Report

News in Brief 07 November 2018

  • Fighting in Yemen could set off a 'humanitarian catastrophe:' UN Spokesperson
  • Poor diets threaten health more than malaria, tuberculosis, measles – new UN report
  • Hunger and obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean compounded by inequality: UN report
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Racism against people of African descent: ‘not much room for optimism, says UN expert

Some 18 years after the World Conference against Racism in Durban, South Africa, Michal Balcerzak, the head of the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent sees little room for optimism, when it comes to ending racist incidents against people of African descent.  Professor Balcerzak spoke with UN News's Conor Lennon  on the occasion of his visit to UN Headquarters in New York – where he was reporting to the General Assembly on the Group’s latest findings.

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News in Brief 31 October 2018

  • ‘Resilience and sustainability’: Necessary investments for global urbanization
  • One-month goal for UN to re-launch Yemen peace talks
  • Mushrooms battle some of humanity’s greatest challenges – UN-backed report
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News in Brief 15 October 2018

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Overseas investment down globally, warns UN trade and development agency UNCTAD

According to a new report by UNCTAD, Foreign direct investment (FDI) has fallen more than 40 per cent in the first half of 2018, compared with the same period last year, with developing economies escaping the worst of the downturn.  Overall, the global financial picture is “gloomy”, James Zhan, UNCTAD Director of Investment and Enterprise, told Daniel Johnson in Geneva.

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News in Brief 10 October 2018

  • ‘Dramatic rise’ in economic losses due to disasters: UN agency
  • UN chief “deeply disturbed by execution of juvenile offenders
  • Almost 3,000 civilian deaths in Afghanistan this year
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News In Brief 08 October 2018

  • Limiting global warming to 1.5°C will require ‘unprecedented changes’ – UN expert panel
  • UN agencies providing life-saving assistance in Haiti after earthquake
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Governments must re-think their role in Syria conflict: UN rights investigator

In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, UN Commission of Inquiry investigator Karen Abuzayd  describes the main findings of the panel’s latest report, which highlights that war crimes have likely been committed by all sides, in the more than seven-year war.

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Latest world hunger report an ‘alarming signal’ says senior UN economist

More people were hungry in 2017 than at any time over the previous decade, according to the latest edition of the annual flagship UN report State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World.  Cindy Holleman, a senior economist with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and one of the lead authors of the study, spoke to UN News’ Yasmina Guerda about the key findings of the report.

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People of Burundi are living in fear, says rights investigator

One third of Burundi’s population is in need of humanitarian assistance amid ongoing and dire human rights violations there including summary executions according to Francoise Hampson, member of the UN Commission of Inquiry. Ms. Hampson spoke to UN News's Daniel Johnson after the publication of the panel’s latest report into the Great Lakes country.

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