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News in Brief 11 June 2020

  • Alarm over reported ‘pushbacks’ from Greece at EU border with Turkey
  • 108 million children forced to work in agriculture and rising, warns UN agency
  • Iconic Lake Geneva fountain returns to live-streaming after COVID-19 stoppage
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PODCAST: Radio renaissance aids teachers in South Sudan during COVID-19

While many in the developed world are home schooling via Zoom and other online tools these days, in South Sudan, it’s old-fashioned radio that’s proving the best way to keep children on track with schoolwork.

For this episode of our flagship UN News podcast, the Lid Is On, Conor Lennon reports on the radio renaissance underway, in the world’s youngest country.

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News in Brief 10 June 2020

  • World facing food emergency, says UN chief in call for States to protect vulnerable
  • COVID-19 spotlights need for States to combat unfulfilled rights for all people, says UN-appointed expert
  • Zimbabwe: rights experts demand end to abductions and torture
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News in Brief 9 June 2020

  • UN food agency ramps up aid to lockdown-hit Nigerians
  • DR Congo’s displaced face deadly consequences of chronic underfunding: UNHCR
  • DPR Korea: humanitarian concerns growing, says UN expert
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News in Brief 8 June 2020

  • Emergency funding announced for DR Congo amid new Ebola outbreak
  • ‘Once-in-a-generation’ chance to reset our link to world’s oceans: UN chief
  • Record levels of fish consumption show need for sustainable management: FAO
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With a sick ocean, science is essential to create ‘motivation for action’

The Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, continues through to 2030, providing an opportunity for nations to work together to generate the scientific expertise needed to keep ocean life safe, and the seas sustainable.

Reminding us that currently the ocean is ailing, and needs better science and data to be successfully managed, the Executive Secretary of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, Vladimir Ryabinin, spoke to UN News about the scientists’ dream of managing the ocean in a way that will help us all live longer and healthier lives.

Mr. Ryabinin sat down with UN News’s Ana Carmo at UN Headquarters in New York, shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic struck.

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Taking oceans for granted must stop, urges world’s fastest yachtswoman

Our oceans are unexplored, misunderstood and under threat; that’s the message for World Oceans Day – on Monday 8 June – from the world’s fastest yachtswoman, Dona Bertarelli.

In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, Ms. Bertarelli explains how she hopes to draw on her close bond with the high seas – and her new appointment as Special Adviser for the Blue Economy for the United Nations trade and development body, UNCTAD – to help protect marine life for the good of everyone on this planet.

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News in Brief 5 June 2020

  • Demonstrators in streets should protect themselves and others from COVID-19
  • May confirmed as warmest on record, CO2 levels hit new high despite COVID economic slowdown
  • Taking oceans for granted must stop for all our sakes: world’s fastest yachtswoman
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News in Brief 4 June 2020

  • Philippines drug campaign directive seen as ‘permission to kill’: UN rights office
  • Transformative actions urgently required to protect environment and human rights
  • FAO Food Price Index falls to 17-month low
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News in Brief 3 June 2020

  • People on the move need protection during pandemic: Guterres
  • Khartoum massacre victims, await justice in Sudan
  • Bachelet alarmed by free speech clampdown in Asia
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