Asia

News in Brief 14 August 2018

  • WHO chief calls on DRC warring parties to halt fighting and prevent Ebola spreading
  • Libyan militias force thousands from displacement settlement: UNHCR
  • Asia’s food security ‘under threat’ as invasive pest spreads to Asia, says FAO
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Combating invasive Armyworm with education for farmers and machine learning

An invasive pest, the Fall Armyworm, risks ruining up to 40 per cent of farmers’ yields in Asia, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Tuesday.  The good news is that there are new tools that use machine learning to help farmers combat the caterpillars in a sustainable way, as FAO’s Allan Hruska told UN News’s Jens Renner.

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Fears for food security and the future of farming families, as Fall Armyworm spreads to Asia

An “invasive pest” that devours more than 80 different plant species, including many staple crops, could threaten the food security and livelihoods of millions of small-scale farmers in Asia, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned on Tuesday.

News in Brief 21 May 2018

  • Libyans ‘yearning for united, sovereign nation,’ UN envoy tells Security Council
  • UN health agency, partners gear up for Ebola vaccination campaign in DR Congo
  • Methamphetamine trafficking in Asia’s Mekong reaches ‘alarming levels’, UN warns
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News in Brief 29 December 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the recent exchange of prisoners and detainees in eastern Ukraine.

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UN Daily News Programme 06 December 2017

Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells and Dianne Penn.

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News in Brief 06 December 2017 (AM)

Air pollution affecting 17 million babies, mostly in South Asia: UNICEF

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Myanmar peace process and heroin production interlinked: UNODC

Helping regions in Myanmar which are wracked by conflict move away from opium production is good for the economy and will help solidify the country’s peace process.

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Involving men plays crucial role for women’s empowerment, says activist

Men should be playing a more active role in empowering women, and helping to end the scourge of gender-based violence.

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In Manila, UN chief tells South-east Asian summit cooperation is vital to address shared challenges

Addressing the ninth Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)-United Nations Summit in Manila, the Philippines, Secretary-General António Guterres called for collective global and regional action to combat the challenges facing the world, in particular, those related to climate change.