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UN chief contacts New York City Mayor, US Ambassador to extend condolences in wake of deadly attack

A day after the deadly attack in New York City, Secretary-General António Guterres spoke to Mayor Bill di Blasio and reaffirmed his solidarity with the people of New York.

UN chief Guterres, US President Trump commit to work together to address common challenges

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres met Friday with United States President Donald Trump and discussed, among others, tensions in the Korean Peninsula and the fight against terrorism.

Modern slavery: the “dark underbelly” of globalization

No country is “immune” from the scourge of modern slavery and the path that many of its victims take “can often by very similar”.

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Documentarian seeks to “amplify” voices of trafficking survivors

A new documentary which its director hopes will amplify the voices of trafficking and sex-abuse survivors, has been screened at UN Headquarters.

I am Jane Doe explores the harrowing themes of trafficking and sexual exploitation of children online.

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Time to repair “a world in pieces” and create peace: UN chief

“We are a world in pieces” that needs instead to become a “world at peace.”

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News in Brief 16 August 2017 (AM)

UN chief condemns triple suicide bombings in Nigeria

A series of suicide bombings in northern Nigeria on Tuesday has been condemned by the UN Secretary-General.

At least 30 people were killed in the three attacks which occurred at a market and refugee camp in Borno State.

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News in Brief 14 August 2017 (PM)

“Deep concern” for safety of Syrian civilians on Jordanian border

UN agencies expressed deep concern on Monday for the safety of nearly 50,000 Syrian civilians who have been stranded for months on the border with Jordan.

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IOM worried by rise in deaths of migrants crossing US-Mexico border

The drowning of a five-year-old child in the Rio Grande river this week and the recent discovery of 10 bodies in the back of a tractor-trailer in Texas are harrowing reminders of the dangers undocumented migrants face in their attempts to enter the United States.

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News in Brief 04 August 2017 (AM)

IOM data shows rise in migrants deaths at US-Mexico border

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“Coral nerd” biologist highlights reefs at risk

Perhaps the most surprising thing about self-proclaimed “coral nerd” Zack Rago, is that he grew up in the land-locked US state of Colorado.

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