Audio Hub


News in Brief 28 February 2020

  • COVID-19: Risk now 'very high', but containment still possible
  • 'Mayhem' in Idlib as Turkey-Syria tensions escalate
Audio -
3'27"

Central African Republic: Militia sentencing show justice has been served

The recent sentencing of militia members in the Central African Republic for the 2017 killing of civilians and UN peacekeepers, has sent a strong message that impunity will not be tolerated.

That’s the assessment of Lieutenant General Balla Keïta of Senegal, outgoing Force Commander at the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the country, known by the French acronym MINUSCA.

During a recent visit to New York, he spoke to Dianne Penn about the verdict, and his 45 years of military and peacekeeping experience.

Audio -
7'25"

News in Brief 27 February 2020

  • COVID-19: UN rights chief warns against stigmatization
  • Social media hate speech is poisoning minds
  • Northwest Syria’s humanitarian catastrophe
Audio -
3'46"

News in Brief 26 February 2020

-  WHO chief: ‘No time for complacency’ on coronavirus disease
-  UN health and tourism agencies cooperate on COVID-19 response
- Hyperinflation affecting food access in Venezuela: WFP
 

Audio -
2'38"

News in Brief 25 February 2020

- World must tackle 'relentless' displacement crisis: Guterres

- Geneva event for youth aims to give voice to 'We The Peoples' 

- UN rights chief on 'daunting' challenges to women's equality

Audio -
4'55"

News in Brief 24 February 2020

- UN chief outlines 7-point Call of Action on human rights
- COVID-19 is not yet a pandemic, says head of WHO
- Syria: Senior aid official warns of potential 'bloodbath' in Idlib

Audio -
3'22"

News in Brief 21 February 2020

  • Fleeing violence in Syria, families now forced to burn clothes to stay warm 
  • Escalating Burkina Faso violence brings wider Sahel displacement emergency into focus
  • UN chief offers sympathy to German people after racist shooting   
Audio -
2'59"

Distortion of genocide ‘leaves a window open’ for extremism and hate speech, expert says   

Questioning details and attempting to distort actual history – its chronology or statistics – are just a few examples of Holocaust or genocide denial.  Often, that “leaves a window open ... creates oxygen in the room for extremism” and it is a signal of “prejudice, racist and antisemitic beliefs”. 

That’s the view of Sara Brown, Executive Director of Change, at the Centre for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education, in New Jersey, United States.  She spoke to Ana Carmo of UN News about the importance of education and counter the hate narratives.

Audio -
12'15"

News in Brief 20 February 2020

 

  • ‘Deliberate starvation’ tactics used in South Sudan could be a war crime
  • 19 children among dead in Yemen strikes
  • UN refugee agency chief appeals to Syria’s civilians trapped in Idlib
Audio -
3'22"

News in Brief 19 February 2020

UN-backed report finds no country offers 'flourishing' future for children

More than 3 million in Niger, mainly children, need aid relief: UNICEF

UNAIDS and China work to ensure people living with HIV receive treatment amid COVID-19 outbreak

Audio -
3'42"