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News in Brief 23 September 2019

  • Climate Action Summit warns of ‘glaring’ gap in emissions commitments
  • Syria: UN chief announces progress on Constitutional Committee
  • Sign language protects ‘linguistic identity and cultural diversity’ of all users, says UN chief
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Renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma praises youth commitment to climate action

As a UN Ambassador for Peace, renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma inspires young people to support the Organization’s efforts to address climate change and other pressing issues such as hunger and HIV/AIDS.

Liling Huang asked Mr. Ma about his message for the nearly two million members of what he affectionately calls “Gen Z”: the biggest generation of young people in the planet’s history.

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Youth activists call for climate action on UN Day of Peace

On this year’s Day of Peace, young people from around the world have been invited to take part in a ceremony at UN headquarters in New York

On Friday, Conor Lennon from UN News went to meet with two of the youth delegates, who are raising awareness of peace and climate change.

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Lid is On Podcast Special: UN chief lays out #UNGA hopes and challenges

In this exclusive UN News interview, Melissa Fleming, new head of Global Communications here at the UN, talks to António Guterres for our Lid Is On podcast, about the power of effective international cooperation, on the road to 2030.

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News in Brief 20 September 2019

  • Migrant shooting in Libya, ‘irrefutable’ proof it’s not safe, say agencies
  • Refugee safety a priority amid rising xenophobic attacks in South Africa
  • In Yemen, record 12.4 million food-insecure people receive food assistance
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News in Brief 19 September 2019

  • Despite progress in childbirth safety, one woman or baby dies every 11 seconds
  • ‘Disproportionate and indiscriminate Taliban attack’
  • Dozens of countries need food assistance
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News in Brief 18 September 2019

  • UN and Red Cross chiefs unite for call to end use of explosive weapons in cities
  • Cameroon stresses commitment to tackle Boko Haram (#HRC42)
  • Mediterranean diet ‘must be protected and promoted’ for global well-being, says UN food agency
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Swiss youth activist sets sights on New York UN climate summit

The UN’s first Youth Climate Summit takes place in New York this Saturday where participants will include hundreds of young advocates from around the world. One of them is 23-year-old Marie-Claire Graf from Switzerland, where  her “Sustainability Week” initiative aims to turn universities into sustainable role-models.

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News in Brief 17 September 2019

  • Justice for Myanmar generals is coming, rights experts insist
  • $50 million appeal for Ukraine households on contact line to keep winter at bay
  • World leaders should “take young people seriously” to fix planet’s climate crisis, says activist
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The uneducated are ‘denied almost everything’, says new General Assembly President

Back in June, Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, was elected by acclamation to preside over the 74th session of the General Assembly, which begins on Tuesday.

In his first major interview with UN News, Mr. Muhammad-Bande told Cristina Silveiro that poverty eradication, inclusion and quality education would be his top priorities in office.

Calling education “a complex matter”, he spelled out that “whoever is denied an education is denied almost everything”.

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