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News in Brief 31 July 2019

  • UN working ‘intensively’ to stop Ebola in DR Congo, following second case in major border town
  • UN report shows continued economic slowdown for Latin America and Caribbean region
  • UN chief welcomes Greta Thunberg’s decision to sail to Climate Summit
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One Day, I Will: Aspirations of girls caught in crises revealed in stunning photographs

From becoming a school teacher to training as a football player, 40 girls between the ages of 6 and 18 trapped in humanitarian crises shared their dreams with award-winning photographer Vincent Tremeau. A photographer for the UN office coordinating humanitarian affairs, known as OCHA, Mr. Tremeau explained that “it started as a game” in which the girls dressed up in clothes depicting what they would like to be as adults.

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In conversation with FAO’s José Graziano da Silva

Fighting hunger and all forms of malnutrition has been the mandate of José Graziano da Silva, head of the UN Food and Agriculture Agency (FAO), during his eight years at the helm. As the UN agency enters a new leadership phase, Mr. Graziano da Silva reflects on his time as Director General of FAO. 

 

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News in Brief 30 July 2019

  • UNICEF budget must triple to fight DRC Ebola outbreak
  • Execution of Bahrainis condemned by UN human rights office, amid allegations of unfair trial
  • Spread some kindness, on International Day of Friendship
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News in Brief 29 July 2019

  • UN chief extends condolences to families of China landslide casualties
  • ‘Terrible massacre’ in north-east Nigeria condemned by head of UN refugee agency
  • Scouts encouraged to be human rights defenders at international jamboree
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“Invest in eliminating hepatitis”, UN health agency urges ahead of World Hepatitis Day

Recent reductions in the costs of diagnosing and treating viral hepatitis should be an incentive for countries to scale up investments in disease elimination. That’s the view of the World Health Organization which is calling on all countries to take advantage of the lower costs and match investments to eliminate the disease.

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Military chief of UN’s ‘most dangerous mission’, in Mali, confident progress can be made

The UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali, MINUSMA, is one of the toughest UN peacekeeping operations. 

The Force Commander of MINUSM A is   General Dennis Gyllensporre.  

Ben Malor from UN News asked General Gyllenspore to outline why the UN must maintain its presence in Mali.

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News in Brief 26 July 2019

  • UN food relief agency doubles assistance in DR Congo Ebola hotspots
  • Military chief of UN’s ‘most dangerous mission’, in Mali, confident that progress can be made
  • Eliminating hepatitis calls for ‘bold political leadership, with investments to match,’ UN health chief says
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News in Brief 25 July 2019

  • UN chief condemns deadly Somalia attacks on offices visited earlier by UN envoy
  • UN nuclear watchdog agency appoints interim chief, following death of Director General
  • Growing risk of locust swarms in Yemen and Horn of Africa
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News in Brief 24 July 2019

  • Switzerland ranked as most innovative country
  • UNICEF delivers cash ‘lifelines’ to millions of desperate Yemeni families
  • Ebola contained in DR Congo, where 91 new cases are reported
  • UN agency maps out route towards zero hunger
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