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News In Brief 20 June 2018

  • Replacement for United States on Human Rights Council to be elected ‘as soon as possible’
  • UN providing help to civilians fleeing fighting around Yemeni port of Hodeida
  • Conflict and climate change challenge sustainable development effort: UN report
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Podcast Classics: World famous voices weave the ‘pattern’ of refugee lives for UNHCR

Russian-born actor, filmmaker and photographer Yul Brynner was appointed a special consultant to the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, in 1959. As we mark World Refugee Day, this edition of Podcast Classics features UN Radio's "Pattern of Our Lives”, for which he called on fellow Hollywood stars to recount the true-life experiences of refugees.

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Miniaturized satellite fleet helps sustainable development on Earth: UN space forum hears

Progress towards more than half of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is being made thanks in part to a fleet of miniaturized satellites that have been launched into space, according to the founders of a company which takes a daily snapshot of the Earth’s surface.

Robbie Schingler, co-founder of the company Planet, told UN News at this week’s UN Outer Space Affairs’ (UNOOSA) UNISPACE 50 Symposium in Vienna, that his company can help reach at least 12 of the 2030 SDGs, with its imaging technology.

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Atrocities ‘dehumanize victims’ of rape in conflict

At UN Headquarters to mark the annual International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, Lord Ahmad, the United Kingdom’s Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict, described mass rapes of women during wartime as “atrocities which dehumanize”. He spoke to Daniel Dickinson about the issue.

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News in Brief 19 June 2018

  • Immigration and children’s rights on US border ‘not incompatible’, says UNICEF
  • Humanitarian supplies arrive at embattled Yemen port
  • UN rights expert urges action to end systemic abuse of leprosy sufferers
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News in Brief 18 June 2018

  • ‘Unconscionable’ US border policy separates migrant children from parents: Zeid
  • Hundreds of thousands of lives lost each year to small arms and light weapons: UN chief
  • ‘Worst devastation I have seen,’ says UN refugee envoy Angelina Jolie, as she visits Mosul
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Humanitarians ‘committed’ to staying ‘where people need us’, as Yemeni port battle intensifies

UN staff and other humanitarians “know how important it is” to keep operations going in the crucial Yemeni port city of Hodeida, despite the intensifying battle now under way to recapture it. Lise Grande, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, told UN News about the worst-case scenario.

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Ghanaian twin activists hope for change in negative ‘narrative’ surrounding albinism

Twin activists from Ghana are praying for the day when a child born with albinism “will not be met with scorn, scandal and spectacle.”

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News in Brief 14 June 2018

  • UN agencies rushing to provide life-saving assistance in Yemen’s Hodeidah
  • UN rights chief calls for international inquiry into rights abuses in Kashmir
  • Two out of three children live in countries where fathers don’t get paternity leave — UNICEF
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News in Brief 13 June 2018

  • Deep concern continues for up to 2.5 million civilians in Syria’s Idlib
  • Terrorism diverting resources away from development in Central Africa, warns UN envoy
  • Infant mortality among Palestine refugees is not decreasing, says new UN study
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