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Rights Experts Sound Alarm Over Uganda's 'Brutal' Election Crackdown
"To uganda. Where independent you and appointed rights experts on tuesday condemned the killing of more than fifty people by brutal policing methods linked to national elections held in january in an appeal to the authorities to end the ongoing suppression of political opposition including the use of live ammunition without warning. The experts also called on them to reveal the whereabouts of political opponents taken into detention. Several thousand people have been arrested and allegedly tortured before appearing military courts. The experts said while relatives often do not know their fate or whereabouts highlighting the case of prominent opposition leader known as bobby wine. The experts said that placing him under arbitrary house arrest at the start of the year was symptomatic of flagrant suppression tactics. And the absence of due process of law the experts who form part of the human rights council explained that political leaders and their supporters in uganda have protested against alleged electoral irregularities and the prohibition of gatherings under the guise of preventing the spread of covid nineteen the massive deployment of armed forces in cities as well as the intimidation and attacks of opposition observers at polling stations reportedly affected voter turnout. Experts maintained adding that internet blackouts slow. The voting process to
UK Armed Forces Legislation Sparks Warning From Rights Chief
"Legislation under consideration in the uk regarding armed forces personnel could limit accountability for war crimes. If it's passed in its current form human rights chief. Michelle bachelet said on monday in a statement. The high commissioner for human rights urged parliament to heed warnings that the proposed new overseas operations. Bill risks undermining key human rights obligations that lawmakers have previously agreed to the bill could shield military personnel operating abroad from do accountability for acts of torture or other serious international crimes. Ms bachelet explained in its present. Form the vice chief said that the legislation potentially put it at odds with the nine hundred four thousand nine hundred conventions and the convention against torture. The bill is now reaching its final stages in the legislative process and will shortly be debated again by the house of lords. The uk's upper house where amendments may still be made
Deep Concerns From WHO Over Brazil COVID Deaths
"Brazil's covid. Nineteen ordeal is deeply concerning the un health agency settled friday in an appeal for greater vigilance and new measures to prevent transmission of the virus. Dr margaret harris from the world health organization. Who told journalists. In geneva that the latin american country needed more government support urgently brazilians. Spain suffering terrible losses but the message is again the public health social measures work. You have to apply them now. It is very difficult for people who are living in crowded conditions so they need the support as needed to support at every level to to avoid the crowding avoid the close contact to everyone who is potentially infected needs to be identified says that they can be removed from the healthy the who spokesperson also called for much greater testing for infection. Before repeating the agency's call to follow the example of countries that had ruled out national vaccination programmes averting large numbers of deaths today to brazil has seen the second highest death toll from the corona virus after the united states. More than three hundred and forty thousand deaths latest vaccine data from the. Who shows that. The country has dispensed nearly twenty million sits but the world faces a serious shortfall of vaccines which has left many countries waiting to begin their inoculation campaigns. Talk to harris said
COVID-19 vaccine reaches world's far corners
"More than one. Hundred countries and economies have now received cave nineteen vaccines through the un partnered equitable corona virus. Busting scheme kovacs. The first delivery of life saving jobs arrived in ghana on the twenty fourth of february announcing the news on thursday the world health organization. Who said that more than thirty. Eight million doses of astrazeneca fire and serum institute of india have being transported globally. So far the aim is to deliver at least two billion doses of vaccines in two thousand and twenty one. In particular to developing countries. The development comes as who and other health regulators reaffirmed the overwhelming value of the astra zeneca or a covid nineteen vaccine amid ongoing concerns about clotting events among a very small number. You've had the job in statements on wednesday evening. Who's global advisory committee on vaccine safety. The european medicines agency and the uk's regulator or concluded that the benefits of taking the vaccine outweigh the very rare potential risks more than one hundred ninety million doses of the astros. Zenica vaccine have been administered today but only one hundred eighty. Two cases of clotting have been reported. Who said as it advised countries to continue to vaccinate with the as at vaccine not that it had saved millions of lives and prevented serious illness
COVAX Reaches Over 100 Economies, 42 Days After First International Delivery
"Than one hundred countries and economies have now received covid nineteen vaccines through the un partnered equitable corona virus. Busting scheme kovacs. The first delivery of life saving jobs arrived in ghana on the twenty four of february announcing the news on thursday the un world health organization. Who said the more than thirty eight million doses of astrazeneca pfizer biotech and serum institute of india had been transported globally so far kovacs aims to supply vaccines to all those requested them. In the first half of this year the development comes as who and other health regulators reaffirmed the overwhelming value of the astra zeneca or as ed covid nineteen vaccine amid ongoing concerns about clotting events among a very small number had the job in statements on wednesday evening the. Who's global advisory committee on vaccine safety. The european medicines agency and the uk's regulator all concluded that the benefits of taking the vaccine outweigh the very rare potential risks. More than one hundred and nine hundred million doses of the astra zeneca vaccine have been administered. Todate but only one hundred eighty two cases of clotting have been reported. Who said its advice to countries to continue to vaccinate with the as at vaccine noting that it has saved millions of lives and prevented serious illness
