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News in Brief 04 June 2018

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Film on Blue Helmets in DRC charts radical evolution of peacekeeping

The documentary Until There Is Peace focuses on what happened when the UN Security Council created a specialized “intervention brigade” to proactively protect civilians under threat from armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).  Director Melonie Kastman and MONUSCO Deputy Force Commander Jean Baillaud talked to Daniel Johnson.

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Funding boost for Sahel’s drought-stricken farmers and herders

A near $10 million aid boost has been given to the Sahel’s drought-stricken farmers and herders, thanks to Sweden, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has announced.

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Podcast: From Angola to Iraq, mine removal ‘the precursor to peace’

In this episode of our podcast, The Lid is On, Paul Heslop of the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) tells Dianne Penn how removing mines and bombs literally clears the path for peace and development.

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News in Brief 01 June 2018

  • UNHCR alarm over deadly detention centre escape in Libya
  • South Sudan faces dire hunger levels ahead of lean season: WFP
  • WHO chief backs call for world leaders to ‘redouble efforts’ on chronic diseases
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News in Brief 31 May 2018

  • Rising concern over besieged city in eastern Libya
  • New aid for drought-stricken families in Africa’s Sahel region
  • Syria: UN voices concern over well-being of 130,000 people displaced from Afrin
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Africa migration: good for the continent and ‘good for the world’

Migration in Africa is good for the continent and “good for the world” as a catalyst for job and wealth creation, a UN expert economist said on Thursday.

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Vital reform of UN development system will end “cacophony”: Deputy UN chief

Reforming how the UN approaches making sustainable development a reality, will allow the world body to transform a “cacophony” into a “symphony”.  That’s the pledge from Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on Thursday, as the General Assembly adopts a landmark resolution the UN chief says will place sustainable development “at the heart” of everything the Organization does.

Matt Wells spoke to UN deputy chief, Ms. Mohammed, ahead of the adoption of the resolution.

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‘No Tobacco Day’ spotlights cardiovascular health

Seven out of 10 people in some countries are still unaware that smoking causes fatal diseases, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

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News in Brief 30 May 2018

  • On second day in Mali, UN chief visits regional counter-terrorism force base
  • A generation of self-empowered youth ‘superheroes’ can change the world, UN forum told
  • Some 160 Somali migrants return from Libya: IOM
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