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‘Landscape without wildlife is just scenery’ says new UN envoy

UN Environment has a new patron with a remarkable track record of working with businesses and Governments to protect and conserve national parks - Kristine Tompkins, the first-ever UN Environment Patron of Protected Areas.

Together with her late husband, Douglas Tompkins, her efforts have led to the creation of six new national parks and protected areas in Chile and Argentina – spanning an area nearly the size of Alaska.

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News in Brief 21 May 2018

  • Libyans ‘yearning for united, sovereign nation,’ UN envoy tells Security Council
  • UN health agency, partners gear up for Ebola vaccination campaign in DR Congo
  • Methamphetamine trafficking in Asia’s Mekong reaches ‘alarming levels’, UN warns
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Dozens of Rohingya births represent legacy of sexual violence

In this latest episode of the UN Gender Focus podcast, Dianne Penn speaks with Tonderai Chikuhwa from the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, about the estimated 40,000 pregnant Rohingya women in Cox's Bazar refugee camps, many of whom allegedly were raped by Myanmar security forces and allied militias.

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‘Acute concern’ for safety of Sudanese girl sentenced to hang: human rights office

UN human rights office (OHCHR) Spokesperson, Ravina Shamdasani, said on Friday there was growing concern for the safety of Noura Hussein Hammad Daoud, who is appealing against her death sentence by a Sudanese court for fatally stabbing the man she was forced to marry, after allegedly being raped by him and suffering other gender-based violence.

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News in Brief 18 May 2018

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Economic growth ‘exceeds expectations’ but trade tensions are rising: UN report

Global economic growth is exceeding expectations this year but heightened geopolitical tension and uncertainty over international trade could thwart progress, according to the World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP), launched today at UN Headquarters in New York.

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‘There is no one-state solution’ to end conflict: former Israeli minister

Palestine and Israel cannot “wait for others” to finally seal an historic peace deal that delivers a two-state solution with both countries living side by side, a veteran Israeli negotiator and former minister said on Thursday.

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News in Brief 17 May 2018

  • Ebola confirmation in DRC city ‘concerning’: UN health chief
  • UN mission deploys more blue helmets to troubled South Sudan state
  • Aid official calls for urgent support for Gaza violence victims
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Leading Palestinian legislator calls for ‘new international engagement’ in two-state solution

Describing a viable two-state solution to peace in the Middle East as “very much in doubt”, a leading Palestinian legislator called on Wednesday for “new international engagement” to move the process forward.

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WHO announces $350 billion ‘reward’ for tackling chronic killers

Eight million lives or more could be saved between now and 2030 if the planet’s poorest countries spent a little over $1 dollar a day per person to combat chronic diseases, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

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