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Wednesday’s Daily Brief: World Breastfeeding Week kickoff, Second Ebola death on DR Congo’s eastern
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Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Wednesday’s Daily Brief: World Breastfeeding Week kickoff, Second Ebola death on DR Congo’s eastern
Our main stories today cover: ?World Breastfeeding Week kickoff, Ebola on DR Congo side of Rwandan border, 15-year-old Greta Thunberg to said to UN climate summit, UN chief condemns deadly Afghan bus attack and UN agriculture agency chief marks last day.Read Full Article ...
 
Friday's Daily Brief: Security Council Ebola response, UNICEF chief on 'devastating week' for childr
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Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Friday's Daily Brief: Security Council Ebola response, UNICEF chief on 'devastating week' for childr
Our main stories today: Security Council concern over DRC Ebola outbreak, head of UNICEF deplores ‘devastating week’ for children in MENA region, climate crisi...
 
Winnie Byanyima ‘honoured to be joining UNAIDS’ as next Executive Director
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Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Winnie Byanyima ‘honoured to be joining UNAIDS’ as next Executive Director
The UN programme dedicated to the elimination of AIDS as a public health threat by 2030, has warmly welcomed the appointment of Winnie Byanyima as its new Exec...
 
Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Help for Venezuelans, Burundi Ebola vaccine drive, Paraguay poison probe ur
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Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Help for Venezuelans, Burundi Ebola vaccine drive, Paraguay poison probe ur
Our main stories today cover: Scaled-up assistance for Venezuelans; Ebola vaccinations for Burundi health workers; reports of civilian deaths following an Afgh...
 
Thursday’s Daily Brief: Harrowing terrorist survivors’ stories, children first in Mediterranean resc
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Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Thursday’s Daily Brief: Harrowing terrorist survivors’ stories, children first in Mediterranean resc
Our main stories today: Boko Haram terrorist survivors tell their stories; UNICEF speaks out for children adrift on the Mediterranean; UN health agency pushes ...
 
Tuesday’s Daily Brief: water quality crisis, Yemen and Libya updates, Venezuelan children appeal, oc
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Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Tuesday’s Daily Brief: water quality crisis, Yemen and Libya updates, Venezuelan children appeal, oc
This Tuesday, we cover: new report on water quality worldwide; Yemen envoy briefs the Security Council on Aden; intensifying clashes in southern Libya; UNICEF ...
 
Microplastic pollution is everywhere, but not necessarily a risk to human health
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Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Microplastic pollution is everywhere, but not necessarily a risk to human health
Tiny plastic particles known as microplastics are “everywhere – including in our drinking-water”, but they are not necessarily a risk to human health, UN exper...
 
A world first: Women at the helm of every UN Regional Commission
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Wednesday, 21 August 2019
A world first: Women at the helm of every UN Regional Commission
Although United Nations Regional Commissions have been in existence for more than 70 years, for the first time ever, each one is currently headed by a woman de...
 
Hatred ‘a threat to everyone’, declares Guterres calling for global effort to end xenophobia and ‘lo
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Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Hatred ‘a threat to everyone’, declares Guterres calling for global effort to end xenophobia and ‘lo
A “disturbing groundswell” of hate-based violence and intolerance aimed at worshippers across all faiths, must be countered soon before it’s too late, the Unit...
 
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