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UN chief urges all nations to save the ocean at key conference in Portugal Ukraine Donbas situation ‘dire’ and deteriorating: OCHA Women at far greater risk of sexual violence than men from climate change: Bachelet
‘Mass hunger and starvation’, wrong in 21st century: UN chief Life-saving relief continues to reach quake-hit eastern Afghanistan Shireen Abu Akleh: fatal shot came from Israeli gun - OHCHR
In this week’s show, the UN ramps up aid for eastern Afghanistan, where communities are reeling after its deadliest earthquake in decades. In Nigeria, the humanitarian crisis in the northeast still needs all our attention, as we’ll hear aid chief Matthias Schmale – but it’s far from the only place where that’s the case, according to a new UNICEF alert. And in Ukraine, the targeting of cultural treasures must stop, says UNESCO chief Audrey Azoulay.
WFP deploys food and logistics equipment to quake-hit Afghanistan End targeting of Ukraine’s cultural sites, urges UNESCO Global hunger crisis pushing one child into severe malnutrition every minute    
For the last episode in our mini-series exploring some of the ocean-related issues facing Barbados, Conor Lennon went to one of the sea turtle nesting grounds on the southwest of the island. He met members of the Barbados Sea Turtle Project, which has been successful in restoring the turtle population on the island, despite a host of challenges, including the climate crisis. This series was produced in the run-up to the 2022 UN Conference, convened to bring fresh impetus to science-based solutions, and start a new chapter of global ocean action. On this website, you will find a host of videos and text stories, as well as more episodes of The Lid Is On, on ocean-related subjects. Music: Within the Earth, Ketsa
Greece: Migration policies riding roughshod over human rights Iran urged to call off amputations: OHCHR Moving towards a low carbon future
UN humanitarians raised the alarm on Tuesday over frightening levels of child hunger in northeast Nigeria that are linked to more than a decade of violence by non-State armed groups. In the three states where needs are greatest – Borno, Adamawa and Yobe - more than 1.7 million children under five, are already at risk of serious malnutrition. With more, here’s the UN’s Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria, Matthias Schmale, talking to UN News’s Daniel Johnson.
WHO to hold emergency Monkeypox meeting Key biodiversity talks begin in Nairobi - UNEP Nigeria's emergency will get worse without extra funding: OCHA
In our third episode looking at ocean-related issues facing the eastern Caribbean island nation of Barbados, released in the run-up to the UN Oceans Conference, we turn to the issue of the coral reef. Barbados’s reef has been declining for decades, hit by decades of pollution and the climate crisis. CORALL, a volunteer organization supported by the UN, is showing that it is possible to bring life back to the reef, by carefully growing coral in nurseries off the coast. Conor Lennon from UN News went to visit the nurseries, to find out if it will be possible to bring the reef back to its former glory. Music: Within the Earth, Ketsa
“Ocean literacy” is defined as how you understand the ocean influences you, and how you in turn, influence what happens to the ocean, however small your impact might be in helping the seas survive for future generations. Empowering people to become more responsible and protect ocean resources, is the way that the UN Scientific, Educational and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) believes we can all unlock innovative ocean science solutions. Francesca Santoro is in charge of ocean literacy at UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), based in Venice. Ms. Santoro explained to UN News’s Ana Carmo, what ocean literacy entails, and how the involvement of younger generations is crucial to help restore the ocean.
Ben Stiller’s message of solidarity on World Refugee Day: UNHCR WFP announces further ration cuts for food insecure communities Mali: Attack against UN peacekeepers claims life of one ‘blue helmet’
This is the second in a four-part mini-series, released in the run-up to the UN Oceans Conference, exploring some of the ocean-related issues facing the eastern Caribbean island nation of Barbados. This episode focuses on the pollutants that, for decades, have poured into the coastal waters, a result of agriculture and the development of the island. In recent years, the government, with the support of the United Nations, has sought to use nature-based solutions to rectify the damage. Conor Lennon went to the National Botanical Gardens of Barbados, to find out how a national hedgerow planting project is aiming to hold water in the soil, and reduce the amount of harmful substances reaching the sea. Music: Within the Earth, Ketsa
