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‘Urbanization is changing the way we are living’ and eating says FAO expert

Basic rules such as “keeping your hands clean and cooking food thoroughly” contribute to food safety, but when someone is living in a place with poor sanitation or where food insecurity is a reality, “it’s hard to make good choices”. That’s according to David Massey, Communications Specialist at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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News in Brief 12 February 2019

  • Smartphone listener guidelines unveiled to prevent growing levels of hearing loss
  • Thousands flee fresh violence in South Sudan’s Equatoria State
  • Automatic braking guidelines will reduce crashes, says UNECE
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News in Brief 11 February 2019

  • Engaging women and girls in science ‘vital’ for achieving sustainable development goals
  • Food for millions in Yemen at risk of rotting in key Red Sea port
  • Judicial independence under threat in Nigeria, warns UN rights expert
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News in Brief 8 February 2019

  • UN committed to helping Venezuelans amid growing needs: aid agencies
  • Rapid spread of Lassa fever in five African countries is ‘concerning’: UN health agency
  • Violence in Myanmar’s Chin and Rakhine state
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News in Brief 7 February 2019

  • Myanmar constitutional reform ‘a positive development’
  • Yemen: Food available, not accessible
  • UN rights chief ‘concerned’ over Jehovah’s Witness sentencing
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Women can ‘punch through glass ceiling' and take their place at the ‘top table of science’

Women  can “punch through the glass ceiling” and do “incredible work” in science.

This is the message from Lisa Harvey Smith,  the Australian Government’s Women in STEM Ambassador.

In this interview, Julia Dean from the UN Information Centre in Australia started by asking her what it is that she loves about science.

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News in Brief 6 February 2019

  • UN Chief calls for an end to Female Genital Mutilation
  • Nearly two-thirds of children at risk of ‘vicious cycle of poverty’
  • Largest ever UN humanitarian convoy reaches remote Syrian settlement
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‘Hit-and-run’ tactics a mark of North-East Nigeria attackers

Chief of Mission of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Frantz Celestin, told UN News’s Daniel Johnson about the extremists’ use of “hit-and-run” tactics in north-east Nigeria and explained what the priorities are now for the aid teams coping with mass displacement and overcrowded protection camps.

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News in Brief 5 February 2019

  • North-east Nigeria displacement crisis continues amid attackers’ ‘increased sophistication’
  • $202 million appeal for life-saving aid to half a million Libyans
  • Tech transformation saves UN food agency millions in first year
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Human error far more dangerous than Artificial Intelligence

As a UN report reveals a “quantum leap” in the number of AI patents being filed around the world, it isn’t the tech that we should be worried about, but the way that we choose to use it.

In an interview with UN News, Kriti Sharma  warns of the dangers of assuming that AI tools are free from bias or prejudice.

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