FDIC campaigns to get the unbanked to open accounts
"There's an industry term for people who don't have a checking or savings account the un banked more than seven million americans fall into that category according to the federal deposit insurance corporation and one consequence of that is not having a place to deposit those federal relief payments. Nancy was talking about now. The fdic has launched a public campaign aimed. At changing that marketplace's justin how reports households that are unbagged tend to have lower incomes more volatile incomes less education leonard chain is deputy to the chairman of the fdic. He says two and a half percent of white house or on banked and that in contrast to about fourteen percent of african american household and about twelve percent of hispanic households were unbanned. There are plenty of reasons why disadvantaged communities might avoid the banking system. You may have immigrant communities where people come from countries where where they can't trust the banking system like you can in the us. Robert james the second is the chairman of the national bankers association which represents minority lenders. You may have situations in the us where you know. People come from communities that have historically been underserved or been preyed upon by the banking system. Some minority on lenders have been trying to overcome that historical hesitation. Dominic thanh runs off this bank. A black owned lender in south carolina. It offers a checking account with no minimum opening balance and no fee if users keep at least one hundred dollars in it intentionally designed to account to be very simple very transparent there you to us through its campaign. The fdic is trying to let unbagged. People know all of the advantages opening a bank account. Leonard chain with fdic says instead of taking a check to a check cashing service paying a fee then. Walking around with a bunch of cash. The funds are going to be in an insured account as opposed to a check coming in your mailbox or even a prepaid card coming in your mailbox. Plus he says you have access to funds right away to transfer around or pay bills.
Hate Speech and Violence Still Rising Against Roma Despite Recognition Gains
"More must be done to tackle hate speech and violence against minorities including the roma and sinti who've been scapegoated for spreading the covid nineteen virus a leading rights expert. Her said ahead of international romande the eighth of april un special rapporteur fernand differen- state to control the spread of inflammatory comments on social media online hate. Speech violates international human rights gatien's and can lead to violence against sinti roma and other minorities the independent experts said. His comments come fifty years since the first world congress in london it was seen as a push for unity by the minority and an attempt to build a common ethnic identity despite greater international recognition for the roma. Today mr dave rennes highlighted. A lack of progress in countering hate speech both online and in mainstream media including by unnamed public authorities who not only condoned but actively took part in such
Tokyo Olympics: North Korea to skip Games over Covid-19 fears
"Announced that it will not join the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, citing concerns over the coronavirus. It would be the first time North Korea has declined to participate in an Olympics since it boycott of the soul Games in 1988. South Korea's government has expressed disappointment over losing the chance to restart contacts with Kim Jong UN's regime on the sidelines of the Games. North Korea's seclusion has deepened during the pandemic, which led it to close its borders. The country claims to be completely free of covert 19. Experts are deeply skeptical Matt Piper
North Korea Says It Won't Participate In Tokyo Olympics
"Announced that it will not join the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, citing concerns over the coronavirus. It would be the first time North Korea has declined to participate in an Olympics since it boycott of the soul Games in 1988. South Korea's government has expressed disappointment over losing the chance to restart contacts with Kim Jong UN's regime on the sidelines of the Games. North Korea's seclusion has deepened during the pandemic, which led it to close its borders. The country claims to be completely free of covert 19. Experts are deeply skeptical Matt Piper
Democratic Republic of Congo Has Highest Levels of Hunger in World, UN Says
"Levels of hunger in the democratic republic of the congo now affect one in three people there a staggering record high. Un humanitarian won't on tuesday according to the food and agriculture organization fao and the world food program wfp twenty seven point. Three million people face acute food insecurity around seven million of these are suffering emergency levels of acute hunger. This means that the central african country is home to the highest number of people in urgent need of food security assistance in the world. According to the latest integrated phase classification analysis conflict remains a key calls of hunger. Wfp spokesperson thompson theory explained particularly in the eastern provinces of a cheery north and south kivu and tanganyika and the central kasai's are the key factors compounding. This crisis include these slump and ds's economy on the socio economic impact of cave.
