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Teen activists speak up at UN to ensure kids’ voices are heard in child-friendly treaty

Two teenagers from opposite sides of the world made a special trip to the UN in Geneva recently to help mark 30 years of the Convention of the Rights of the Child – an international treaty that protects children from discrimination, violence and neglect. More important, perhaps, Maria, from Mexico, and Zycrel, from the Philippines, have also been advising UN rights experts on a “child-friendly” version of the Convention, too.

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News in Brief 27 September 2019

  • Human Rights Council agrees on fact-finding mission to Venezuela
  • Brutal violence in northern Nigeria forces thousands into Niger
  • Zimbabwe must act quicker on democratic vision, urges UN-appointed independent expert
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Industry is key to climate change fight, says UN industrial development chief

The UN Industrial Development Organization, UNIDO, works towards poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability, and that mandate is crucial to the battle against global warming.

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NGO brings visibility to millions of children out of school worldwide

As estimated 260 million children are not receiving an education, and the crisis is hampering their access to vital life skills and the jobs market. Leaders at the non-profit, TheirWorld, have committed to closing the education gap.  

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Climate change scientist urges countries to act now, protect at-risk communities

When it comes to finding out about the latest science on global warming, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – with its 195 Members – is a leading international authority. In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, IPCC Working Group chair Valérie Masson-Delmotte explains how important it is for Governments to act now to protect hundreds of millions of people in at-risk communities, from coastlines to mountain regions.

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News in Brief 26 September 2019

  • Afghan civilians must be spared bloodshed, UN mission urges warring parties (UNAMA)
  • UN child protection panel issues blueprint to tackle online sex offenders
  • Critical WHO supplies arrive in Sudan to manage cholera outbreak
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We can’t ‘slow down’ in race to end deadly Ebola outbreak in DR Congo, says top UN response coordinator

There are positive signs that the Government-led effort to end the deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has turned the corner, but there’s no room for complacency.

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News in Brief 25 September 2019

  • Lawlessness and impunity, as clashes continue in Libya
  • Earth’s oceans and frozen spaces paying price for ‘taking the heat of global warming’
  • Global green ‘New Deal’ needed, to achieve SDGs by 2030
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News in Brief 24 September 2019

  • Second Ebola vaccine for DRC is welcome, says UN health agency
  • Nigeria must act to stop housing crisis and forced evictions: rights expert
  • Harassment of human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong must end, say experts 
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Climate Summit Special: Some States rise to Guterres’ challenge

In this special Climate Summit edition of our flagship Lid is On podcast, participants explained just how they plan on doing their part, owning the pledge to curb carbon emissions as outlined in the 2015 Paris Climate Accord.

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