Here at UN News, we do try to avoid overloading you with too many facts and figures, but here’s one that’s worth remembering: the Human Rights Council has reached an historic milestone of convening this week, for its 50th session.  The world’s preeminent forum for discussing rights issues of concern was created by the UN General Assembly, back in 2006.   Fast forward to today, and for the current President of the General Assembly, Abdulla Shahid, the Human Rights Council’s recently adopted resolutions on human rights and climate change have a personal significance, as he explains to Dominika Tomaszewska-Mortimer. 
Urgent support needed for 14,000 who fled following Burkina Faso massacre Nearly one billion people have a mental disorder: WHO Early heatwave in Europe is taste of things to come
UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet has been particularly busy this week, as the Human Rights Council 50th session got underway in Geneva. She’s spoken about her visit to China and also issued alerts on the devastated Ukrainian city of Mariupol. This week the world celebrated albinism awareness day, and to find out more, we’ll be hearing from Harry Freeland, director of a powerful documentary filmed among people living with the rare genetic condition in Tanzania, In The Shadow Of The Sun.
Forced displacement numbers exceed 100 million, says UNHCR Ireland leads push for explosive weapons curb in urban warfare settings Just 6 per cent of domestic workers have full social protection, says ILO
In a four-part mini-series, released in the run-up to the UN Oceans Conference, we explore some of the ocean-related issues facing the eastern Caribbean island nation of Barbados. This episode concentrated on the worrying spread of sargassum seaweed, which arrived unannounced in 2011, and has been a regular fixture on much of the coastline ever since. There’s no single answer to why the seaweed is clogging up the beaches and waters, but many scientists believe that the climate crisis is at least partly to blame. Conor Lennon went to Barbados for UN News, to find out what effect sargassum is having on the island’s environment, and why some entrepreneurs on the island, and UN scientists, believe that it could eventually have a positive effect on the economy. Music: Within the Earth, Ketsa
Hurricanes, COVID-19 and now the Ukraine crisis: these are the three main reasons why hunger levels are spiking across Latin America and the Caribbean. According to the UN World Food Programme, or WFP, many families are so desperate that they’re prepared to risk their lives on a highly dangerous jungle crossing, linking South and North America, known as the Darien Gap. With the details, here’s WFP’s Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Lola Castro, who’s been talking to UN News’s Daniel Johnson in Geneva.
UN’s Bachelet echoes concern over Ukraine orphans ‘deported’ to Russia for adoption Myanmar: international community must stand united in ending repression, says UN rights chief Tanzania: more violence feared over bid to evict Maasai from ancestral lands
South Sudan: WFP forced to cut aid to 1.7 million  Rising food insecurity drives mass migration in Latin America, WFP warns  UN campaign to #StopRedSeaSpill 
Comments (16)

Sam Reid

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Apr 27th

Alex De Marco

Nobody should have to go through this including the millions of civilians NATO has killed since its inception. The hypocrisy is so blinding it make people wonder if anyone paying attention is over 20 years old.

Apr 16th

Luis Robertson

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Apr 15th

Elizabeth Burns

Slavery's legacy? You would think that slavery was no longer a part of the human present. Slavery is still widely practiced in the world at large. Its "legacy" is its resilience in the bloody present.

Apr 11th

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Aug 9th

Roger Williams

This was an amazing installment of UN News. It was deeply informative. Dr. Margaret Harris was amazing. Thank you!

Mar 28th

muffen jr

I don't believe the correct version of the episode was uploaded. this one seems to be the uncut version without additional audio added.

Jan 16th
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Sigler Jorge

is it something to celebrate the "use of wasted salmon"??? our ocean ecosystems are extremely exploited we need a moratorium not another company profiting from overfishing

Aug 19th
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Jul 20th

Gurpreet Pannu

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Jun 12th
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vishal singh

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Sep 24th
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