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Palestine has world’s highest unemployment rate, and it’s unsustainable: UNCTAD

Life  in the Occupied Palestine Territories  is unsustainable and - with nearly one in three people out of a job - it also has the world’s highest unemployment rate, according to Isabelle Durant, UNCTAD Deputy Secretary-General.  Ms. Durant spoke with UN News’s Jens Renner in Geneva, about  UNCTAD's latest report on life in the Occupied Palestine Territories.

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Artificial Intelligence: a danger to mankind, or the key to a better world?

Siri, Alexa and Cortana are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Artificial Intelligence (or A.I.), which is playing an increasingly pervasive role in our lives.

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News In Brief 12 September 2018

  • Cancer “a growing global threat”: IARC
  • Stronger response needed to threats against peacekeepers: UN peacekeeping chief
  • Exposing workers to toxic substances a “vicious form of exploitation”: UN expert
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Governments must re-think their role in Syria conflict: UN rights investigator

In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, UN Commission of Inquiry investigator Karen Abuzayd  describes the main findings of the panel’s latest report, which highlights that war crimes have likely been committed by all sides, in the more than seven-year war.

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Highest CO2 concentration in atmosphere for 3 million years, says UN weather chief

The world risks crossing the point of no return on climate change, with disastrous consequences for people across the planet and the natural systems that sustain them, UN chief António Guterres warned on Monday at UN Headquarters in New York.

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Syria’s Idlib could be the worst humanitarian crisis of the 21st century: OCHA

There’s growing international concern for almost three million people “trapped” inside Syria’s Idlib, amid fears of an all-out military assault on this last opposition region, the UN aid agency, OCHA, has warned.  OCHA spokesperson Jens Laerke spoke to UN News's Daniel Johnson.

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Latest world hunger report an ‘alarming signal’ says senior UN economist

More people were hungry in 2017 than at any time over the previous decade, according to the latest edition of the annual flagship UN report State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World.  Cindy Holleman, a senior economist with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and one of the lead authors of the study, spoke to UN News’ Yasmina Guerda about the key findings of the report.

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News In Brief 11 September 2018

  • Syria’s Idlib risks becoming worst humanitarian tragedy of 21st century: OCHA
  • OHCHR on Myanmar freedom of expression violations
  • Venezuela ready for “new cooperation” with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
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From ‘hell on earth’ to a better future: using education to help Myanmar’s Rohingya

In this episode of our Lid is On podcast, Daniel Johnson from UN News spoke to UNICEF’s Simon Ingram, who recalled the “hell on earth” he found last August in the Rohingya refugee camps of Bangladesh, and what has been done to help youngsters since then, despite massive ongoing challenges.

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News In Brief 10 September 2018

  • Everyone has a role to play in combatting global corruption
  • New UN rights chief underscores the importance of multilateralism
  • It’s important to talk about suicide: WHO
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