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Very Good BUT....

By wingate19 - Dec 23 2012
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Good podcast but wish UN had a app for podcasts and live TV

A mun must

By Mun USA - Jan 08 2010
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This podcast is a great way to keep up with the news and to study for mun
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Rank #1: Crisis-affected communities hold UN ‘in high regard’, says senior woman peacekeeper

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Female Peacekeepers add an extra dynamic to teams in the field, breaking barriers that allow women civilians to describe what’s really going on inside their communities.

That’s the view of Major Fiona Bruce, from the Australian Defence Force, who served in the UN’s Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) in both Lebanon and Syria.

In an interview ahead of UN Peacekeeping Day marked on 29 May, Major Bruce highlights the fact that people going through crisis and conflict still ‘view the UN in high regard’.

Julia Dean from our UN Australia Country Team, spoke to her online, and began by asking about her old daily routine, serving in Lebanon.

May 26 2020

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Rank #2: News in Brief 22 May 2020

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  • COVID-19 transmission ‘already happening widely in Yemen’

  • Bangladesh storm Amphan affects 10 million people, spares refugee ‘megacamp’

  • As world’s forests continue to shrink, UN echoes call for sustainable conservation

May 22 2020

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Rank #3: News in Brief 30 April 2020

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  • Disabilities are no reason to deny people their rights during COVID: Bachelet

  • Cuba sanctions is obstructing aid response to coronavirus, say rights experts

  • Greta Thunberg adds voice to child rights driven coronavirus campaign

Apr 30 2020

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Rank #4: News in Brief 1 May 2020

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  • Vaccine bottlenecks from COVID lockdown leave children’s lives at stake

  • Refugee agency helpline overwhelmed as COVID-19 impacts hit
  • IOM helps migrants caught up in truck tragedy, return home

May 01 2020

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Rank #5: India and Bangladesh: Health and environmental risks grow, following deadly cyclone

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UN humanitarians and partners are working hard to assist the people of Bangladesh and India suffering from the impact of Cyclone Amphan, which left dozens dead, causing widespread destruction.

According to the UN Country Team in India, Cyclone Amphan, with more than 2.4 million people and 500,000 livestock evacuated to cyclone shelters., is now considered even more destructive than Cyclone Aila, which slammed the region in 2009.

Due to flooding and the extensive damage caused, the risk of disease outbreaks is high, and further environmental risks remain, due to the large amounts of debris and waste.

Ranjini Mukherjee, Disaster Risk Reduction Specialist, from UN India, described the situation to UN News’s Anshu Sharma, and told her that efforts continue to be implemented in shelter homes to minimize risk of infection and prevent COVID-19 from spreading.

May 22 2020

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Rank #6: News in Brief 21 May 2020

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  • UN launches new campaign to counter ‘lies, fear and hate’

  • UN calls on European States to rescue stranded refugees, migrants

  • Malaysia urged to ‘stop crackdown on migrants, journalists and civil society’

May 21 2020

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Rank #7: News in Brief 12 May 2020

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  • Tropics, northern hemisphere facing hotter temperatures
  • COVID-19 pushes millions more in Middle East, North Africa into food crisis

  • Nigeria violence forces 23,000 refugees into Niger in a month

May 12 2020

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PODCAST: Ukuleles help reforest Hawaii

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The manufacture of ukuleles by a company in Hawaii is helping to promote Hawaii’s culture of aloha, with the added benefit of reforesting the US Pacific Ocean island state.

Daniel Dickinson reports from Hawaii, where climate action is mingling with an ancient Pacific culture.

Aug 02 2020

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News in Brief 30 July 2020

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  • UN chief appeals for resolution to Darfur violence
  • Acute hunger likely hitting 6 in 10 Zimbabweans
  • COVID increasing 'dehumanising' discrimination against Roma

Jul 30 2020

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Wisdom of indigenous peoples is being lost, warns UN Latin America chief

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In Latin America, indigenous people are being particularly hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alicia Bárcena, the head of ECLAC, the UN body for the region, is concerned by the health risks faced by indigenous people, as well as rising poverty.

Jul 29 2020

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News in Brief 29 July 2020

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  • African migrants, refugees, abused throughout journeys
  • 300 million fewer tourists due to COVID: WTO
  • Peaceful assembly defined by UN rights committee

Jul 29 2020

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Learning can counter COVID-19 crisis and give hope, says UN education partner

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In an emergency, education isn’t perhaps the first priority that springs to mind, when it comes to helping people in crisis.

