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New highland outposts reflect UN’s long-term commitment to Papua New Guinea

The opening of two provincial offices for UN agencies operating in Papua New Guinea, reaffirms the Organization’s commitment to sustainable peace and development.  

Gianluca Rampolla, the UN Resident Coordinator for the country, spoke to Julia Dean at the UN Information Centre in Australia about the new investment.  

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News in Brief 6 November 2020

  • Aid agencies call for urgent action to prevent emergency in hunger hotspots 
  • UN chief calls for peaceful elections in Myanmar 
  • Top emergency relief official condemns killing of six humanitarian workers  
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News in Brief 5 November 2020

  • 1 in 3 students being bullied at school: UNESCO
  • UN aid coordinator slams school attacks in Cameroon
  • Experts call for immediate release of Saudi women's rights defender on hunger strike
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News in Brief 4 November 2020

  • Libya’s warring parties meet to discuss practical measures for ceasefire 
  • UN brings Cyprus leaders together, mull future talks on divided island 
  • UN chief urges inclusive dialogue in Ethiopia amid ethnic attacks 
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News in Brief 3 November 2020

  • UN stands with Austria over deadly shootings
  • "Super typhoon" Goni leaves towns cut off
  • Côte d’Ivoire election violence sees thousands flee
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News in Brief 2 November 2020

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News in Brief 30 October 2020

  • Women the ‘driving force’ for peacebuilding in Colombia: Deputy UN chief 
  • Israel: Accountability call as illegal settlement approvals reach highest rate 
  • Kenya relief bid begins to avert hunger crisis among poor workers hit by COVID 
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UN agriculture agency calls for global response to the food security crisis 

The COVID-19 pandemic could threaten food security across the entire world, if urgent action is not taken.  

That’s prompted the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to launch a new COVID-19 Response and Recovery Programme, which aims to mitigate the immediate impacts of the pandemic while also strengthening food systems and livelihoods in the long-term.  

In this interview, FAO’s Charlotta Lomas speaks to the agency’s Deputy Director-General Beth Bechdol, who describes what the plan entails, and why a global response is badly needed. 

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News in Brief 29 October 2020

  • Tax unsustainable activities to reduce pandemic risks, experts urge 
  • Typhoon strikes central Viet Nam, aid agencies rush in emergency relief 
  • After nearly a decade away, La Niña weather system is back 
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News in Brief 28 October 2020

  • UN chief hails Republic of Korea’s vow to achieve carbon neutrality 
  • Rights experts decry Poland’s anti-abortion reform 
  • UN builds momentum for restoring forests in key decade for ecosystems 
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