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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.

News in Brief 12 September 2019

  • Guterres on West Bank annexation plan
  • Immunization gap statement-- UN Health Agency
  • Protestor rights in China/Hong Kong
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Monday’s Daily Brief: Nigeria massacre, Libya shelling condemned; recycled plastic used to build classrooms in Côte d’Ivoire

Our main stories today: UN chief and senior UN official condemn the ‘terrible massacre’ in Nigeria that left some 65 dead, and the shelling of a hospital in Libya that killed medical workers; UN Secretary-General António Guterres reacts to a deadly landslide in China; recycled plastic waste is used to build classrooms in Côte d’Ivoire; and scouts are urged to become human rights defenders.

News in Brief 29 July 2019

  • UN chief extends condolences to families of China landslide casualties
  • ‘Terrible massacre’ in north-east Nigeria condemned by head of UN refugee agency
  • Scouts encouraged to be human rights defenders at international jamboree
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UN chief extends condolences to families of China landslide casualties

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has extended his condolences to the families of those killed in Sunday’s landslides, in the southern Chinese province of Guizhou, following heavy rains.

Heavy carbon dioxide emitters should take on greater responsibility, key UN development forum hears

Heavy carbon dioxide emitters should “take on greater responsibility” to address climate change, the head of China’s Xiamen Airlines told the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in New York on Friday.

Create conditions for ‘harmony between humankind and nature’, UN chief says on sidelines of G20 in Japan

The world needs to create conditions for “harmony between humankind and nature”, Secretary-General António Guterres said in Osaka, Japan, during a meeting on Saturday with the Foreign Ministers of China and France, on the margins of the G20 summit.

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: #NoTobacco Day, China’s economy, family farming, #ClimateAction

This Wednesday, we cover: the dangers of smoking for World No Tobacco Day; China’s creative economy; sustainability through family farming, floating cities and #ClimateAction.

News in Brief 29 May 2019

  • Tobacco still killing eight million every year - UN health agency
  • China’s ‘remarkable’ creative economy marches ahead
  • Family farms are ‘drivers of sustainable development’
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Friday’s Daily Brief: UN chief in China, counter-terrorism, updates from Bangladesh, Mali and Mozambique

This Friday, we cover: the UN Secretary-General's message in China for sustainable development; the toll of a second cyclone in Mozambique; what UN officials saw first-hand in the Rohingya refugee camp of Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh; the impact of insecurity on education in Mali; and the importance of information-sharing in the fight against terrorism.