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UNDP’s Achim Steiner highlights growing inequality between haves and have-nots

The 2019 Human Development Report (HDR) – entitled Beyond income, beyond averages, beyond today: inequalities in human development in the 21st Century - was launched on Monday, in Bogota, Colombia.  This year’s report shows that a new generation of severe inequalities in human development is emerging, even as the gap is narrowing, on many of the unresolved inequalities of the 20th century.  Achim Steiner, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator, talks about the Human Development Report’s main messages to the world.  

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Measles vaccine is safe and protects children and communities: UN health expert

Measles deaths and infections are spiking again globally, and Governments everywhere should do more to convince parents that it is safe to vaccinate their children.

That’s the message from the World Health Organization’s Dr Kate O’Brien, Director of Immunization and Vaccines.

In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, she describes the impact of a major outbreak of measles on the Pacific island nation of Samoa, where thousands of children have contracted the disease. 

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UN supporting Samoa’s battle against deadly measles outbreak

UN agencies are assisting authorities in Samoa as they battle a measles outbreak which has killed more than 60 people, mainly babies.

Simona Marinescu, UN Resident Coordinator in the country, discusses developments and plans for long-term recovery with Julia Dean from the UN Information Centre in Canberra.

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Climate change and conflict fuel Mali instability: senior UN aid official

During a visit to UN Headquarters in November, Mbaranga Gasarabwe, the UN Deputy Special Representative in Mali, explained to Conor Lennon from UN News that the current situation in Mali is very different, and more difficult, than it was when she first started working there.

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Celebrating the ‘power and potential’ of volunteerism

Volunteerism opens doors and impacts peace and development throughout local communities as well as on a national and global level, according to the chief of UN System Affairs and New York Office of UN Volunteers (UNV). 

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Ironman raises bar in record-breaking challenge, on behalf of abused children

Can you imagine going to the gym for a 24-hour workout? That’s what Peter Koopmans did between Sunday and Monday, to raise awareness and funds for child victims of sexual abuse, doing thousands of pull-ups, push-ups, and squat thrusts at UNAIDS in Geneva, starting at midday on Sunday – World AIDS Day In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, the tireless ironman explained what the achievement means for him, and for the human rights organization in South Africa, Operation Bobbi Bear, that’s helping abused youngsters, many of whom have been at risk of contracting HIV.

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