Climate Change & Other Topics – Daily Briefing (24 July 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Security Council/Climate Change – Brazil/UNHCR – SG statement on Ukraine – Burkina Faso/OCHA – South Sudan – COVID-19/UNAMID/UNMISS – WMO/Siberia – Former President Mkapa Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=24%20July%202020

United Nations Daily Briefing (23 July 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: SG/Climate Change SG Policy Brief/Arab States Security Council/Syria COVID-19/Jordan UNICEF/separated children WHO/African health workers Nigeria/humanitarian COVID-19/Syria South Sudan unrest Briefing by Reem Abaza, President of the General Assembly. Highlights: GA Decision on High-Level Week of its 75th session UN Lecture at the University of Buckingham. … Read more United Nations Daily Briefing (23 July 2020)

Latin America Policy Brief & other topics – Daily Briefing (9 July 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Latin America policy brief – SG/energy – SG/HLPF – WHO – Security Council – COVID/peacekeeping – Central African Republic – South Sudan – Benin – Yemen – Srebrenica – Bob Marley/UNICEF – UNHCR/WFP – Climate/WMO Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=09%20July%202020

Who will end hunger in areas hit by the coronavirus? | Inside Story

More people will die this year from hunger caused by the pandemic, than from Covid-19. That’s according to the charity Oxfam which says an estimated 122 million more people could face starvation because of reducions in aid, mass unemployment and the disruption of food production and supplies. It also describes middle-income countries such as India, … Read more Who will end hunger in areas hit by the coronavirus? | Inside Story

Libya & other topics – Daily Briefing (8 July 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Libya – Syria – Work – UNODC – Haiti – Burkina Faso – South Sudan – High-Level Political Forum – World Health Organization – Briefing Guest Tomorrow LIBYA The Secretary-General briefed the Security Council on Libya this morning and told Council members that time is … Read more Libya & other topics – Daily Briefing (8 July 2020)

Security Council & other topics – Daily Briefing (7 July 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. – Security Council – Japan – Mali – COVID-19/Peacekeeping – COVID-19/Zambia – Uganda/Refugees – Sustainable Development – Beyond the Long Shadow – Counter-Terrorism Week Virtual Expo – Financial Contribution SECURITY COUNCIL During a Security Council meeting this morning on peace operations and human rights, Michelle Bachelet, … Read more Security Council & other topics – Daily Briefing (7 July 2020)

Peace operations and human rights – Security Council (7 July 2020)

High-level open debate on “UN peacekeeping operations: peace operation and human rights”. – High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet – Special Representative and head of the UN Mission in South Sudan David Shearer – Senga Dismas Kitenge, the president of Groupe LOTUS – Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, German Federal Minister of Defense, will chair the meeting.

Financing for Development & other topics – Daily Briefing (01 July 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Financing for Development – Libya – Yemen – Syria – Central African Republic – South Sudan – Kazakhstan – Brazil – UNHCR – UNESCO – Gabon – Briefings FINANCING FOR DEVELOPMENT  This morning, the Secretary-General spoke at the first of a series of virtual … Read more Financing for Development & other topics – Daily Briefing (01 July 2020)

The situation in South Sudan – Press Conference (26 June 2020)

UN Special Representative David Shearer said the country was at a very low period in terms of progress on the peace process and emphasized that what is needed “is a unity government functioning as a unity government and not as a series of parties in one administration.” Shearer said South Sudan was facing a very … Read more The situation in South Sudan – Press Conference (26 June 2020)

COVID-19 and the World of Work & other topics – Daily Briefing (19 June 2020)

Noon briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Policy Brief/World of Work – Bosnia and Herzegovina – Libya – Syria – Yemen – Sudan – Japan – Nepal – South Sudan – Darfur – Women and Girls in Africa – Venezuela – Bolivia – Sexual Violence in Conflict POLICY BRIEF/WORLD OF … Read more COVID-19 and the World of Work & other topics – Daily Briefing (19 June 2020)

World Oceans Day & other topics – Daily Briefing (8 june 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Libya – Syria – DR Congo – Chad – South Sudan – Burundi – Oceans – Senior Appointment – Briefing Guest Tomorrow LIBYA The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said that it is encouraged by recent calls on the part of  Libyan leaders for … Read more World Oceans Day & other topics – Daily Briefing (8 june 2020)

River Nile: Plastic bag users in South Sudan face armed arrest

South Sudan is leading a major crackdown on plastic bag users, including armed arrest. It comes as plastic pollution impacts communities all along the River Nile, depleting livelihoods as it suffocates the environment. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews Follow us on … Read more River Nile: Plastic bag users in South Sudan face armed arrest

South Sudan tribal clashes: hundreds killed and wounded in inter-communal violence

In this edition, reports say that some 300 people were killed in South Sudan in inter-communal violence. We speak to Professor Awol Allo, who sheds light on what is behind the tribal clashes. Also, the WHO and UNAIDS have expressed concern about people living with HIV in Africa, and how the distribution of medication could be disrupted due to … Read more South Sudan tribal clashes: hundreds killed and wounded in inter-communal violence

War & Grace, GRAND PRIX of the Health for All Film Festival, Nurses/Midwives category

Meet Grace Lisio, one of the courageous midwives fighting for mothers and infants in war-torn South Sudan, which has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. “War & Grace” by Sonia Lowman from International Medical Corps, an NGO based in USA and UK; won the GRAND PRIX of the Nurses/Midwives category of … Read more War & Grace, GRAND PRIX of the Health for All Film Festival, Nurses/Midwives category

Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Sunday May 17 | ABC News

0:00 Victorian cafes, restaurants and the dining areas in pubs will reopen from the 1st of June. Venues will initially be able to have a maximum of 20 people indoors with that number gradually increasing. 4:24 Queensland has recorded no new cases of coronavirus overnight despite more than 200 tests of staff and residents of … Read more Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Sunday May 17 | ABC News