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News in Brief 8 January 2019

  • UN chief rejects Guatemala decision to close impunity panel
  • Saudi national Rahaf Mohammed Al-qunun in “safe” place: UNHCR
  • WHO welcomes $2.5 million US donation to improve health response for Syria refugees in Iraq
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News in Brief 7 January 2019

  • Upsurge in human trafficking, says new report
  • UN Refugee Agency to assess Saudi woman in Bangkok
  • ‘Environmentally-displaced’ people becoming a bigger factor
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News in Brief 4 January 2019

  • DRC ‘calm but tense’ as country awaits presidential election result
  • Renewed inter-communal clashes force 16,000 people from DRC to Republic of Congo
  • Khashoggi case lacks international, independent probe call: UN Human Rights
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Tanzanian human rights champion for women and girls wins top award

They have a saying where Rebeca Gyumi comes from in Tanzania, which sums up the collective spirit of community she grew up in: “I am, because you are”. The drive to champion human rights instilled in her as a girl, came to fruition last December, when she arrived at UN Headquarters in New York, as a recipient of the prestigious UN Human Rights Prize.

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News in Brief 3 January 2019

  • China gives $7 million to support food aid in South Sudan
  • Uganda's Ebola preparedness 'will go a long way:' WHO Chief
  • Agreement to curb greenhouse gases enters into force
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News in Brief 2 January 2019

  • We need to focus on saving lives in UK channel, says UN migration agency
  • Five new Member States begin two year terms on UN Security Council
  • UN Stamps maintain first class look in 2019
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News in Brief 31 December 2018

  • International cooperation leads to a winning world, says UN chief
  • ‘Stealing’ food from hungry Yemenis ‘must stop immediately’
  • Afghanistan’s new presidential elections set for July 2019
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‘The longer we wait to reduce emissions, the more challenging will be’, warns climate expert

“The longer we wait for the substantial reduction of emissions, the more carbon dioxide we need to remove from the atmosphere, said Jonas Pasztor, Executive Director for the Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative (C2G2). Yasmina Guerda sat down with Mr. Pasztor to talk about the technology that can be used to help with this global problem. 

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The most popular audio tracks from UN News for 2018

In this special edition of our Lid Is On podcast series, we’re bringing you a roundup of the most listened-to audio of 2018 here at UN News. 

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News in Brief 28 December 2018

  • UN experts censure Sudan for violence against peaceful protesters
  • Pledge to pay salaries of Yemen civil servants, welcomed by UN
  • 2018: Highest death toll since 2014, for the occupied Palestinian territory
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