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News in Brief 3 June 2019

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70 years of reporting from the UN: celebrating the ‘the first draft of history’

On Monday, a new photography exhibition was officially opened in Geneva that celebrates the work of journalists over the last 70 years or so. In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, Nina Larson, President of the Association of UN Correspondents in Geneva (ACANU), describes what it’s like writing the “first draft of history” day in, and day out. 

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First World War exhibition highlights conflict’s mixed international legacy

It’s a little-known fact that soldiers from every African country took part in the First World War, which ended exactly 100 years ago last month.

To remember them – and those from even further afield who also made a major contribution – an exhibition at the UN in Geneva hosted by the Mission of Belgium has provided a fascinating insight into their experiences on the front line in Northern Europe from 1914-18.

Dr Dominiek Dendooven from In Flanders Fields Museum in Belgium, sat down with UN News’s Daniel Johnson.

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Education ‘the key to social inclusion’ says Côte d’Ivoire refugee in Marrakech

If countries help educate incoming migrants and refugees, they will no longer be viewed as a problem, but a valuable resource, said a 20-year-old from Côte d’Ivoire, speaking on behalf of young people, ahead of the adoption of the new UN Global Compact for Migration in Marrakech, Morocco.  Kader Diabate made the voyage alone to Italy on one of the world’s most dangerous routes – through Niger and Libya, and across the Mediterranean Sea.  He spoke to UN News’s Mustafa Al Gamal about his extraordinary journey.

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Artist’s ‘pollution pods’ kick up a stink for cleaner air

Have you ever gotten to experience a carefully-selected whiff of toxic air? That’s what the UN has in store for you in Geneva, in a new art exhibit, of interconnected pods, each containing a chemical cocktail simulating air pollution levels in big cities like Sao Paolo and New Delhi.  It’s called “Pollution Pods”, and, the creator, British artist Michael Pinsky, took UN News’s Daniel Johnson, on a swift sensory tour.

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UN chief encourages victims of terrorism to ‘raise up their voices’

Victims of terror attacks have an important and powerful role to play in combatting the “global menace” the United Nations chief said on Friday, launching an exhibition at UN Headquarters in New York to commemorate the first International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism.

Straight, flared or even as a rug, denim raises fashion to sustainable levels

When people talk about recycling, plastic bottles often come to mind — but what about that favourite old pair of jeans that have grown just a bit too tight?  According to Lori DiVito, recycling denim is a creative way to reach the Sustainable Development Goals  (SDGs)– as she pointed out on the margins of the UN High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) at UN Headquarters in New York this week. Ms. DiVito spoke with UN News.

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Honouring Second World War victims, UN chief calls neo-Nazism ‘a spreading cancer’

Paying tribute to all victims of the Second World War – on whose ashes the United Nations was founded – Secretary-General António Guterres described this year’s commemoration as more meaningful than any that has gone before.

Photo exhibit gives identity back to refugees

A photography project which aims to give refugees and migrants their identity back has opened at UN Headquarters in New York.

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Chernobyl: Exhibition chronicles tragedy and hope

An American photographer has been chronicling the aftermath of what has been called one of the world’s worst nuclear accidents.

Philip Grossman is the photographer behind the exhibition ‘Chernobyl: Tragedy, Lessons, Hope’ which is on display at UN Headquarters in New York.

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