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News In Brief 23 April 2018

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Breakthrough drone-powered mosquitos: “absolutely no impact” on other species

A technological breakthrough, whereby radiation-treated mosquitos are released by drone to limit the spread of diseases such as malaria and Zika, will not have any damaging effect on other wildlife.

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News in Brief 20 April 2018

  • Journalist deaths, kidnappings, constitute threat to Ecuador and Colombia: UN chief
  • UNHCR convoy delivers emergency aid to southern Libya town
  • Cameroon urged to stop deporting Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram
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UN ombudsperson resolves strife in a ‘cloak of confidentiality’

Sometimes sparks fly when creativity is mixed with conflict: so explains the UN Ombudsperson John Barkat, who helps turn friction into productive solutions.

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Breaking chains of commodity dependence in developing countries

Countries that are rich in raw materials have the means to bring prosperity to everyone, but only if they take steps to tackle their “commodity dependence”, says UNCTAD's Yanchun Zhang ahead of next week's Global Commodities Forum 2018 in Geneva.

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News in Brief 19 April 2018

  • Reduction in political violence across Colombia a ‘substantial change’: UN Mission chief
  • ‘There is no military solution’ in South Sudan: senior UN Peacekeeping official
  • UN chief mourns ‘absolutely unacceptable’ loss of 140 colleagues
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UN Gender Focus: Empowering women and girls with autism

Activists, academics and ambassadors gathered at the United Nations this month to underscore their commitment to empowering women and girls with autism.

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New fund takes on 'public health emergency' of global road deaths

For this latest Lid Is On podcast from UN News, we’ll hear from three of the leading voices involved in the new UN Road Safety Trust Fund, launched this month, which is committed to “accelerating progress” in saving the lives of pedestrians, drivers, and cyclists across the world.

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News in Brief 18 April 2018

  • New life for 207 former child soldiers in South Sudan: UNICEF
  • Global plan seeks to strengthen protection of internally displaced people
  • Food industry urged to improve access to healthier products
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Chile applauded for commitment to tackling statelessness

Statelessness affects 10 million people globally, so Chile’s adoption of international accords that promote a fundamental right to nationality is an important step, the UN Refugee Agency (UNCHR), said on Tuesday.

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