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  1. Jazz Day celebrations showcase Cuba’s rich musical heritage
    An all-star concert in the Cuban capital, Havana,  is the centerpiece of this year’s celebrations for International Jazz Day on Sunday, 30 April. Legendary jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock, a Goodwill Ambassador with the UN cultural agency, UNESCO, and Cuban pianist and composer Chucho Valdés, are among the artists from across the globe who [...]
  2. UNHCR airlifts emergency relief items for DRC refugees in Angola
    A plane loaded with relief items landed in Angola on Sunday to assist more than 11,000 people who have fled recent violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). That information comes from the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) which is supporting the arrivals from the Kasai region. The aircraft, which landed from Dubai, carried [...]
  3. UN urges South Sudan parties to cease hostilities after recent offensive
    Warring parties in South Sudan are being urged to cease hostilities and to uphold their responsibility to protect civilians. The appeal was made by the United Nations in a statement issued on Saturday in the wake of a recent government offensive in the Upper Nile region which forced 25,000 to flee their homes. South Sudan [...]
  4. Tensions in Western Sahara's Guergerat area should not erupt anew: UN chief
    The UN chief has urged the global community to ensure tensions do not erupt again in the Guergerat area in Western Sahara. The territory is located on the north-west coast of Africa and is bordered by Morocco, Mauritania and Algeria. For 16 years, the Frente Polisario independence movement fought Morocco for control of Western Sahara [...]
  5. News in brief 28 April (PM)
     UN official draws attention to "complex emergency" in Mali A senior UN official is drawing attention to the complex emergency in Mali and the deteriorating humanitarian situation resulting from the conflict, following a three-day visit to the country. John Ging, the Director of Operations for the Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), warned [...]
  6. Better data "will help save lives" at work: ILO chief
    More accurate data will help save lives at work and help countries to fulfil their commitments to meet the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. That's the view of Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in a message to mark the World Day for Safety and Health at Work. Jocelyne Sambira reports. It's estimated [...]
  7. Security Council debates DPRK nuclear issue
    The Security Council has been discussing what the UN Secretary-General calls one of the longest standing and most serious issues facing the international community: denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. Despite being subject to sanctions for over a decade, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) continues to pursue nuclear and missile development in defiance of [...]
  8. UN Daily News Programme 28 April 2017
    Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Dianne Penn and Jocelyne Sambira. In today's programme: Security Council debates the North Korea nuclear issue And: We hear how "triple discrimination" is holding back indigenous women and girls  
  9. UN chief alarmed at military build-up over North Korea
    The UN chief António Guterres, told the Security Council on Friday he was alarmed by "the risk" of military escalation over the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's nuclear programme. He warned against the danger of "miscalculation or misunderstanding" on the part of the international community and said tensions need to be reduced over DPRK, commonly [...]
  10. News in brief 28 April (AM)
     Arkansas executions "deeply troubling" says UN human rights office The UN human rights office (OHCHR) says it is "deeply troubled" by the recent legalized killings of four prisoners in Arkansas in the space of eight days. The executions follow a 12 year de facto moratorium on the use of the death penalty in the state. [...]


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