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Paddling hard for a Global Oceans Treaty

Paddling hard for a Global Oceans Treaty

Most people think that only trees produce oxygen. But one marine biologist explained that algae is responsible for “more than 50 per cent of the oxygen that we breath”.

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Refugee children excluded from education will never be equipped to rebuild their countries: UNHCR

The vast majority of the world’s nearly 26 million refugees are hosted in the Global South where providing education for them is a major challenge, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday.

In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, the agency’s Mamadou Dian Balde (Deputy Director, UNHCR Division of Resilience and Solutions) explains how a new plan is helping to provide not just primary but also secondary schooling to vulnerable youngsters.

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News in Brief 30 August 2019

  • More than half of world’s refugee children ‘do not get an education’, warns UNHCR
  • WHO confirms new Ebola case in Uganda
  • Guterres hails Timor-Leste on the 20th anniversary of 1999 ‘independence’ poll
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Reforming prisons is about leaving no one behind, says Nigerian musician Lambo

Nigerian musician Lambo raises money to bring music therapy programs to youth prisons, through his NGO SALT (Saving All lives Together).

Conor Lennon from UN News met Yinka at the event, and asked him why he is so passionate about the subject.

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Advancing women’s rights in Saudi Arabia, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals

Saudi women will now be able to apply for passports. Those over 21 will be allowed to travel independently, without permission from their so-called guardians.  UN News’s May Yaacoub spoke to UN Women’s Dr. Mouza Al Shehhi and started by asking her what those steps represent for the region.

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News in Brief 29 August 2019

  • ‘Dramatic resurgence’ of measles threatens Europe
  • From the epicenter of nuclear explosions
  • Colombia guarantees equal recognition to persons with disabilities
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Civil society is an important player in fighting corruption: senior UN official

Fighting corruption is particularly important in countries recovering from conflict, Mirella Dummar-Frahi, from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), said in an interview with UN News.

Speaking to Conor Lennon, at the UN Civil Society Conference, Ms. Dummar-Frahi,, said that, in these countries, corruption can be a driver of conflict.

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News in Brief 28 August 2019

  • Funding shortfall in Iraq
  • Social media’s Pinterest steps up to combat vaccination misinformation 
  • A positive step for indigenous women
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Zimbabwe faces myriad humanitarian challenges as a result of climate and economic shocks

With Zimbabwe experiencing its worst-ever hunger crisis, the United Nations and its relief partners have revised their humanitarian appeal to scale up food assistance to people most affected by drought, flooding, and economic stagnation. The UN Resident Coordinator for Zimbabwe, Mr. Bishow Parajuli, was recently in New York and sat with UN News’s Assumpta Massoi and gave her a snapshot of the current humanitarian situation in the country.

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UN ‘cannot solve challenges of humankind without civil society’

We cannot conceive of a United Nations that is talking about the challenges of humankind that relate to sustainability, without involving civil society, according to Maruxa Cardama, chairperson of the 68th UN Civil Society Conference, taking place in the Salt Lake City, Utah, between 26-28 August. Conor Lennon from UN News spoke to Ms. Cardama, who is also Secretary-General of the Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport, at the Conference.

 

 

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