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News in Brief 05 December 2018

  • Climate action vital for good human health, new UN health report finds
  • Syrian civilians must be protected amid ISIL executions and airstrikes: Bachelet
  • UN labor agency reports migrant workers are 164 million in number
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'No question' of migration Compact's positive benefits: Arbour

There is “no question,” of the positive benefits that could be reaped from migration, if the world implements the UN Global Compact, an all-inclusive agreement to make migration safe and orderly. That's the view of UN Special Representative for International migration, Louise Arbour, who spoke with Mustafa al-Gamal of UN News ahead of next week's Compact conference in Morocco.

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UN Special Envoy heralds key 2019 Climate Change Summit to beat global warming

As thousands of political leaders, advocates and private sector representatives from around the world are gathered in Katowice, Poland, for the COP24 conference, to define concrete guidelines for climate action, one person stands out: Ambassador Luis Alfonso de Alba, who was recently appointed Special Envoy for the Climate Change Summit 2019.  Mr. de Alba spoke with UN News’s Yasmina Guerda.

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Human rights on film: Festival celebrates mobile-made movies, for a cause

For the 14th year in a row, the Mobile Film Festival rounded up videos from around the world to promote emerging talent from around this globe, this time, with the support of the UN. The Festival founder, Bruno Smadja, told Cristina Silveiro of UN News why making the competitiong accessible has been so important. 

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News in Brief 04 December 2018

  • Global aid appeal targets more than 93 million most in need next year
  • Yemen’s warring parties ‘yearning’ for end to conflict: WFP chief
  • War used as ‘selling point’ by people smugglers to ship migrants to Yemen
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International crime fighters out on patrol to boost SDGs

It may be surprising to some, but the International Criminal Police Organization, or INTERPOL, is playing an active role in helping the countries of the world where police serve, reach the 2030

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Afghan children used as ‘collateral’ with even babies promised in marriage

Families in Afghanistan are being forced into debt, “making the difficult decision of using their children as collateral”, says the Chief of Communications for UNICEF in Afghanistan, Alison Parker.

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News in Brief 03 December 2018

  • Climate change conference begins against backdrop of alarming reports
  • Landmark UN disability report lack of inclusivity   
  • UN South Sudan Mission condemns brutal sexual assaults
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Seeing, hearing, feeling the reality of child trafficking

What’s it really like to be a victim of child trafficking?  The founders of non-profit, Street Art for Mankind, that fights child trafficking using art from around the globe, are trying to provide the answer. For this latest edition of our UN News Lid is On podcast, Natalie Hutchison went along to find out more.

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‘Climate change is increasing the number of hungry people’: UN expert

A recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns that urgent climate action is needed if the world is to limit global warming to 1.5 degree Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

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