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Lights, camera, action: new TV pilot shines spotlight on UN women

Award-winning producer James Manos, Jr. has written a pilot for a new television series focused on United Nations women staffers and the sacrifices they make to ensure the organization's goals are met.  Marking World TV Day, Mr. Manos and top screen actress, Serinda Swan, spoke to UN News’s Liz Scaffidi, for this latest edition of our Lid Is On podcast series.

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News in Brief 8 January 2019

  • UN chief rejects Guatemala decision to close impunity panel
  • Saudi national Rahaf Mohammed Al-qunun in “safe” place: UNHCR
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News in Brief 7 January 2019

  • Upsurge in human trafficking, says new report
  • UN Refugee Agency to assess Saudi woman in Bangkok
  • ‘Environmentally-displaced’ people becoming a bigger factor
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News in Brief 4 January 2019

  • DRC ‘calm but tense’ as country awaits presidential election result
  • Renewed inter-communal clashes force 16,000 people from DRC to Republic of Congo
  • Khashoggi case lacks international, independent probe call: UN Human Rights
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Tanzanian human rights champion for women and girls wins top award

They have a saying where Rebeca Gyumi comes from in Tanzania, which sums up the collective spirit of community she grew up in: “I am, because you are”. The drive to champion human rights instilled in her as a girl, came to fruition last December, when she arrived at UN Headquarters in New York, as a recipient of the prestigious UN Human Rights Prize.

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News in Brief 3 January 2019

  • China gives $7 million to support food aid in South Sudan
  • Uganda's Ebola preparedness 'will go a long way:' WHO Chief
  • Agreement to curb greenhouse gases enters into force
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News in Brief 2 January 2019

  • We need to focus on saving lives in UK channel, says UN migration agency
  • Five new Member States begin two year terms on UN Security Council
  • UN Stamps maintain first class look in 2019
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