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News in Brief 12 July 2017 (AM)

More than 2 billion people lack access to safe drinking water, UN warns

Around 2.1 billion people worldwide lack access to “safe, readily available” water at home and more than twice as many are lacking safe sanitation.

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UN adds Historic Centre of Vienna to list of endangered sites

The Historic Centre of Vienna has been added to the list of World Heritage in Danger because of a planned high-rise building, the UN announced on Thursday.

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News in Brief 27 June 2017 (PM)

UN chief meets with US foreign committee representatives

The importance of “positive” US engagement at the United Nations was among topics on the agenda during talks between the UN Secretary-General and members of the House Foreign Affairs committee in the country’s capital on Tuesday.

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Lack of ocean science could threaten planet’s wellbeing: UNESCO

The lack of scientific data on the oceans is a key missed opportunity for development and a potential threat to the planet, the UN said on Thursday.

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News in Brief 7 June 2017 (AM)

Gender-related killings a form of arbitrary execution: UN human rights expert

A UN human rights expert is calling for gender-related killings to be recognized as a form of arbitrary execution.

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News in Brief 24 May 2017 – (AM)

UN determined to bring peace to Mali despite attacks: UN chief

Attacks against peacekeepers in Mali will not weaken the UN’s resolve to support the country in its quest for peace, the UN chief warned on Wednesday.

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Rise of populism in the West, linked to loss of “influence”: expert

The emergence of a new nationalism in some Western countries, can be linked to the general feeling that they’re losing “influence and hegemony” in the world, according to the CEO of a think tank called Global Compass.

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News in Brief 16 May 2017 (PM)

Peacekeepers under fire again in Mali

UN Peacekeepers with the MINUMSA stabilization mission have come under fire again in their camp in Timbuktu, according to reports on Tuesday.

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Survey could provide insight into youth values: UNESCO official

A survey that has given voice to one million young people in Europe could also be carried out in other parts of the world, according to a senior officer with the UN cultural agency, UNESCO.

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Silk Road exchanges valuable today: UNESCO expert

An ancient trading route could help people to rethink ideas about migration or even conflict, according to an expert with the UN cultural agency, UNESCO.

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