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News in Brief 23 April 2019

  • Thousands shelter in clinics from Tripoli fighting, warns WHO
  • DRC Ebola dangers may increase after killing of health worker
  • 45 children among those killed in Sri Lanka Easter Sunday outrages
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Communities in Sri Lanka are uniting, amidst ‘fear and shock’, says top UN official there

Communities and religious leaders have come together to call for peace and calm in Sri Lanka, following the deadly church and hotel suicide bombings, on Easter Sunday. With nearly 300 killed – including 45 children – the Indian Ocean island nation is in a state of mourning and living through a “national trauma”. That’s according to the UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka, Hanna Singer, who also warned that beyond the “fear and shock” there was rising concern over a possible “backlash”.

 

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News in Brief 22 April 2019

  • UN continues diplomatic push for political solution to end Libya fighting
  • Traditional knowledge at ‘core’ of indigenous heritage
  • Rohingya refugee crisis: UN Humanitarian top officials to visit Bangladesh
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Green jobs: creating decent work for a cleaner future

In an ideal world, all jobs would be “green,” decent work that contributes to protecting the environment.

Dan Dickinson from UN News called Moustapha Kamal Gueye, coordinator of the Green Jobs Programme at the ILO in Geneva, and asked him what kind of green jobs exist already.

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News in Brief 18 April 2019

  • ‘Foreign children’ in overwhelmed Syrian camp need countries to help them: top UN official 
  • Stress, overtime and disease contribute to 2.8 million workers dying every year: ILO  
  • UN human rights chief alarmed at mass terrorism trial in Bahrain, revoking citizenship 
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World of work is changing fast, but prevention remains best bet against sickness and injury: ILO 

In an interview with Daniel Johnson from UN News, occupational safety and health specialist Manal Azzi, discusses the pros and cons of technological innovation at work, as well as sustainable solutions to combat climate change, highlighting that prevention really is the key. 

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Creativity works as ‘catalyst’ to overcome slavery: artist Christopher Cozier

Since before the era of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, the arts have been used to confront slavery. Highlighting the importance of creativity as a force for change in societies where people were viewed first and foremost as property,  Christopher Cozier highlights the “self-worth process” that led slaves to become full citizens. 

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Torture report shows progress in Afghanistan, but much more needed

Despite progress by the Afghan authorities in tackling torture of conflict-related detainees, much more needs to be done, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said on Wednesday. 

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News in Brief 17 April 2019

  • UN refugee agency stepping up support for Iran’s flood-hit communities
  • WHO unveils first digital health care guidelines
  • 'Protect and empower children online': UN human rights expert calls for global efforts
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News in Brief 16 April 2019

  • UNESCO offers help in reconstruction of Notre Dame
  • One year into Nicaragua crisis, more than 60,000 flee country seeking refuge: UNHCR
  • Libya: WHO appeals for access amid fears ongoing hostilities may hamper medical supplies distribution
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