Youth & other topics – Daily Briefing (15 July 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Youth – Sustainable Development – Security Council – Syria – Bangladesh – COVID-19/Peacekeeping – COVID-19/Zambia/Bahrain – Vaccines – Child Immunizations – Venezuela – World Youth Skills Day – Artificial Intelligence YOUTH This morning, the Secretary-General took part in the 9th session of the United … Read more Youth & other topics – Daily Briefing (15 July 2020)

Thousands flee violence in Mozambique

Nearly a 1,000 people have been killed, and more than 200,000 displaced by an armed group in northern Mozambique. The fighters say they reject the government and want to establish political Islam. The army has failed to contain it, and has itself been accused of rights abuses. Al Jazeera’s Malcolm Webb reports. – Subscribe to … Read more Thousands flee violence in Mozambique

Secretary-General/Vaccine & other topics – Daily Briefing (4 June 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Secretary-General/Vaccine – Security Council – Security Council/Sudan – COVID/UN Peacekeeping – Mozambique – COVID-19/Eswatini – COVID/Bangladesh – COVID/Learners with Disabilities – Food Prices Index – Innocent Children Victims of Aggression – World Environment Day Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=21%20April%202020

Rebel attacks in Mozambique: Regional leaders to discuss security

Regional leaders in Southern Africa are meeting to discuss an increasing rebel insurgency in Mozambique. Since 2017, an armed group believed to have links to the ISIL (ISIS) group has carried out more than 350 attacks, killing over 600 people in Mozambique’s northern region of Cabo Delgado. Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa reports on how a … Read more Rebel attacks in Mozambique: Regional leaders to discuss security

Role of Religious Leaders & other topics – Daily Briefing (12 May 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. – Afghanistan – COVID-19: Telecommuting at UNHQ – Role of Religious Leaders – Iraq – UNICEF – UN Environment Programme – UN Women – ECLAC – Yemen – Venezuela – Ukraine – Moldova – Mozambique – South Sudan – Malawi – Cyprus – Mali – ECOSOC … Read more Role of Religious Leaders & other topics – Daily Briefing (12 May 2020)

World Faces ‘Mega-Famines’ from Virus Impact on Fragile Countries: UN

The World Food Programme (WFP) cautioned Thursday the world faces a catastrophic scenario of multiple famines if enough funds weren’t pledged to combat the ripple effect of COVID-19 on the world’s most fragile countries, already grappling with food insecurity. “What we’re facing now is a double pandemic of truly.. famines that could impact us at … Read more World Faces ‘Mega-Famines’ from Virus Impact on Fragile Countries: UN

My search for an HIV vaccine | Professor Jonathan Weber | AMSlive

Professor Weber reflects on 40 years at the front line of looking after and researching treatments for patients with HIV and AIDS. Professor Jonathan Weber has been involved in HIV research from the very beginning, with a career spanning almost 40 years from the first discovery of the virus in 1981. He reflects on the … Read more My search for an HIV vaccine | Professor Jonathan Weber | AMSlive

SG/Earth Day & other topics – Daily Briefing (22 April 2020)

Noon briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Highlights: SG/Earth Day COVID/Papua New Guinea COVID/Greece DRC/Security Council Myanmar Iran Mozambique/IOM FAO/G20 Pangolins Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=22%20April%202020

Mozambique: How to fight Covid-19 when you’re fighting an insurgency?

It’s not just the Sahel, Nigeria & Cameroon that have to contend with Islamist insurgencies. Human Rights Watch Southern Africa director Dewa Mavingha calls for the region and the continent to support Mozambique as it faces attacks in the northern Cabo Delgado province. Mavingha says neighbors from the Southern African Development Community would be wrong … Read more Mozambique: How to fight Covid-19 when you’re fighting an insurgency?

Live: Chinese experts share COVID-19 experience with Mozambique华西医院远程助力莫桑比克抗击疫情

#COVID19 is continuing to ravage countries across the world. In Africa, as of Wednesday, 6,681 confirmed cases had been reported in over 50 countries, and the number was 10 in Mozambique. To help the country combat the pandemic, medical experts from West China Hospital of Sichuan University, a well-known medical center in southwestern China’s Chengdu … Read more Live: Chinese experts share COVID-19 experience with Mozambique华西医院远程助力莫桑比克抗击疫情

COVID-19 and other topics – Daily Briefing (12 March 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. – COVID-19 – Syria – Yemen – Iraq – Central African Republic – Locusts – Mozambique – Senior Designation in Libya – Egypt Contributions COVID-19 In response to questions, the Secretary-General said that, very important measures are being taken here at UN Headquarters and the situation … Read more COVID-19 and other topics – Daily Briefing (12 March 2020)

The racist angle behind China coronavirus epidemic

The World Health Organization says it does not recommend trade and travel restrictions in the wake of the new coronavirus outbreak. But that has not stopped at least 22 countries from imposing some form of travel restrictions on people coming from China. That includes the United States, Israel, the Philippines, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, New … Read more The racist angle behind China coronavirus epidemic

“Dolphins: Brains Before Beauty” on Eden, 8th June 2011

The UK premiere of “Dolphins: Brains Before Beauty” on the Eden channel explores the reaction to a study by Professor Paul Manger which suggests that dolphins are not as intelligent as once thought. The brain to body weight ratio puts dolphins just below humans and above primates in the “Encephalisation Quotient”. The audience learns from Professor … Read more “Dolphins: Brains Before Beauty” on Eden, 8th June 2011

Football: International Results for Wednesday 17th November 2010

Nearly 100 teams took part in football internationals around the world yesterday evening, Wednesday 17th November 2010. Argentina met their old rivals Brazil with both sides having changed their management following below par World Cup efforts. Argentina, via Lionel Messi, got the best of their friendly encounter with the only goal of Argentina’s 1-0 victory … Read more Football: International Results for Wednesday 17th November 2010

Football: International Fixtures for Wednesday 17th November 2010

48 International football matches are scheduled to take place on Wednesday 17th November 2010, including several teams who reached the latter stages of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. In a return to an old rivalry, neighbours England and France will meet at Wembley, where their friendly match is scheduled to kick-off at 8pm GMT. Romania … Read more Football: International Fixtures for Wednesday 17th November 2010