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More women should wield UN General Assembly gavel, says Espinosa

We “need more women in power positions”, the outgoing President of the 73rd General Assembly, María Fernanda Espinosa has told UN News, saying that gender parity and women's rights are not only about justice, but “about common sense”. 

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Culture is ‘the best diplomacy we know’, UNESCO assistant chief declares

Beyond nourishing us, food can serve as “a great path to follow” to understand the development changes that are needed for a sustainable future.

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Three ways to implement interfaith dialogue from top official of UN’s inclusivity wing

Global communication, understanding the value of religious freedom, and a solid framework are all key in implementing protection of religious sites.  

That’s from  Miguel Moratinos, High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), referencing a Thursday announcement of new efforts by the agency to counter hate and violence around the globe.

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News in Brief 13 September 2019

  • Monsoon rains flatten Rohingya shelters
  • 3.9 million in Mali need humanitarian help 
  • ‘Landmark’ malaria vaccine launches in Kenya 
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News in Brief 12 September 2019

  • Guterres on West Bank annexation plan
  • Immunization gap statement-- UN Health Agency
  • Protestor rights in China/Hong Kong
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Introducing…UNcomplicated: our new UN News podcast

Welcome to the first edition of UNcomplicated, a new podcast from UN News, that grew out of a coffee shop conversation between UN staffer Sinduja Srinivasan and her friend Jason DeWall, who had never set foot inside UN Headquarters.

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New technology could expand scope of South-South Cooperation, UN envoy says

South-South Cooperation is “essential, and critical” in reaching the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals agenda come 2030, and the digital world will play an instrumental role.

That’s from Jorge Chediek, the Special Envoy of the Secretary General and Director of the UN Office on the matter (UNOSSC), who explains how the massive sharing of information with countries of the South can be amplified by online tools.

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News in Brief 11 September 2019

  • Food insecurity plagues South Sudan
  • UNRWA chief appeals to Arab League for support
  • Mining should boost development and human rights in Mongolia: UN expert
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News in Brief 10 September 2019

  • Nicaragua 'crisis' a major concern, warns Bachelet
  • Rohingya refugees face 'worst impact of year' amidst monsoons
  • Hundreds of Libya detainees to be evacuated to Rwanda
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News in Brief 9 September 2019

 

  • Climate change is undermining human rights, warns Bachelet
  • Human rights in Venezuela, suffer 'devastating toll'
  • Health agency pledges $3.5 million to Dorian survivors
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