Interviews

If you’re stateless, ‘just going to school is a problem’ 

What does it mean to be stateless? After her story was highlighted by UNCHR Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett on Monday, UN News’s Daniel Johnson caught up with Maha Mamo, who grew up in Lebanon before being given Brazilian nationality.

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Climate change adding to Djibouti malnutrition crisis: UN humanitarian chief

During a three-day mission to Djibouti, Ursula Mueller, the UN’s Humanitarian Affairs chief, saw for herself the huge impact that extreme weather events are having on the country.

Ms. Mueller spoke with the Saviano Abreu, from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) about the many humanitarian challenges facing the people of Djibouti.

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Media can play ‘pivotal role’ bringing a divided world together

Emily Kasriel, editor of the BBC's Crossing Divides web series, spoke with UN News’s Natalie Hutchison in the SDG Media Zone during the General Assembly high level week.  

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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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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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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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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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