UN agencies support response in wake of deadly floods in Timor-Leste
"Un agencies t more less committed on monday to do all. They can to support response efforts. After torrential rains triggered landslides and flash flooding in the capital dili and other parts of the country in addition to wreaking havoc on homes buildings and critical infrastructure communication networks and electricity's are set to be disrupted in some of the worst affected areas the un resident coordinator in timor. Lest roy trivedi expressed his deep concern especially for the women and children who are often most affected by natural disasters and of thou to work with the authorities to mobilise all possible resources to support the response. Meanwhile the un world food program country director dodging the l. said that the priority right now is to continue evacuating and relocating families. Most affected
Myanmar's Military Shuts Down Internet
"Military has shut down the country's broadband services until further notice after director from the ministry of transport and communications. Government has also shut down all a handful of fully military controlled media outlets in february military coup lead onsang su key and his left has kept her under house arrest charging with various crimes the us and the un security council have condemned the military.
Protect all those fleeing Myanmar, UN offices urge surrounding countries
"Un rights office chr and the un refugee agency hcr on thursday called on myanmar's neighbors to offer shelter to all those fleeing violence and persecution amid ongoing strife linked to the first of february coup. The appeal comes as the crisis enters. Its third month with additional concerns raised about renewed fighting between state armed forces and ethnic armed groups in border areas which have driven people to flee according to the un rights office. Oh chr at least five hundred. Ten peaceful protesters have been killed. The security forces and more than two thousand six hundred are in detention including many held incommunicado or forcibly disappeared night raids mass arrests and killings have become daily occurrences throughout the country. The chr says asia regional office said in a news. Release ten days after armed. Groups carried out a deadly attack on three villages near the western town of telea. Un humanitarian repeated their call for greater protection of civilians at all those displaced by violence in the hell. The un refugee agency unhcr reported on thursday that six refugees from nearby molly were among the one hundred thirty seven. People were killed on the twenty first of march by assailants on motorbikes. Most of the victims had already fled violence in two thousand and twenty. Unhcr said adding that fourteen hundred survivors from the targeted villages and on the move and many are in shock and mourning highlighting the deliverability ability of civilians in the region and the urgency of the situation jillian twigs. Hcl's assistant for protection. Encouraged efforts to address the growing insecurity noting that it was clear that the attacks on displaced people and communities hosting them targeted and deliberate in addition to the unjustifiable violence meted out against civilians shelters and granaries were also burned to the ground. Cattle was stolen or killed survivors. Have nothing left. Miss triggs
U.N. special envoy warns "bloodbath is imminent" in Myanmar
"For me and Mars warning, the U. N Security Council that the country's situation is precarious. Special envoy says Myanmar faces the prospect of civil war at a quote unprecedented scale. This follows the February 1st military cool. The envoy is asking the Security Council to consider significant action but did not specify steps. Activist groups say more than 500. People have been killed since the coup began. This is NPR
Suspect in attack on Asian American woman in New York City arrested
"On her way to church and suddenly appears and violently strikes her, causing her to fall to the ground. He then repeatedly stomps her, striking her multiple times to the head before casually walking away, reporter Nancy Chen says the woman seriously hurt Brandon Elliot's out of prison for killing his own mother. Biden administration response to the anti Asian hate crime. Attorney General Merritt Garland sent Memo to staffers requesting a 30 Day expedited review of Hate Crime Reporter we, Zhang says the president tweets. These attacks are un American and must stop Children testify. They watched George Floyd die under the knee of former Minneapolis
Grave concern for women and children targeted in northern Mozambique
"Disturbing reports of targeted attacks against civilians have continued to emerge from the northern mozambique town of palmer mocking a serious escalation of violence and volatility in the cabo delgado region issuing the alert on tuesday. You agencies reported that dozens of people had been killed during attacks by unnamed insurgents reportedly descended on the town at the weekend families have fled sporadic ongoing violence seeking refuge in the surrounding bush. Some of the six hundred and seventy thousand people who've been displaced by the insurgency. That began in october. Two thousand seventeen more than half. Our children explained marucci mccotter spokesperson for you and children's fund unicef. We aren't acting more children. And again as i said there were already. Three hundred. thousand children is placed income. That's an extraordinary large number of children who are displaced right now and they are in desperate need of out of in addition to continuing insecurity in mozambique's north. The response has been hampered by a severe lack of funding with the two hundred and fifty four million dollar appeal. only one percent funded.
