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PODCAST: ‘Willing to die for the truth’ - lessons of hidden Jewish archive live on today

 Writer-director-producer Roberta Grossman, and executive producer, Nancy Spielberg were recently at UN Headquarters for the screening of their new film “Who Will Write Our History”. For this edition of our Lid Is On podcast from UN News, they sat down with Jessica Jiji during the UN’s Holocaust remembrance commemorations in New York, to talk about their film. 

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News in Brief 26 February 2019

  • $2.6 billion pledged to help millions of wartorn Yemenis
  • Ebola response risks slowing amid massive funding shortages
  • UN’s emergency aid chief travels to Zimbabwe, Malawi amid rising food insecurity
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70 years of reporting from the UN: celebrating the ‘the first draft of history’

On Monday, a new photography exhibition was officially opened in Geneva that celebrates the work of journalists over the last 70 years or so. In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, Nina Larson, President of the Association of UN Correspondents in Geneva (ACANU), describes what it’s like writing the “first draft of history” day in, and day out. 

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News in Brief 25 February 2019

  • People’s rights under fire, UN chief tells the Human Rights Council
  • Around 6,000 more mostly women and children flee last ISIL terrorist stronghold in Syria
  • UN experts ‘deplore’ executions of nine in Egypt who ‘confessed under torture’
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News in Brief 22 February 2019

  • UN human rights office appeal to Egypt amid death row executions
  • Some 260,000 South Sudanese face food insecurity “catastrophe”, UN agencies warn
  • $4.2 billion urgently needed to save Yemen’s families from ‘horrific’ plight
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The world is losing the biodiversity that secures food production, UN expert says

Bees, soil, trees – even tiny organisms we can’t even see – all play a vital role in producing the world’s food. Yet, this biodiversity, which supports our food and agriculture systems, is under stress. Speaking to Charlotta Lomas, Dan Leskien, from the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, explained why biodiversity is essential to food production.

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Tech talk could save at-risk languages from dying, says IT multilingual content developer

In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, Andrew Bredenkamp of Translators Without Borders, explains how the non-governmental organization is partnering with tech giants including Facebook, Google and Microsoft on projects that will deepen understanding of the needs of at-risk communities to save their languages from disappearing.

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News in Brief 21 February 2019

  • Papua violence and ‘snake’ interrogation condemned by human rights experts
  • ‘Bring decolonization to a successful conclusion’ UN Chief
  • Bengalis celebrate protection of their culture on International Mother Language Day
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Mother Language Day celebrates multilingualism and cultural diversity

Thursday, 21 February is International Mother Language Day – a day set aside to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. It is estimated that every two weeks a language goes extinct. But why try to protect these languages?  What is the real significance of this Day? UN News’s Paulina Greer posed these questions to the Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN Ambassador Masud Bin Momen. 

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News in Brief 20 February 2019

  • Push to silence the guns in South Sudan
  • Good health care paves way for SDGs
  • Education, employment ‘fundamental’ to youth development’
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