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‘Message getting through’ that money for climate action matters: Green fund chief

The GCF’s Executive-Director, Javier Manzanares, was in New York this month to meet UN chief António Guterres and talk to diplomats about the importance and operation of the Fund.

When Mr. Manzanares came into to the UN News studios, he said the Fund’s investment message was getting through to UN Member States. Conor Lennon started by asked him if he was, nevertheless, worried by some countries’ lack of enthusiasm so far.

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We’re going in the wrong direction on measles prevention, says UN health expert

Rapid action is needed in every region of the world to get countries back on track in the global fight against measles, amid a projected near-doubling in the number of cases, since 2017.  That’s according to Dr. Katherine O’Brien from the World Health Organization (WHO). Here she is speaking to Sarah Mbengue from UN News in Geneva. 

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Music-lovers need personalized listening data to prevent irreversible hearing damage: WHO

Preventing irreversible hearing loss from listening to loud music is possible, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, Dr Shelly Chadha from WHOoutlined the agency’s latest recommendations.

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We have to be peacemakers after years of conflict: South Sudan radio journalist

From its base in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, Radio Miraya – the station run by the UN Mission in the country, UNMISS – is tasked with promoting dialogue, tolerance and peace – the three interlinked themes of World Radio Day 2019. In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, presenter Lucy Jubara explains how the radio station accomplishes its mission. 

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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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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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‘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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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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Cancer pain is a major cause of unnecessary suffering, says UN health agency

For World Cancer Day, on 4 February, Dr Etienne Krug from the World Health Organization (WHO), talks to Sarah Mbengue from UN News about cancer pain and global challenges that remain in tackling the disease.

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Nigeria refugees ‘too traumatized to return’ as UN News witnesses thousands fleeing over Cameroon border

Nigerian refugees are “too traumatized to return” anytime soon, according to a senior official from the UN humanitarian affairs office (OCHA), talking to UN News on the border with Cameroon.  Daniel Dickinson was at the border for UN News on Friday, and began by asking Mr. Munié to describe the scene around them. 

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