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News in Brief 29 July 2016 (AM)


Regret over recent executions in Indonesia International drug control treaties do not support capital punishment. That statement comes from the head of the UN office working to counter the global drug problem, UNODC,…

29 Jul 2016 / Listen /

"Inclusive and accountable institutions" key to peacebuilding: UN chief


"Inclusive and accountable institutions" are the "cement" that binds governments and citizens together, and they must be strengthened. That's according to UN chief Ban Ki-moon, speaking at a Security Council open debate on…

28 Jul 2016 / Listen /
Aleppo suffering “de facto” besiegement, warns UN Syria Envoy UN chief appeals to Indonesian President to stop upcoming executions
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"Only one out of 100 people are rescued" from human trafficking

Blue Heart Campaign. Image: UNODC

Only one out of 100 people are rescued from human trafficking according to a senior UN official working on…

29 Jul 2016 / Listen /

Latest drought will "hugely increase" hunger across Southern Africa

Widespread crop failure has exarcerbated chronic malnutrition in the Southern Africa region. Photo: FAO/Desmond Kwande

Southern Africa's latest drought will "hugely increase" the amount of food-insecurity suffered by millions across the region. That's the…

29 Jul 2016 / Listen /

Forecast points to La Niña weather change


Global weather patterns could be about to change if the La Niña phenomenon re-emerges, UN experts said Thursday. La Niña,…

28 Jul 2016 / Listen /

Football scores 2030 development goals through "peace and justice"


The "values of sport" – particularly football – are a powerful force for helping promote the UN-led Sustainable Development…

28 Jul 2016 / Listen /

South Sudan Olympians say "being a refugee is only a status"


Five runners who fled South Sudan have been given the chance to compete in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games as…

28 Jul 2016 / Listen /

Hepatitis, a curable disease, claims more lives than AIDS


Hepatitis claims approximately 1.5 million lives each year more than the number of people who die from AIDS, according…

28 Jul 2016 / Listen /
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