Podcast - UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva – COVID & AZ, vaccine passports, Iran, gadgets and robots

In this week’s UN Catch-Up, we’re checking in with the World Health Organization for the latest key COVID-19 developments, including an equitable vaccine distribution milestone.
Also – we hear from the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and an alert about increasingly vulnerable Afghan refugees who need lifesaving medical care.
And before our 15 minutes’ studio time is up, we’ll be finding out how the latest gadgets and robots can help more of us – thanks to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) – and we’ll have closing comments from regular guest, Solange Behoteguy-Cortes…Thanks for listening.

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Podcast - UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva – Suez ship fallout, Sahel unrest, Myanmar shelter call and Mozambique attacks 

In this week’s UN Catch-Up from Geneva, we’ll find out why we should all be concerned about the container ship that’s been making waves in the Suez Canal.  

Also – the Sahel attack on civilians that’s prompted a protection call from the UN refugee agency…the latest on the Myanmar crisis and help for child victims of the insurgency in northern Mozambique.  

With Daniel Johnson and Solange Behoteguy-Cortes from UN Geneva. 

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Podcast - UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva – Beating polio in India, Tigray probe, Myanmar crisis

In this week’s show, we’re celebrating seven years without polio in India and finding out how it was done. Could the lessons learned help to overcome COVID vaccine hesitancy?  

Also - the UN’s human rights office OHCHR announces a probe into grave rights abuses in Ethiopia’s Tigray region; a call for solidarity for the tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees who’ve lost everything in a huge camp fire in Bangladesh; a call for an emergency summit to stop the violence in Myanmar and the latest global COVID data from the UN World Health Organization. 

With Daniel Johnson and Solange Behoteguy-Cortes from UN Geneva. 

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Podcast - UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva – COVID jab ‘clotting’ concerns, Myanmar deaths  

In this week’s show, we’re getting the latest expert advice from the UN health agency on what to make of clotting concerns surrounding COVID vaccines. We’ll also hear about a mounting death toll among protesters in Myanmar and a good news story from Cambodia, thanks to UNAIDS, where the agency has had to innovate to respond to the challenges facing people with HIV during the pandemic. 

With Daniel Johnson and Solange Behoteguy-Cortes, from UN Geneva. 

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Podcast - UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva – DPRK, COVID & war photographer Giles Clarke 

In this week’s show, we’re covering the disastrous impact of COVID-19 in DPR Korea (widely known as North Korea) as told to the Human Rights Council; violence in South Sudan that’s the worst since the onset of the civil war in December 2013 – and, we’ll hear about war photographer Giles Clarke’s moving portrait campaign showing some of Yemen’s displaced millions, in partnership with OCHA, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. 

With Daniel Johnson, Solange Behoteguy-Cortes and Alpha Diallo from UN Geneva.

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Podcast - UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva – Myanmar crisis, 10 years of war in Syria

In this week’s show, we’re covering UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet’s appeal for an end to violence in Myanmar, a call by the World Health Organization and the World Trade Organization to boost the COVID-19 vaccine rollout to developing countries, and a new tragedy involving human traffickers and migrants sailing from Djibouti to Yemen. We’ll hear about the plight of detainees in Syria’s prisons and detention centres 10 years since the civil war began - and international efforts to get them out, in an interview with UN-appointed independent rights investigator Hanny Megally.

With Daniel Johnson and Solange Behoteguy-Cortes from UN Geneva.

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Podcast - UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva – Belarus, Eritrea and the U.S. at the Human Rights Council, Nigeria school attacks 

In this week’s show we’re covering: Belarus, Eritrea and the US at the Human Rights Council, during the first week of its month-long new session in Geneva.  

And after gunmen abducted around 40 students and teachers from a boarding school in rural Nigeria, an interview with UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) country representative Peter Hawkins; such attacks are a way of life, he tells us... not forgetting closing comments from regular guests Solange Behoteguy-Cortes and Alpha Diallo.  

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Podcast: A child surviving the Łódź Ghetto

Broni Zajbert was six years old when Nazis forced his family into the Łódź Ghetto where he, his brother and parents witnessed the hunger, sickness and death that preyed upon Jews in their living quarters.

For five years, the family of four watched anti-Semite SS officers deport thousands of Jews on trains, never to return. Mr. Zajbert’s parents did everything in their power to keep their family alive, despite the nightmarish conditions in which they lived. 

He speaks to Natalie Hutchison for this edition of In Their Words: Surviving the Holocaust. Finding Hope.

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Podcast: Escape from Warsaw’s Ghetto - Memories of a Child Witness

When Halina Wolloh was four, her grandfather hid her from the Nazi regime – behind a stack of textiles. 

When her father decided to move the family from the Warsaw Ghetto, she learned The Lord’s Prayer in Polish, in case her identity was questioned.

Having previously participated in a UN Holocaust remembrance event, Mrs. Wolloh sat down with Natalie Hutchison to detail her testimony in this edition of In Their Words: Surviving the Holocaust. Finding Hope about how, even in the darkest of times, expressions of humanity emerge.

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Podcast: UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva - COVID and cancer, Myanmar crisis latest 

In this week’s show, the week’s top stories from the UN covering new coronavirus developments and Myanmar at the Human Rights Council - we also hear how COVID-19 has had a “profound” impact on cancer care everywhere from a World Health Organization (WHO) expert, who explains what that has meant for sufferers - and doctors grappling with a “treatment trade-off” and questions over vaccination…

And, not forgetting piercing insight from regular guests Solange Behoteguy-Cortes and Alpha Diallo. Thanks for listening. 

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