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How an education campaign for young migrants forced the UK to change the law

For many young migrants in the UK, the idea of going to university is almost an impossible dream, because they are charged “overseas student” fees, which can be around double those of “home” students.

However, thanks to the work of Let Us Learn, a UK-based campaign for equal and fair treatment for young migrants, a court victory has made a big difference to their prospects.

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Gazans faced ‘excessive and unlawful use of force’ in protests, says Human Rights Council-appointed investigator

A UN-appointed probe into violence in Gaza last year in which more than 180 Palestinian protesters were killed – including 35 children - said on Thursday that there was “no justification” for Israel to shoot protesters with live ammunition. In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, Sara Hossain, Member of the Commission of Inquiry, discusses the report’s main findings.

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Slow gender equality progress ‘almost a joke’: UN business chief

The slow progress of achieving gender equality in the workplace is “almost a joke,” Lise Kingo, head of the UN Global Compact, told UN News.

When Conor Lennon from UN News met Lise Kingo, he started by asking her to outline the biggest challenge in improving gender equality.

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Me Too movement a ‘positive catalyst for change’ in gender equality

Anna Falth,from the Women’s Empowerment Principles, thinks 2019 be a tipping point for improving gender equality in the workplace.

She told UN News that the head of steam that has built up around the Me Too movement is driving change, and making a positive impact on corporate culture.

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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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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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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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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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World’s only multilateral venue for disarmament discussions ‘more crucial than ever’: top official says

The nuclear arms race “is back on”, the head of the Conference on Disarmament has warned. UN News’s Daniel Johnson spoke to Michael Møller who is the Secretary-General of the Conference, the only multilateral venue for disarmament discussions. ­In the interview, Mr. Møller explains why the forum has been deadlocked for more than two decades and what this could mean for the future of the world.

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