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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

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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

iTunes Ratings

32 Ratings
Average Ratings
27
1
1
2
1

Very Good BUT....

By wingate19 - Dec 23 2012
Read more
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
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Global perspective, human stories

Rank #1: Judge me on my abilities, not my gender: Cyprus mission Force Commander on being part of first all-female leadership team

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The UN’s peacekeeping mission in Cyprus is the first to be led solely by women
Force Commander Major-General Pearce, of Australia, told May Yaccoub, from UN News, that the idea of ‘breaking a glass ceiling” is not something that she thinks about very often.
Aug 02 2019
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Rank #2: News in Brief 5 August 2019

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UN chief condemns attacks in the United States
Myanmar companies bankroll ‘brutal operations’ of military, independent UN experts claim in new report
‘Repeated indiscriminate’ shelling of Libyan airport sparks concern of UN envoy
Aug 05 2019
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Rank #3: News in Brief 05 July 2019

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Jul 05 2019
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Rank #4: Space explorers’ search for life depends on international trust, says astronaut

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Space exploration may be about going boldly where no-one has gone before, as Starship Enterprise Captain James T. Kirk often said, but it is also about understanding how to protect life back on earth, and promoting international cooperation. That’s what former French astronaut Jean-François Clervoy told UN News’s Daniel Johnson, at a screening of two short films shot from space, The Overview Effect and A Beautiful Planet.
May 30 2019
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Rank #5: One in two Venezuelan families on the move face ‘drastic’ choices to survive

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A “continued flow” of Venezuelans out of their country is to be expected, UN humanitarians said on Friday, highlighting the many risks faced by families on the move, such as begging, child labour and even so-called survival sex.  In an interview with UN News’s Samuel Mungai, UN refugee agency spokesperson Liz Throssell, explains that one in two families have encountered problems on their perilous journeys.
Jul 22 2019
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Rank #6: PODCAST: Peace, prosperity? We’ve never had it so good, Steven Pinker tells UN

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We’ve never had it so good – that’s the data-driven message delivered at UN Headquarters this month, by one of the world’s foremost public intellectuals, Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker.
He was delivering the Economic and Social Council’s (ECOSOC) Inaugural Presidential Lecture, with the journalistically counter-intuitive declaration, that humankind is more peaceful, prosperous, healthy and free, than ever before.
For this latest UN News Lid Is On podcast, Matt Wells caught up with Professor Pinker who explained why the Sustainable Development Goals are one of the most “glorious, noble, thrilling” achievements of all time.
Music credit: Hallucinations, by Yung Kartz.
May 30 2019
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Rank #7: News in Brief 2 August 2019

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Security Council gravely concerned over Ebola outbreak in DR Congo
Plant a tree, save the planet
Scouts virtually step into lives of refugees
Aug 02 2019
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Rank #8: News in Brief 1 July 2019

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Heat stress spike predicted to cost global economy $2,400 billion a year
1.4 million refugees set to need urgent resettlement in 2020: UNHCR
Belarus: UN human rights experts denounce execution
Jul 01 2019
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Rank #9: Head of UN’s most populous region calls for more progress on Sustainable Development Goals

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Professor Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana  Executive Secretary of ESCAP) has warned that her region is set to miss all of the 17 SDGs which underpin the 2030 Agenda.
Ms. Alisjahbana was speaking to Conor Lennon from UN News in New York, and she began by outlining the message that she wants to get across during her time at UN Headquarters.
Jul 17 2019
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Rank #10: News in Brief 08 July 2019

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Jul 08 2019
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Rank #11: News in Brief 09 July 2019

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Jul 09 2019
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Rank #12: News in Brief 01 August 2019

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Security Council condemns ‘heinous and cowardly’ Afghanistan killings
Acting deputy head of Palestine refugee agency, amid misconduct allegations
Most infants missing out on breastfeeding: UNICEF
Aug 01 2019
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Rank #13: Shadows of exclusion, social stigma, darken road to sustainable development

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Discriminatory laws cast “long shadows” of exclusion, subordination and social stigma, and we must commit to breaking down the barriers these laws can create, to embrace “inclusivity”.  That’s according to Justice Edwin Cameron, appointed by Nelson Mandela as the first openly gay Judge on South Africa’s Constitutional Court, and widely seen as a hero for his fight to end all forms of inequality and exclusion.
Jul 17 2019
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Rank #14: News in Brief 16 July 2019

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Ebola emergency meeting to go ahead as UNICEF warns of higher risk to very youngest children
Small island communities face combat between hunger and obesity 
Yemen’s warring sides agree to reinforce ceasefire on key Red Sea port
Jul 16 2019
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Rank #15: One Day, I Will: Aspirations of girls caught in crises revealed in stunning photographs

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From becoming a school teacher to training as a football player, 40 girls between the ages of 6 and 18 trapped in humanitarian crises shared their dreams with award-winning photographer Vincent Tremeau. A photographer for the UN office coordinating humanitarian affairs, known as OCHA, Mr. Tremeau explained that “it started as a game” in which the girls dressed up in clothes depicting what they would like to be as adults.
Jul 31 2019
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Rank #16: ‘So freeing’ to come out as ‘a lesbian and a feminist’

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Jun 30 2019
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Rank #17: News in Brief 12 July 2019

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UN’s Guterres condemns ongoing airstrikes on Syria’s hospitals, medical workers
UN human rights office alarm over death sentences for 30 men in Houthi-held Sana’a
Human Rights Council session votes to probe Philippines’ deadly ‘war on drugs’
Jul 12 2019
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Rank #18: News in Brief 3 June 2019

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Catastrophic’ healthcare costs that put mothers and newborns at risk
UNESCO chief condemns journalist killing in Chad
Canada exhibition set on awakening need for sustainability
Jun 03 2019
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