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SUBSCRIBE AUDIO HUB ‘Countless opportunities’ for new people-centred workplace, but ‘decisive action’ critical

22 January 2019 Economic Development Unprecedented innovations in the world of work provide “countless opportunities” but unless they are embraced through action, inequality and uncertainty will only widen in the workplace, according to a landmark new International Labour Organization (ILO) … Continue reading

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Mediterranean migrant drownings should spur greater action by European countries, urge UN agencies

22 January 2019 Migrants and Refugees A spate of migrant shipwrecks and rescues in the Mediterranean Sea in recent days is evidence that urgent action is required from European States to address the issue, the UN said on Tuesday. The … Continue reading

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Fuel crisis rapidly draining last ‘coping capacities’ of Palestinians in Gaza

22 January 2019 Humanitarian Aid A worsening fuel crisis in the Gaza Strip enclave is putting patients’ lives at risk with power supplies for operating theaters under constant threat, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.

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Nigeria: Armed conflict continues to uproot thousands, driving up humanitarian need

22 January 2019 Humanitarian Aid Since November, more than 80,000 Nigerians have been forcibly displaced due to ongoing violence in the north-east, adding to two million people already displaced by violence, or forced across the country’s borders as refugees, the … Continue reading

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‘Compelling case’ for urgency around global disarmament, UN-led forum told

21 January 2019 Peace and Security Michael Møller, head of the UN in Geneva, has warned delegates to the Conference on Disarmament that cyber-security challenges, and the existence of new weapons systems and technologies, are not being sufficiently addressed or … Continue reading

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Migrants and refugees face higher risk of developing ill-health, says UN report on displaced people in Europe

21 January 2019 Health European authorities are “struggling” to meet the needs of irregular migrants and refugees who are wrongly accused of spreading sickness among host communities, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, at the launch of its … Continue reading

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Global economy to see ‘steady’ growth of three per cent in 2019 despite risks, says UN

21 January 2019 Economic Development The global economy grew at a “steady” 3.1 per cent last year and similar levels of growth are expected in 2019, but these headline figures mask growth that is uneven and often failing to reach … Continue reading

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Ten UN peacekeepers killed in a terrorist attack in northern Mali

20 January 2019 Peace and Security Ten ‘blue helmets’ from the United Nations Stabilization Mission In Mali (MINUSMA) were killed on Sunday following a complex terrorist attack against the mission’s camp in Aguelhok, in the Kidal region, northern Mali. The … Continue reading

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Mexico: UN chief saddened by pipeline blast in which dozens were killed

19 January 2019 Peace and Security The United Nations’ Secretary-General, António Guterres, learned with sadness of the deadly explosion of an oil pipeline on Friday in Hidalgo State, Mexico, and extended the UN’s assistance to the national authorities, his Spokesman … Continue reading

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Another 170 migrants disappear in shipwrecks, UN agency reiterates call for an end to Mediterranean tragedy

19 January 2019 Migrants and Refugees The United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, stated on Saturday that “no effort should be spared” in saving lives at sea, following reports of two new shipwrecks on the Mediterranean Sea, in which some 170 … Continue reading

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