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‘We need support’: UN Peacekeeping chief

UN peacekeepers are facing increasing threats: fatalities are the highest in a generation, equipment is often inadequate, and political processes in many places are fragile or absent. 

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News in Brief 21 September 2018

  • Vulnerable children on Greek islands must be transferred immediately – UNICEF
  • DR Congo’s Ebola-hit communities still at risk, say WHO, UNICEF
  • Harmful use of alcohol kills more than three million people each year – WHO
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News in Brief 20 September 2018

  • UN Secretary-General welcomes outcome of third inter-Korea summit
  • Zero tolerance for sexual harassment at the UN
  • Climate change and conflict causing high food insecurity levels
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Somalia ‘vulnerable but making progress’

The troubled Horn of Africa country, Somalia, is still vulnerable but is making progress towards a more stable future, according to Michael Keating, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia and head of UNSOM.  In this episode of UN and Africa Mr. Keating sat down with UN News's Daniel Dickinson in New York to discuss Somalia’s future.

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News in Brief 19 September 2018

  • 1 in 3 children in disaster and conflict hit countries not in school – UNICEF report
  • Over 1 million affected by Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines
  • UN health agency publishes its first ever ‘investment case’
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Senior WHO official calls for ‘urgent action’ to end tuberculosis by 2030

Countries are not doing enough to end tuberculosis by 2030, warned the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday, releasing its latest Global Tuberculosis Report. The deadly disease remains one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide, even though it’s fully treatable, Dr. Tereza Kasaeva, Director of WHO’s Global TB Programme, told Anton Uspenskiy of UN News, calling for more global action.

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Sexual exploitation an ‘almost existential issue’ for UNHCR, says Deputy High Commissioner

Sexual exploitation is an “almost existential issue” for the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), Deputy High Commissioner Kelly T. Clements said on Tuesday. Announcing measures designed to encourage victims to come forward, she told UN News the number of reported cases of abuse has doubled among its more than 1,000 international partners in the last year, now that people “know where to go” to raise the alarm.

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News in Brief 18 September 2018

  • Myanmar crimes were worse than we expected, says UN investigator
  • 900,000 people affected by typhoon Mangkhut, say UN aid agencies
  • More countries should take in refugees after US decision to cut quota: UNHCR
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Deaths of over 6 million children preventable or treatable: UN report

Millions of children are still dying from preventable or treatable causes, despite huge progress in child mortality rates over the past 25 years.

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Preschoolers board the sustainability train at the UN, care of beloved children’s characters

Actress Olivia Wilde came to the UN Headquarters in New York to take part in the launch of a new UN collaboration with toy company Mattel, Inc., that introduces the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to preschoolers, through nine new episodes of the animated children’s series, Thomas & Friends. She shared with Liz Scaffidi her thoughts on the new episodes.

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