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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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Parental leave is smart for the economy and helps change minds

Unequal pay and lack of paid parental leave holds women back in the world of work.

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Fashion designer Elie Tahari brings new look to UN tour guides

UN tour guides are enjoying a stylish new look this month, care of New York-based fashion designer, Elie Tahari.

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UN Daily News Programme 05 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 Gender Focus: Rohingya women, protection of women in South Sudan and space technology

Rohingya women have  “lived through real horrors:”  UNFPA

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UN Daily News Programme 02 October 2017

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

In today’s programme: UN migration chief pleads for humanitarian access to save lives in Yemen; and how space technology speeds up sustainable development.

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Unsung language experts keep UN diplomats “on message”

If you thought the work of a UN translator was straightforward, then think again.

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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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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 20 September 2017 (AM)

We cannot allow “doomsday weapons” to endanger the future: UN chief

We cannot allow “doomsday weapons” to continue threatening our children’s future and that of the entire world.

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