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Recover the ocean and beat plastic pollution

From conserving marine biodiversity to awareness raising and seafood consumption, Associação Natureza Portugal, or ANP, runs several projects that are contributing to a healthier ocean. 

Ahead of the UN Ocean Conference, which is taking place in Lisbon, Portugal, at the end of June, UN News’ Ana Carmo spoke on the phone with ANP’s Director of Conservation and Policy, Catarina Grilo, and Nuno Barros, a specialist in Ocean and Fisheries.

She starts by asking them how co-managing small-scale fisheries can contribute to ocean health.

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Zimbabwean peacekeeper honoured for gender advocacy in South Sudan

Governments should recruit more women into their national forces so that they can serve at UN field operations, the recipient of the 2021 Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award has said. 

Major Winnet Zharare, who's from Zimbabwe, served at the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) where she championed  gender parity within her own ranks, but also among local military counterparts and in host communities. 

She spoke to UN News's Ben Malor. 

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News in Brief 26 May 2022

  • Syria: Vital humanitarian corridor under threat 
  • Afghanistan at a crossroads 
  • Senegal: 11 newborn babies die in hospital fire 
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UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva: Monkeypox, sustainable solutions to cattle-rustling, Palestine refugee mental health alert

In this week’s show, monkeypox has been dominating the headlines, and we’ll have the latest from the World Health Organization. Also, the link between despair and poor mental health couldn’t be clearer in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, UNRWA tells us, while in the world of work, the ILO reckons that we’ve lost well over 112 million full-time jobs globally, since the pandemic, plus, sustainable solutions to cattle-rustling.

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News in Brief 25 May 2022

  • Guterres condemns ‘heinous’ mass shooting at Texas school
  • UN rights chief Bachelet holds 'valuable' meeting with President Xi
  • Only Sudanese themselves can resolve political crisis, top envoy tells Security Council
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News in Brief 24 May 2022

  • Palestinian refugees’ mental health worsening, warns UN relief agency
  • Monkeypox outbreak can still be contained, insists UN health agency
  • Nicaragua probe investigators appointed
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News in Brief 23 May 2022

  • Bangladesh flooding leaves 1.5 million children at risk: UNICEF
  • Global jobs market recovery is going into reverse, warns ILO
  • UN rights chief Bachelet begins official visit to China
  • Nepal responsible for rape and execution of 16-year-old girl, says rights panel
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News in Brief 20 May 2022

  • Sahel needs 'sky high' OCHA warns
  • Water and sanitation alert over climate change in Europe
  • WFP chief warns failure to open Ukraine ports would be 'declaration of war' over food
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UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva: Cameroon woman’s land rights struggle, Afghanistan, Mexico, climate crisis report

In this week’s show, ever-deepening concerns about life in Afghanistan where the national rights body is no more, while in Mexico, more than 100,000 people are now officially disappeared. Stay with us too, if you can stand the heat, for a climate update from UN meteorologists - no spoiler alert necessary - and also for an inspiring interview with Cameroon women’s land rights activist, Cécile Ndjebet, who’s just won the Wangari Maathai Forest Champions Award.

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News in Brief 19 May 2022

  • Afghanistan: UN’s Bachelet urges rethink on dissolution of rights body
  • COVID-19 cases stabilize, deaths continue downward trend, says WHO
  • Concerns over violence against children in Pacific nation of Kiribati
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