In fact, it’s increasingly understood that keeping children in an organized learning environment, is among the best things that you can do, both for students themselves, and their families.

Jul 28 2020

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News in Brief 28 July 2020

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  • Jailed DPRK women forced home, 'face grevious abuse'
  • COVID likely not seasonal, WHO warns
  • Desert Locust upsurge tamed in Kenya

Jul 28 2020

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Successes in hepatitis B transmission must be protected, says WHO

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It’s never been more important to invest in vaccines to protect against hepatitis – a preventable disease of the liver that kills 1.4 million people a year – the UN health agency has said.

It has also warned that the COVID-19 crisis has distracted Governments from vital vaccination work, including preventing mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B. Infants are especially vulnerable, as about 90 per cent of those infected in their first year will have it for life, as WHO’s Dr Meg Doherty tells UN News’s Daniel Johnson.

Jul 27 2020

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News in Brief 27 July 2020

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  • 'Hard choices' ahead on COVID warns WHO
  • Rights to water and sanitation are key: UN experts
  • Good news on hepatitis B

Jul 27 2020

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News in Brief 24 July 2020

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  • Arctic on fire, shows need for climate action
  • US protests should be free of violence fears
  • Push for peace in Mali: UN rights experts

Jul 24 2020

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News in Brief 23 July 2020

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  • COVID threats and opportunities for Arab region: Guterres
  • Temporary Basic Income proposal: UNDP
  • School funding boost for 900,000 youngsters

Jul 23 2020

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  • 'Alarming levels' of food insecurity in Yemen
  • 40 million pre-schoolers locked out by COVID
  • Rights experts call for Tanzania to end crackdown

Jul 22 2020

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News in Brief 21 July 2020

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  • Yemen: COVID linked to more IDPs
  • Deforestation slowing, but not enough: FAO
  • Rights experts call for Ethiopia protest probe

Jul 21 2020

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News in Brief 20 July 2020

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  • Keynote Guterres speech slams inequality
  • Alarm raised over AC units and carbon emissions
  • Scale of COVID crisis in Sudan unknown

Jul 20 2020

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News in Brief 17 July 2020

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  • $10.3 billion UN appeal to stave off starvation
  • Rights expert welcomes UK court decision on 'ISIL teenager'
  • The WHO pledges no COVID distraction in latest DR Congo Ebola battle

Jul 17 2020

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News in Brief 16 July 2020

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  • Yemen: 11 dead in second airstrike in three days

  • Nuclear testing legacy is ‘cruellest’ environmental injustice, warns rights expert

  • Alarm over rise in women prisoners; mental health effects of COVID measures

Jul 16 2020

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News in Brief 15 July 2020

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  • Myanmar’s people deserve free and fair elections: UN independent expert

  • Venezuela: amputation and extortion in booming gold mining racket

  • Monsoon-affected river communities in Bangladesh get vital aid

Jul 15 2020

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News in Brief 14 July 2020

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  • Thousands of Ethiopian migrants stranded in Yemen: IOM

  • Burundi needs more than a new President to break cycle of violence

  • UN human rights office alarm at Bahrain death sentences

Jul 14 2020

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News in Brief 13 July 2020

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  • Women and girls deserve more protection in emergencies, UN rights council hears

  • Alarming global food security outlook reveals even more going hungry

  • Freedom of expression has worsened during pandemic, says independent rights expert

Jul 13 2020

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‘Unaffordability of healthy diets’ must be overcome

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The number of hungry people worldwide continues to rise, according to the latest UN report on the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World.

The joint report by UN agencies gauges whether the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger remains achievable.

Speaking on the need to improve not only the food production system, but also the efficiency of global resources to support it, the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Assistant Director General and Chief Economist Maximo Torero, said in an interview that more than three billion people still “can’t even afford the cheapest healthy diet”.

Mr. Torero spoke to FAO’s Charlotta Lomas.

Jul 13 2020

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News in Brief 10 July 2020

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  • Wildlife crime affects us all by bringing animal pathogens closer to humans: UN report

  • Floods across South Asia, more rainfall forecast, warn weather experts

  • Waiting to declare famine ‘will be too late for Yemenis on brink of starvation’: WFP

Jul 10 2020

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iTunes Ratings

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3

Very Good BUT....

By wingate19 - Dec 23 2012
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Good podcast but wish UN had a app for podcasts and live TV

A mun must

By Mun USA - Jan 08 2010
Read more
This podcast is a great way to keep up with the news and to study for mun