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

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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: News in Brief 7 April 2020

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  • Personal message from UN chief applauds health professionals putting lives on line

  • Nurses’ vulnerabilities made worse in fight against COVID-19

  • ‘Say no to hate speech and xenophobia’, urges UN chief marking 26 years since genocide in Rwanda

Apr 07 2020

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Rank #2: News in Brief 9 April 2020

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  • COVID-19: Yemen ceasefire announced in bid to contain coronavirus

  • UN Deputy chief launches blueprint to protect poorer countries from coronavirus

  • The fight against desert locust swarms goes on in East Africa despite COVID-19 measures

Apr 09 2020

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Rank #3: 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 #4: 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 #5: 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 #6: 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 #7: ‘All countries want to tackle the rising cost of medical expenditures’: WHO’s up and coming economics guru

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Young, creative and bold minds, who are helping redefine their own areas of expertise, are highlighted every year by the US business publication, Forbes. This year, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) youthful health economist Swathi Bhargav Iyengar, made the “30 under 30” list, for developing the WHO’s MedMon mobile application.

In an interview with Mehboob Khan from the UN News Hindi service, the young economist explains how she started developing the tool and the impact it’s had on lives so far.

Apr 18 2020

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Rank #8: 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 #9: Spreading the word, stopping the virus

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Making sure that information about COVID-19 is accurate, and how to stay protected, is crucial to getting the pandemic under control.
Conor Lennon from UN News spoke to Moez Chackchouk, Assistant Director-General of UNESCO, and started by asked him how to describe the scale of the so-called “disinfodemic”
 

Apr 14 2020

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Rank #10: 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 #11: COVID-19 in Gaza: UN putting supplies in place, working with Israel 

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The UN in the Palestinian enclave of Gaza is doing all it can to put supplies in place, including testing kits, in preparation for the expected rise in COVID-19 Coronavirus cases over the coming days. 

Jamie McGoldrick, UN Development and Humanitarian Coordinator covering Palestine, said in an interview with UN News that his office and the Palestine refugee relief agency, UNRWA, were working closely with Israeli authorities which control access to Gaza, in what’s been a “very positive collaboration” so far, along with Palestinian authorities. 

Mar 23 2020

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Rank #12: News in Brief 1 April 2020

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  • Now COVID-19 disruption casts cloud over weather alerts 

  • Migrants stranded by COVID-19 lockdown in Niger  

  • Displaced people affected by coronavirus have rights too, says rights expert  

Apr 01 2020

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Rank #13: In the face of COVID-19, refugees ‘must be involved in prevention’

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Faced with the COVID-19 pandemic, UN agencies have raced to ensure that millions of vulnerable people continue to receive the emergency support that they need.

In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, Cécile Pouilly from the UN refugee agency UNHCR outlines some of the many challenges created by the virus – and why it’s crucial that refugees are involved in fighting the virus too.

Mar 20 2020

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Rank #14: 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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Rank #15: News in Brief 20 April 2020

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  • COVID-19 response could stutter to a halt, warn aid chiefs in appeal for $350 million

  • Displaced, stateless women and girls face must get essential help, says UNCHR
  • WHO launches safe Ramadan guidelines during COVID-19

Apr 20 2020

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Rank #16: COVID-19 in the Pacific: Children are the ‘hidden victims’

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Lockdowns and school closures around the world due to COVID-19, are affecting children’s learning, mental health, and access to basic health services.

In the Pacific Islands, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are working with governments and partners to stop transmission and keep children and their families safe.

In an interview for UN News, UNICEF Pacific Representative, Sheldon Yett, painted a grim picture of parents and caregivers losing their jobs, compounding the problem of shuttered classrooms.

Speaking to Julia Dean from the UN’s Australia office, Mr. Yett highlighted the importance of focussing on how the pandemic is impacting children, and vulnerable families who rely on social services.

Apr 01 2020

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Rank #17: Online border observatory launches in bid to keep key medical and food supplies moving

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As countries all over the world restrict the flow of goods to halt the spread of the COVID-19 virus, one UN agency has come up with a plan to keep vital food and medical supplies on the move. 

That agency is the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), and it has just launched an online Observatory on Border Crossings all over the world. 

The tool can be used by transport companies to keep goods flowing as smoothly as possible as UNECE’s Jean Rodriguez tells Daniel Johnson. 

Mar 24 2020

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Rank #18: Climate catastrophes and now coronavirus, Pacific islands in the crosshairs

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While the COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc around the globe, the remoteness of the Pacific Islands has left people living there vulnerable in many different ways. 

UN Resident Coordinator Sanaka Samarasinha said in an interview with UN News, that with borders and airports shut down, protection gear, specialist personnel, and life-saving medical supplies have been unable to reach many areas in need.

Apr 15 2020

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Rank #19: Bulk of developing world faces hardship, as virus exacerbates economic frailty 

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Six billion people – that’s the bulk of the developing world – look set to suffer from the economic impact of the new coronavirus pandemic, the UN trade and development organization, UNCTAD, says. 

In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson by Skype, UNCTAD economist Richard Kozul-Wright outlines how a radical plan worth a staggering $2.5 trillion, could help avoid some of the worst financial consequences of COVID-19.

