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News in Brief 28 January 2019

  • ‘Where there is anti-Semitism, no one else is safe’: UN Chief tells Holocaust commemoration
  • Latin America must condemn violence against Venezuelan refugees and migrants: senior UN official
  • ‘Preparedness is crucial’ in fight against Ebola: health workers vaccinated in South Sudan
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News in Brief 25 January 2019

  • Bachelet condemns Venezuela killings, urges restraint lest situation ‘spirals out of control’
  • DRC Ebola infections increase in two health zones as numbers decline in former hotspot
  • Alarm over violent attacks in Malawi ahead of elections
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Egypt on track to reduce food loss and waste by 50 per cent in five years: FAO

About one third of all food which is grown in the Middle East and North Africa is lost or wasted, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).  Governments in the region have pledged to reduce food loss and waste by 50 per cent by 2024, and the agency along with the Italian government, is training farmers and wholesalers to reduce food loss and ensure greater food security, as Anais Hotin reports, from Egypt.

 

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News in Brief 24 January 2019

  • Venezuela’s anti-Government protests spark UN chief’s concern
  • An educated world spells progress, as UN marks new International Day
  • Mitigate extreme weather risks, urges new disaster risk report
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News in Brief 23 January 2019

  • CAR militia leader transferred to International Criminal Court
  • UNICEF urges Sudan to protect children from violence
  • UN Chief calls on “bold, innovative ideas” from global digital tech leaders
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Toxic combination of economic woes hangs over global growth: UN expert

“A global economic downturn and a lack of political leadership are a combination that could end very badly for the world’s economy”, a leading UN financial expert has warned.  In an interview with Daniel Johnson of UN News, Richard Kozul-Wright, a globalization expert and Director with the Trade and Development agency UNCTAD, gives his assessment of the “entrenched” economic factors dragging down growth.

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News in Brief 22 January 2019

  • Repeal of Guatemala ‘reconciliation law’ would lead to amnesty for rights violators: Bachelet
  • Mediterranean migrant drownings should spur European States’ solidarity, urge UN agencies
  • Human rights must be bedrock of “Globalization 4.0”, UN experts tell Davos leaders
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Global economic growth steady but uneven, posing challenges for development

While the global economy will continue to grow at a steady pace of around three percent in 2019 and 2020, that growth is expected to be uneven and may fail to reach where it is most needed.  This is according to the 2019 World Economic Situation and Prospects Report, launched on Monday.  Dawn Holland, Chief of the Global Economic Monitoring Branch in the UN’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), spoke to UN News's Liz Scaffidi.

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News in Brief 21 January 2019

  • UN official says trade report shows eradication of poverty “unlikely”
  • Urgent need for disarmament in current climate
  • UN agency dispels refugees disease-spreading myth
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News in Brief 18 January 2019

  • Call for probe into deadly violence against Zimbabwe protests
  • Deadly attack on Nigerian town leaves tens of thousands of people without aid
  • DRC Ebola outbreak can be handled effectively, despite challenges: WHO
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