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'Tense calm' in South Sudan, 36,000 displaced following heavy fighting - UN

Days of heavy fighting in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, have been followed by relative calm after the warring president and vice president ordered their forces to cease…

Days of heavy fighting in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, have been followed by relative calm after the warring president and vice president ordered their forces to cease…

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Geneva concert celebrates music and cultures of Mediterranean

Fifteen international artists from 12 Mediterranean countries have come together to perform at the UN’s offices in Geneva, for the first ever “Mediterranean…

Fifteen international artists from 12 Mediterranean countries have come together to perform at the UN’s offices in Geneva, for the first ever “Mediterranean…

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Gunbattles resume in South Sudan's capital

Gunbattles in South Sudan’s capital Juba erupted for a fourth day between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and soldiers who support the vice president Riek Machar around a military…

Gunbattles in South Sudan’s capital Juba erupted for a fourth day between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and soldiers who support the vice president Riek Machar around a military…

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More drug addicts, but number of users remains stable - UN report

Around one in 20 adults have used at least one drug in 2014, according to the 2016 World Drug Report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

Around one in 20 adults have used at least one drug in 2014, according to the 2016 World Drug Report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

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UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and Paris Agreement win Asturias Award

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement have won the International Cooperation division of the 2016 Princess of Asturias Awards.

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement have won the International Cooperation division of the 2016 Princess of Asturias Awards.

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Interview with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

This week on the Global Conversation, Isabelle Kumar speaks with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the state of world affairs and his last six months in office.

This week on the Global Conversation, Isabelle Kumar speaks with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the state of world affairs and his last six months in office.

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ISIL committing genocide against Yazidis - UN

The so-called Islamic State (ISIL or ISIS) is committing ‘genocide’ against Yazidis in Syria and Iraq, according to UN investigators.

The so-called Islamic State (ISIL or ISIS) is committing ‘genocide’ against Yazidis in Syria and Iraq, according to UN investigators.