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Thursday’s Daily Brief: Religious site protection, South-South Cooperation, ‘UNComplicated’ airs, West Bank threat, vaccination, Hong Kong update

A recap of Thursday’s top stories: UN Chief’s global call to safeguard religious sites; South-South Cooperation ‘accelerates’ towards SDGs; Guterres on West Bank annexation threat; WHO says one in 10 children not getting proper vaccines; Protestor protection call over Hong Kong; New ‘UNComplicated’ podcast launches.

Poorer states look to power ahead through innovation

Energy is key to global development but the world’s poorest nations fare up to six times worse than their more industrialised counterparts when it comes to accessing the vital resource, the UN warned on Wednesday.

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FAO report outlines multiple challenges to future food security

Increased pressures on natural resources, rising inequality and the effects of climate change are placing global food security “in jeopardy,” the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warns.

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Empower youth to end AIDS by 2030: Charlize Theron

South African actress Charlize Theron has joined African leaders in the campaign to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 in line with the new Sustainable Development Goals.

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