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News in Brief 5 August 2021

  • ASEAN Myanmar mediator appointment welcomed by UN chief Guterres
  • COVID-19 vaccine shipments to Africa set to ramp up, says WHO
  • Refugee resettlement yet to recover from coronavirus restrictions
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News in Brief 4 August 2021

  • UN humanitarian chief ends Ethiopian mission amidst ‘heart-breaking’ devastation
  • COVID-19 data shows global rise for more than a month
  • UN report calls for urgent end to rights abuses in Central African Republic 
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News in Brief 3 August 2021

  • UN human rights chief urges accountability for Beirut blasts, one year on
  • Wide impact of healthcare attacks: WHO
  • UN General Assembly agrees global eye care initiative
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Introducing No Denying It, the UN climate action podcast

Debuting August 26, 2021. No Denying It, the UN climate action podcast, brings you the voices of young climate changemakers from across our warming planet.

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News in Brief 2 August 2021

  • Libyan coastal road reopening welcomed by UN chief
  • UN envoy concerned by increased violence in southwest Syria
  • Launch of #TheHumanRace UN-led campaign for climate action
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News in Brief 30 July 2021

  • 100,000 children in Tigray at risk of death from malnutrition: UNICEF
  • Mercenaries must leave Libya to pave way for peace, elections – UN experts
  • Rights expert urges governments to crack down on hate speech and crimes targeting Roma
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Six months since the coup, UN remains committed to Myanmar’s citizens: top aid official

Six months since the military coup in Myanmar, the UN and partners are doing their utmost to help protect the country’s people and show solidarity with their plight, amid mass displacement linked to deadly clashes with Government forces and the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. 

That’s the message from the organisation’s top acting humanitarian coordinator in the country, Ramanathan Balakrishnan, who’s been speaking to UN News’s Daniel Johnson. 

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UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva – Deal to end plastic waste, COVID vaccines in Africa, sustainable food call

In this week’s show, a global deal to help get rid of plastic waste that’s been signed by 180 countries; a call for a “COVID ceasefire” in Myanmar, how more efficient food production could help solve a global hunger crisis and positive coronavirus vaccine developments in Africa.

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News in Brief 29 July 2021

  • More action against human trafficking needed urgently: UN chief Guterres
  • Beirut: One year after blast, UNESCO echoes solidarity call
  • COVID-19 vaccine shipments boost for Africa, WHO announces
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News in Brief 28 July 2021

COVID-19 infections rise 8 per cent in a week, Delta variant now in 132 countries
– Myanmar: Rights expert calls for ‘COVID ceasefire’, urges UN action 
– Cornerstone treaty of refugee protection turns 70 

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