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Podcast Classics: Frank Sinatra and Edward G. Robinson join the UN fight against polio and malaria

They were two of the 20th Century’s biggest stars of stage and screen, and when it came to the World Health Organization’s campaign to tackle two of the biggest killers of the post-war era, they answered the call.

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No ‘disconnect’ between indigenous people and their land: FAO expert

The traditional knowledge indigenous people have about land and natural resources is key to preserving the world’s biodiversity, according to an expert with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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News In Brief 24 April 2018

  • UN has “exhausted its resources to respond” to Syria crisis, says humanitarian relief chief
  • To ensure peace and development ‘we need greater unity and courage’ says UN chief
  • World Immunization Week aims to make sure ‘we are all protected together’
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Nomination of imprisoned Egyptian photojournalist for UNESCO award will help ‘shine the light’

The decision by an independent international jury to nominate an Egyptian journalist who has been incarcerated for nearly five years for a top UN award, helps “shine the light” on press freedom at a “pivotal moment”.

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'Thousands' of ceasefire violations every month in Ukraine point to a 'forgotten' conflict

The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Ukraine believes the grinding four-year conflict in the east is being “forgotten” with thousands of ceasefire violations being recorded each month.

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Invasive Fall Armyworm pest threatens food production across Cabo Verde

Africa’s Cabo Verde islands are facing a “formidable” agricultural and economic challenge in the form of an invasive pest known as the Fall Armyworm.

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No development, human rights, without 'sustaining' peace: UN General Assembly President

“There is no development, there is no protection of human rights, if there is no peace.” 

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News In Brief 23 April 2018

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Breakthrough drone-powered mosquitos: “absolutely no impact” on other species

A technological breakthrough, whereby radiation-treated mosquitos are released by drone to limit the spread of diseases such as malaria and Zika, will not have any damaging effect on other wildlife.

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News in Brief 20 April 2018

  • Journalist deaths, kidnappings, constitute threat to Ecuador and Colombia: UN chief
  • UNHCR convoy delivers emergency aid to southern Libya town
  • Cameroon urged to stop deporting Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram
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