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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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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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