What good soft skills look like with Kristen Palana
"Is joining us. Thanks for having us. I think for having us for some added context leon is also my wife and has been with our company almost since the beginning circus and you have a long impressive resume of all the things you do. Tell us a little bit about your background. Sure i'm actually coming to you from malawi in southern africa where have been living since twenty. Nineteen i'm actually Doing are in communication for two. Un organizations unfpa in unison have background is a university professor. And i'm scared to say that. It's been since two thousand but i was in my twenties when it started so i'm not that old i've been working with people on four continents students and other artists and workers. And what have you and soft skills. Actually a huge difference between someone doing really well and sort of fizzling out enough they're quote unquote really talented. Some looking forward to talking about it more. We actually found you through a highly rated you to meet horse titled soft skills clear success how to be excellent at work. How did you start teaching these skills. It's funny because your professors when you're in university probably one of their least favourite things they have to do. but we'll do is be an academic advisor. They tell you what classes you're supposed to take and if you get a good one the lawsuit can help you get into the career that you want and give you advice and i actually. Even though i wasn't looking forward to doing these meetings all day long. I found that i was actually quite good at it. And so alongside teaching our digital media illustration and animation. I found that my students were coming to me quite a lot for advising and i was teaching in new york city in new jersey and then for ten years in rome italy and then three years ago we moved to men mar and they're actually wasn't my field in the universities there so i started teaching for organizations and ad agencies. They're junior staff helping them. Be more confident at work. Be more able to ask questions able to give presentations basically not be so timid. So that's sort of how. I started with the soft skills class i. It was an online resource to a live training. I did in men mar and then once that was over i put it online and opened it up to a more international audience and now i'm helping also students here in malawi with that as well
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"World everybody is the un and that also means not just us getting out and listening better it also means bringing civil society youth business local leaders much more into our buildings much more into our decision making processes and i think that's going to be a key aspect of the reform. I think that's a key. Demand of how the un can grew more inclusive. And i think the secretary general will come forward with very concrete suggestions in that regard. I mean there's already been big progress in that. I mean in my area in the united nations high commissioner for refugees which i served four close to twenty years. I saw during those two decades. How the role of civil society actors change dramatically and how they grew invoice in unhcr political parts of the un. Still have some way to go to better integrate the voices of diverse stakeholders but that if were to main re relevant and that if which remain to grow in impact will be absolutely critical. A no doubt will be the content of very concrete suggestions the news headlines. Now the high commissioner for human rights has echoed concerns voiced by the un secretary general about mob violence at the us capitol building on wednesday. Which temporarily disrupted the confirmation of president elect joe biden condemning. What she characterized as the destructive impact of sustained deliberate distortion of facts and incitement to violence and hatred by political leaders. Michelle bachelet said that electoral fraud allegations have been made to try to undermine the right to political participation. The un rights chief added that she was encouraged to see that senators have been able to resume their work. She called on political leaders including the president of the united states to disavow false dangerous narratives and encouraged their supporters to do so as well at a press briefing geneva on friday spokesperson for the high commissioner. Ravina sham donny. Called out the inciteful rhetoric that had incurred supporters of president trump to storm the us capital. We are concerned that some of the protesters were purely displaying symbols of racial and ethnic hatred and white supremacy including the confederate flag clothes displaying anti-semitic logos and a news erected from across the capital we condemn this display off overtly racist symbols. And we call on all the political leaders to also condemn the use of such overtly racist symbols to the middle east. Now where the gulf cooperation. Council's declaration recognizing. The importance of unity among its members has been welcomed by the un secretary general. The gulf bloc's announcement comes after regional relations soured in two thousand seventeen audi arabia. The united arab emirates bahrain and egypt severed diplomatic and ties with cata alleging that it supported terrorist organizations are claimed that catered denied in a statement issued by his office attorney. Guitarist expressed his gratitude to those from the region and beyond including the late may of kuwait and late sultan of man. Who he said had worked. Tirelessly towards resolving the gulf rift the chief also welcomed the announcement on opening the space land and sea borders between saudi arabia the united arab emirates. Bahrain egypt indicator to the central african republic cer where more than two hundred thousand people have fled their homes amid post-election violence raising the alert the un refugee agency. Unhcr said that at least thirty thousand had fled into neighboring..
