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UN Secretary-General's address to the Opening of the General Debate of UNGA75

UN Secretary-General's address to the Opening of the General Debate of the 75th Session of the General Assembly, on Tuesday, 22 September 2020.

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News in Brief 21 September 2020

  • UN’s Yemen negotiator calls for ‘courage’ to end fighting 
  • Spain ‘did not ensure that Down’s child’s school needs were met’, says UN panel  
  • UN’s ‘Global Conversation’ shows that people want the basics to tackle COVID 
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PODCAST SPECIAL: Nations United, hosted by Julia Roberts

In the midst of COVID-19, we have an historic opportunity to look at the world as it is, based on the facts, and then focus on collective solutions, according to a special project undertaken by the United Nations this year to mark its 75th anniversary.

Tune in to this special edition of our Lid is On podcast -Nations United: Urgent Solutions for Urgent Times, hosted by Hollywood great, Julia Roberts.

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News in Brief 18 September 2020

  • Belarus debate in spotlight at Human Rights Council 
  • Syria: potential war crimes in Turkish-affiliated armed group areas  
  • Eastern Ukraine: UN humanitarian office sees signs of hope in ‘relative calm’ 
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News in Brief 17 September 2020

  • Hurricane Sally: ‘Historic, catastrophic flooding’ in southern US states
  • Rights violations continue in Burundi under new Government: UN report
  • Historic UN Summit brings leaders together in first virtual General Assembly
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The global fight to keep schools open, and safe from COVID

Many countries still have COVID-19 related restrictions on social gatherings, but the UN system is fighting to ensure that as many schools as possible can stay open, citing the cr

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UN Secretary-General's opening remarks at press conference

UN Secretary-General's opening remarks at #UNGA press conference, on 16 September 2020

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News in Brief 16 September 2020

  • Guterres speaks out in support of affordable COVID vaccine for all 
  • Ozone treaties ‘inspiring examples’ of political will: Guterres 
  • Venezuela abuses amounted to crimes against humanity: UN-appointed panel finds 
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Mixed report card for protecting natural biodiversity can be turned round, say experts 

The number of plants and animals on the planet that are at risk today would be far higher without globally agreed safeguards and action to protect them - but it still far from good enough - UN biodiversity experts said on Tuesday. 

In a call for far greater commitment from all nations to safeguard human wellbeing and the planet’s, the body that oversees this work – the Convention on Biodiversity urged all those gathering for a UN Summit at the end of the month to broaden their ambition. 

From the Convention, here’s Executive Secretary Elizabeth Mrema and Deputy Executive Secretary David Cooper, talking to UN News’s Daniel Johnson. 

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News in Brief 15 September 2020

  • Record northern heat, fuels concerns over US wildfire destruction 
  • Concerns for Rohingya sea rescue survivors as three die after seven-month ordeal at sea 
  • Action needed now to protect world’s biodiversity - UN’s Global Biodiversity Outlook report  
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