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News in Brief 21 June 2019

  • UN food agency begins partial pull-out of aid to opposition-held Yemen capital
  • Central African Republic food crisis should be wake-up call to global community
  • DPRK at crossroads as UN independent investigator sees no improvement in people’s rights
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We need to honour Jamal Khashoggi’s memory with justice for his murder: rights expert

Accountability for the murder of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi will be difficult to prove, but it is nothing less than the international community owes him, the UN-appointed independent rights expert involved in investigating his death has said. In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, Agnès Callamard, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary, or arbitrary executions, suggests which judicial tools might help to make this happen.

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Key to treating epilepsy is talking about it and community engagement: WHO

Epilepsy affects some 50 million people around the world and eight in 10 of these live in low to middle-income countries, the World Health Organization said on Thursday. In an interview with UN News’s Samuel Mungai, WHO’s Dr. Tarun Dua explains how to help sufferers and what the strategies are that are being put in place to reduce stigma faced by those with the condition. 

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News in Brief 20 June 2019

  • UN health agency flags ‘critical funding gap’ for the Ebola response  
  • Teachers ‘unprepared for traumatized migrant and refugee students’, UNESCO reports 
  • Yoga celebrated around the world  
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UN food agency welcomes South Korea’s aid donation to help northern neighbour

In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, WFP spokesperson Hervé Verhoosel, describes how more than 10 million people in mainly rural areas in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) face chronic food shortages. 

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News in Brief 19 June 2019

  • Saudi Arabia ‘responsible’ for Khashoggi death, Crown Prince must be investigated: Independent UN expert
  • Doubling of displaced people over the last 20 years, says UN refugee agency
  • South Korea sends food aid to North
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Partnerships at ‘core’ of sustainable development

Partnerships are at the “core” of efforts to reach the sustainable development goals, the poverty and environmental targets agreed by world leaders in 2015.

The partnerships Sustainable Development Goal seeks to bring the UN together with governments, civil society, the corporate world and individuals.

Daniel Dickinson spoke to Deidre Boyd, UN Resident Coordinator in Thailand, and asked her what partnerships mean to her.

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News in Brief 18 June 2019

  • 300,000 flee flare-up of ethnic violence in north-eastern DRC
  • Sudden death of Egypt’s former President Morsi must be investigated: UN human rights
  • Kuwait and Pakistan confirmed as having hottest temperatures on earth recorded
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News in Brief 17 June 2019

  • Yemen: end food diversions to save lives, urges WFP chief
  • India to replace China as most populous nation: new UN report
  • Plastic pollution: 10-fold increase in 40 years
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Nutrition, ecosystems and livelihoods at risk, despite age of plenty

The way we produce food today is damaging ecosystems around the world and threatening biodiversity, despite being more abundant and of better quality than ever before. That’s a paradox highlighted by former top UN official Dr. David Nabarro in an interview with UN News this week, after he’d taken part in The Future of Food International Symposium in Rome, organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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