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News in Brief 19 February 2019

  • Civilians must not be ‘used as pawns’ in Syria
  • Momentum in Yemen
  • Refugees need resettling, now
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World’s only multilateral venue for disarmament discussions ‘more crucial than ever’: top official says

The nuclear arms race “is back on”, the head of the Conference on Disarmament has warned. UN News’s Daniel Johnson spoke to Michael Møller who is the Secretary-General of the Conference, the only multilateral venue for disarmament discussions. ­In the interview, Mr. Møller explains why the forum has been deadlocked for more than two decades and what this could mean for the future of the world.

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News in Brief 18 February 2019

  • A ‘welcome step’ towards peace in Central Africa
  • UN programme for ‘ethically produced, environmentally sustainable gold’
  • International labour standards more important than ever, says ILO
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‘Message getting through’ that money for climate action matters: Green fund chief

The GCF’s Executive-Director, Javier Manzanares, was in New York this month to meet UN chief António Guterres and talk to diplomats about the importance and operation of the Fund.

When Mr. Manzanares came into to the UN News studios, he said the Fund’s investment message was getting through to UN Member States. Conor Lennon started by asked him if he was, nevertheless, worried by some countries’ lack of enthusiasm so far.

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News in Brief 15 February 2019

  • Desert camp aid delivery provides relief to desperate Syrians
  • South Sudan alert as sexual violence surges: UN human rights office
  • Philippines human rights defender arrested on libel  
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News in Brief 14 February 2019

  • No child in Europe should be Stateless, says UN agencies
  • Pope urges IFAD to continue on its ‘humble’ path
  • Saying NO to child marriage
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We’re going in the wrong direction on measles prevention, says UN health expert

Rapid action is needed in every region of the world to get countries back on track in the global fight against measles, amid a projected near-doubling in the number of cases, since 2017.  That’s according to Dr. Katherine O’Brien from the World Health Organization (WHO). Here she is speaking to Sarah Mbengue from UN News in Geneva. 

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Music-lovers need personalized listening data to prevent irreversible hearing damage: WHO

Preventing irreversible hearing loss from listening to loud music is possible, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, Dr Shelly Chadha from WHOoutlined the agency’s latest recommendations.

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News in Brief 13 February 2019

  • No improvement in workers’ conditions, despite drop in unemployment rate
  • UN experts condemn Chechnya LGBT attacks
  • 2019 World Radio Day focuses on promotion of dialogue, tolerance and peace
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We have to be peacemakers after years of conflict: South Sudan radio journalist

From its base in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, Radio Miraya – the station run by the UN Mission in the country, UNMISS – is tasked with promoting dialogue, tolerance and peace – the three interlinked themes of World Radio Day 2019. In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, presenter Lucy Jubara explains how the radio station accomplishes its mission. 

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