News in Brief 17 April 2019

  • UN refugee agency stepping up support for Iran’s flood-hit communities
  • WHO unveils first digital health care guidelines
  • 'Protect and empower children online': UN human rights expert calls for global efforts
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Experts at UN meeting seek ways to stop online child abuse

Experts from the fields of law enforcement, research and academia gathered this week at a United Nations meeting in Vienna to find ways to combat the exploitation of children online, which has become more prevalent due to technological advances.

UN partners with YouTube to launch online television channel

The United Nations has launched its television channel on YouTube, a popular video sharing and social networking web site, in an effort to reach a broader and younger audience on a range of issues on the world body’s agenda.