to treat HIV will now be made more widely available to millions of people in developing countries.

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News in Brief 15 September 2017 (PM)

UN chief stresses solidarity with refugees on International Day of Peace

Refugees are the focus of this year’s commemoration of the International Day of Peace, observed annually on 21 September.

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