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News in Brief 12 March 2019

  • In South Sudan, mothers teaching daughters ‘safer’ ways to survive rape
  • DR Congo: ‘New waves of violence’ likely, UN warns, unless State acts to prevent intercommunal reprisals
  • 2020 elections in Burundi could have major impact on human rights, says UN panel
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UN Environment chief mourns ‘terrible loss’ of UN staff in Ethiopia Airlines crash travelling to major Nairobi conference

Joyce Msuya, head of UN Environment (UNEP), has expressed her sorrow at the death of UN staff on Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 302, which crashed on Sunday, killing everyone on board.

Patrick Newman from UN News spoke to Ms. Msuya, and asked her how the atmosphere at the Assembly have been affected. 

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News in Brief 11 March 2019

  • UN Secretary-General leads tributes to UN workers who died in Ethiopia crash
  • UN chief sends condolences to families of Malawi flood victims
  • Human Rights Council-appointed expert calls for Myanmar investigation
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To achieve zero hunger, we need to invest in women and girls: UN specialist

International Women’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women worldwide and to shine a light on persistent gender inequality. Calling for the same access as men to “land of good quality” and an expansion of women-run farms, FAO's Senior Gender Officer Tacko Ndiaye explained to Charlotta Lomas that women in  rural areas need “enough resources to uplift them from hunger and poverty”.

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News in Brief 8 March 2019

  • UN rights team officially invited to Venezuela, paves way for High Commissioner
  • UNHCR opens reception centre in Colombia for vulnerable Venezuelans
  • We need to break down stereotypes, star of Oscar-winning movie Roma
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Climate change and sanctions to blame for major drop in North Korea food supplies

The two main reasons for a significant drop in food production in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) are climate change and international sanctions, Tapan Mishra UN Resident Coordination in DPRK, told UN News on Thursday.

When the Resident Coordinator spoke to Conor Lennon from UN News, he explained that 2019 is set to be a tough year for many North Koreans.

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The Baldwins talk healthy eating, and a healthy planet

We have been “absolutely shameful stewards” of the environment, according to Academy Award-nominated actor and activist Alec Baldwin, who stopped by our UN News studio with his wife Hilaria after they spoke at the launch of a new UN-backed report that links food and health with a sustainable plan

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News in Brief 7 March 2019

  • Women still struggle to find a job, let alone reach the top: UN report
  • Nearly 100 civilians a week are dying in Yemen: UNHCR
  • Three in four children with disabilities left out of education in parts of Europe, Asia: UNICEF
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News in Brief 6 March 2019

  • Tackling gross inequalities is key to solving major global issues: UN rights chief
  • $120 million needed to provide life-saving assistance to 3.8 million in DPR Korea
  • UN-led talks on Western Sahara announced in Switzerland
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News in Brief 5 March 2019

  • More than 70,000 flee spike in violence in Burkina Faso in just two months
  • UN rights chief’s ‘deep regret’ at Burundi office closure
  • Growing number of women parliamentarians worldwide
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