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News in Brief 30 September 2020

  • Earth’s web of life must be protected, UN chief Guterres tells biodiversity summit 
  • Older persons still ‘invisible’ despite pandemic spotlight, says rights expert 
  • UN Migration Agency to probe sexual abuse allegations 
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News in Brief 29 September 2020

  • Millionth COVID death is an ‘agonizing milestone’ says UN’s Guterres 
  • Flooding leaves South Sudan facing threat of ‘catastrophic’ levels of hunger 
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PODCAST: Waste not, want not

Hunger is often associated with developing countries, but food insecurity is also present in higher income countries, including the richest country in the world, the United States.

Conor Lennon from UN News visited a community kitchen in Brooklyn, New York, to find out how reducing food loss and waste can make a big difference to some of society’s most vulnerable.

Music credit: Within the Earth, Ketsa

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News in Brief 28 September 2020

  • Delhi track dwellers must not be evicted, warn rights experts
  • Rapporteurs' investigations hit by UN cash crunch
  • Largest prisoner release agreed in Yemen talks
  • Nigeria urged to overturn death penalty for 'blasphemous' singer
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News in Brief 25 September 2020

  • Give influenza vaccine to elderly and health workers first: WHO
  • Rights chief Bachelet warns over threat to protesters in Venezuela 
  • UN chief and UK premier announce December climate summit 
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‘Don’t forget’ to let activists know their work counts, urges youth climate adviser 

With high level meetings on-going to address the climate and biodiversity crisis centre stage at UN Headquarters, one of the Secretary-General’s Youth Advisory Group members is urging world leaders to make sure their decisions get back to the people that help shape policy on the ground. 

Ernest Gibson is co-coordinator for 350 Fiji, a regional youth-led climate change network in the Pacific, driven by young climate leaders, and he told Julia Dean of our UN Country Team in Australia, it was important to let groups like his, know that they’ve made a difference. 

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News in Brief 24 September 2020

  • UN chief’s concern for mariners’ ‘humanitarian and safety’ crisis  
  • Flooding adds new danger to communities fleeing Sahel violence 
  • Colombia’s indigenous peoples ‘on threshold of genocide’ 
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UN Secretary-General's remarks to High-level Roundtable on Climate Ambition

UN Secretary-General António Guterres makes the opening remarks at the key climate action event of the UN General Assembly, UNGA75, on 24 September 2020.

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News in Brief 23 September 2020

  • Impact on workers of COVID-19 is ‘catastrophic’: ILO 
  • Mali: independent rights expert calls for ‘immediate release’ of former officials detained during coup  
  • South Sudan’s ‘epic’ corruption is preventing country’s peaceful future
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News in Brief 22 September 2020

  • Mozambique insurgency fuels fears of humanitarian crisis 
  • UN health agency insists that any vaccine it backs will be ‘absolutely safe’ 
  • WMO warns over lowest sea ice extent since record low in 2012 
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