Mar 30 2020

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News in Brief 3 June 2020

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  • People on the move need protection during pandemic: Guterres
  • Khartoum massacre victims, await justice in Sudan
  • Bachelet alarmed by free speech clampdown in Asia

Jun 03 2020

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News in Brief 2 June 2020

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  • Western Niger attack forces 1,100 people to flee, warns refugee agency

  • Western European COVID infections see steady decline: WHO

  • Address ‘appalling impact’ of COVID-19 on minorities, UN rights chief urges

Jun 02 2020

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News in Brief 1 June 2020

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  • Prevention and treatment of noncommunicable diseases ‘severely disrupted’

  • UN Women launches ‘shadow pandemic’ public awareness campaign

  • New Bangladeshi Goodwill Ambassador for World Food Programme

Jun 01 2020

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News in Brief 29 May 2020

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  • UN’s rights chief condemns ‘caste’ killing in Nepal

  • UN human rights office welcomes online action to remove misinformation

  • Nine in 10 smokers start before they are 18 years old, warns WHO

May 29 2020

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News in Brief 28 May 2020

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  • COVID-19: African nations urged to remain vigilant as lockdown easing begins

  • UN migration agency IOM lauches $206 million Syria appeal

  • Rohingya refugees ‘stranded at sea’, warns IOM

May 28 2020

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News in Brief 27 May 2020

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  • ‘Lockdown generation’ of young workers will need extra help after COVID-19, urges UN labour chief

  • COVID-19: temporary halt announced on use of key anti-viral hydroxychloroquine

  • Rights experts appeal over abortion obstacles linked to COVID measures in US states

May 27 2020

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News in Brief 26 May 2020

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  • Yemen aid lifeline nears breaking point as UN food agency appeals for $870 million
  • Governments must boost COVID-19 aid to vulnerable urban populations – UNHCR
  • Indian heatwave highlights coronavirus risks to national health systems: WMO

May 26 2020

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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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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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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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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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Branding Hawaiian culture with tattoos

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The teaching of traditional tattooing  underlines the important role indigenous people can play in the modern world; according to Hawaiian tattooist Keone Nues.

He  spoke to Kevin Cassidy, the Director of the ILO’s office for the US, and began by explaining what it means to be Hawaiian.

May 20 2020

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News in Brief 20 May 2020

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  • Guterres: health of Africa ‘hangs in the balance’ from COVID, $200 billion stimulus needed urgently

  • Child food insecurity set to rise by 20 per cent because of COVID

  • Bees, the unsung heroes of sustainable development

May 20 2020

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News in Brief 19 May 2020

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  • Syria’s warring parties agree to resume talks in Geneva, says UN envoy

  • Bachelet leads appeal for help for South Sudan survivors of sexual violence

  • China urged to lift charges against Tibetan minority human rights defender

May 19 2020

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Women ‘pay price’ of increased strains caused by COVID-19 pandemic

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Somalia is a land facing problems on many fronts, from severe floods to desert locust swarms and terrorist attacks, but there’s an even darker threat, too: rising sexual violence amid the coronavirus crisis.

After the horrific rape of a young girl last week in the capital Mogadishu, it’s something that the UN wants to help the Government put a stop to more than ever, as Anders Thomsen from the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) tells UN News’s Daniel Johnson.

May 18 2020

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COVID-19: ‘Population density is a challenge’, in the Rohingya camps 

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After the first Rohingya refugee had tested positive for the new coronavirus late last week, in an overcrowded refugee camp in Bangladesh, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) announced additional measures and appealed for funds to prevent further spread of the disease. 

Sheltering around 860,000 mainly Muslim Rohingyas who’ve fled neighbouring Myanmar, the camps have a population density one and a half times higher than New York City, raising serious concerns about the potentially severe impact of the virus. 

Communications Officer for UNHCR’s Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, Kasita Rochanakorn, described to UN News’s Anshu Sharma, what action the agency was taking. 

May 18 2020

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‘Bold and daring’ action needed against COVID-19, WHO Goodwill Ambassador urges world leaders

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Set piece speeches need to be set aside by world leaders attending the World Health Assembly this week, in favour of “bold and daring” action to end the coronavirus pandemic, according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Goodwill Ambassador for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Health.

In an interview with UN News, James Chau, told Maoqi Li, what he expected from the truncated annual meeting of the WHO in Geneva.

May 18 2020

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News in Brief 18 May 2020

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  • UN chief renews call for solidarity as WHO warns ‘majority’ of world still at risk

  • Outrage over rape of four-year-old girl in Somalia

  • Connecting us all, a beacon of hope, says UN’s Guterres

May 18 2020

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News in Brief 15 May 2020

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  • Bangladesh: First case of COVID-19 infection confirmed in Rohingya camp
  • UNICEF alert on vaccination and protection gaps in DR Congo linked to pandemic

  • Libya refugees and migrants ‘desperate’ amid food price spike: UNHCR

May 15 2020

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News in Brief 14 May 2020

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  • UN leads call to protect most vulnerable, from COVID mental health crisis

  • Presidents and Prime Ministers lead call for ‘people’s vaccine’

  • Chemical industry must step up, to prevent more Bhopal-like disasters: UN expert

May 14 2020

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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