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UN Daily News Programme 06 December 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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Myanmar peace process and heroin production interlinked: UNODC

Helping regions in Myanmar which are wracked by conflict move away from opium production is good for the economy and will help solidify the country’s peace process.

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News in Brief 27 September 2017 (AM)

UN rights chief “appalled” by mass execution in Iraq

UN Human Rights High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said he is “appalled” at the mass execution of prisoners in Iraq over the weekend.

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News in Brief 22 September 2017 (PM)

Arab States and UNHCR sign agreement to address refugee crisis

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News in Brief 14 September 2017 (PM)

UN Office on Drugs and Crime celebrates 20 years

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Denying terrorists access to weapons “goes to the heart” of UN

Denying terrorists access to weapons “goes to the heart” of the UN chief’s efforts “to make prevention the core mission” of the world body.

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News in brief 27 April (PM)

Ishmael Beah, former child soldier, helps amplify Syria youth voices

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Somalia piracy still a concern, UN crime-fighting body warns

Recent attacks on commercial vessels off Somalia indicate that the issue of piracy has never gone away despite a five-year lull in activity.

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News in Brief 04 April 2017 (PM)

UN chief “deeply disturbed” by reports of chemical weapons use in Syria

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News in Brief 13 March 2017 (PM)

UN anti-drug chief details efforts made to rein in narcotics

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