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News in Brief 31 January 2022

  • Focus on diplomatic solutions to end Ukraine crisis, DiCarlo urges
  • UN chief stands in solidarity with Myanmar’s people, a year after coup
  • WHO calls for international boost to tackle neglected tropical diseases 
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News in Brief 28 January 2022

  • Myanmar: Time to restore democracy, says UN rights chief
  • UNAMI raises alarm over recent attacks in Iraq 
  • UNICEF chief repeats call to keep school open
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When you lived through it, the Holocaust ‘never leaves you’ 

Pinchas Gutter is from Łódź, Poland, where he enjoyed a very happy childhood before the Second World War. He survived six different Nazi concentration camps – a life forever changed by the traumatic events of the Holocaust.

In this powerful and moving interview marking this week of Holocaust Remembrance at the UN, he tells Nathan Beriro, that he turned “almost into a nothing”. Survivors, he says, “can’t ever run away from what they have lived”.

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News in Brief 27 January 2022

  • UN marks Day of Rememberance of Holocaust
  • After storm Ana, 45,000 people need help in Mozambique, says UNICEF
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The suitcase of courage

A dusty old suitcase that lay undiscovered for decades in a backyard shed in Australia, has revealed an astonishing story of friendship, courage and resistance to the Nazi regime and its extermination camps, where millions of Jews were systematically murdered during the Second World War. 

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Global education partnership ‘hard-wiring’ gender equality: Former Tanzanian president

The Chair of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), former Tanzanian president Jakaya Kikwete, says that although the key objective is helping disadvantaged children everywhere get access to quality schooling, supporting girls is their top priority.

After meeting UN Secretary-General António Guterres at UN Headquarters this week which also saw the world mark the International Day of Education, Mr. Kikwete sat down with Leah Mushi, to review how the partnership has been fulfilling its mission over the past 20 years.

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News in Brief 26 January 2022

  • Afghanistan ‘hanging by a thread’, Guterres tells Security Council
  • Holocaust Remembrance Day
  • Tonga: Access to safe water still major concern
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CLIP: UN Secretary-General's remarks to the Security Council on Afghanistan

UN Secretary-General's remarks to the Security Council on Afghanistan, on Wednesday, 26 January 2022. 

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News in Brief 25 January 2022

  • UN rights chief deplores Burkina Faso coup
  • Deadly storms affect thousands in Madagascar
  • UN Mission in South Sudan condemns deadly attack
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News in Brief 24 January 2022

  • ‘No free ride’ for COVID-19: WHO’s Tedros
  • Misinformation threat to inoculation campaigns
  • Syria: Condemnation for ISIL detention centre attack 
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