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"I think the unique role of the united nations is facilitating the responsible management of global public goods global public health in an interconnected interdependent. World is a public good and yet the mechanisms we have in place seem to need greater empowerment. Better deal with the threats to global health. I think what's in demand is a un that is more inclusive that those who have their hands on the levers of power the diversity of actors in the world is very different from what it was seventy five years ago and if the un is to be relevant it has to better reflect the diversity of stakeholders and then he has to grow more focused more effective in addressing. What a truly global public goods. And i think the secretary general will be coming back on the demand of the security council demand that was nurtured by our work with very concrete proposals on how to go about that but the key thing will be ensuring that as the public will to put those recommendations of the secretary general inter action. Yes oh really that brings me to my final question. And it was whether the un itself has a bright future in addition to multi-lateralism. And i should say there were speaking a day. After supporters of president trump storm the us capitol building temporarily halting disputed of november's presidential election result in addition to that stunning development. We've also had of course the whole cova ordeal that you spoken about and all sorts of toxic disinformation and distrust online of institutions and indeed vaccines and just with that in mind for brito. I mentioned the calls for reform that were thrown up by the survey. Could you maybe touch on those please. One of the things. We have to be very mindful of an i say this somebody who's the un across all continents and often conflict areas will. My life is to findings one that the un has very broad support. There's no question of that and it seen even as more important moving forward than it was over the past seventy five years but at the same time the un is seen as rather remote and people are not fifty percent of the people are not aware of how it's had any direct impact in their lives. So were the. Un is supported. but we're also seeing a little bit out of touch and a little bit. Were remote and i think one of the things. One of the challenges for all of us is is is to get the un out on the streets. I mean the un cannot be seena something locked behind compounds with massive fences were an elite of diplomats. An elite of international public servants discuss the problems of the world among themselves. We have to get out of our white landcruisers in the field. We have to get out of office. Blocks in manhattan and geneva and addis and santiago and help grow and understanding to the un is not some remote bureaucracy where all the un in an interconnected interdependent..
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"Sorry for the pronunciation being quarantine. He used music there to get in touch with young people and explained about covert and ready to express solidarity. Maybe you could put some flesh on that story for me. You pronounce your thin and that this is story was powerful because gristle is a young khabour and he worked with un team in bolivia and it was really powerful because he used he book to civilize about and here a game it. Bob is a would like to say it exists everywhere not only one country so we it again. If misinformation is a global issue then the answer is also global and this is what the job was very effective because he lives there he suffered there. He was without work. I mean he needed to survive like in when kristoff talk about the local populations in in in africa. He said i mean varies economic issues. We we cannot just think okay. Putin moscow do this. And that i mean. They have really economic problems in greece. Even with they all his problems he wanted to help. He wanted to be part of the solution singing and doing what he knows to do. Thank you that salons and quickly to al. If i may it would be interesting to hear your insight because you and i together here. It your engine. We've covered the ebola crisis not only in the democratic republic of the congo but there are so many similarities. Aren't there between the approach to how you tackle something as deadly as ebola as you might have also approached covert and the question of trust is one. That's really important to getting the trust of the communities and overcoming stigma. What do you think about what kristof said any. Did that bring up any memories of al coverage of ebola in the past there essential. Thank you salons years. That's right it's not enough to have a vaccine and regarding what is the said. It's not enough to have a vaccine the disease you have also the bought of the community or your health interventions won't work and i think won't health organization has this time in a gang press conference over the years in geneva this also cutting off respecting traditional beliefs in light of the funeral practice. That transmitted disease after munoz became infect by touching the defendant. So it's this kind of things can only be addressed by people who have the trust of the community. And i want to complete them by evoking some listen from ebola in west africa where the community engagement was one of the key to stop the spread of disease and in the fight against covid nineteen it highlights importance of building trust working with the healthcare workers and communities thank you. I know that is something that all of the humanitarian coordinators of the united nations all humanitarian 's would echo because one of the things they say to us when we talk to them is. Oh my goodness got so many meetings. I can't get into the field enough because that's where you stay in contact with people on. That's where you really understand what the needs are on the ground so that issue of trust is obviously very difficult to define. But it's something that you can't do without on. I think salons and alpha unless you have anything else to say that brings us to the end of our first. Un catch-up datelined geneva. I don't think we will take this forward listeners. If your happy with this we would love to hear from you at n geneva. Just get in touch with information service. And maybe you have a store that you'd like to share because we'd like to hear from you so just remains for me to thank salaj tailgate gutters and alfred yellow from geneva. My name is daniel johnson until next time..
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"The your impartiality and independence is secure. All of those things are crucial to enable us to do our jobs properly. But i think what twenty twenty showed us even the most aggressive politicians who would previously have been throwing their public service news organizations. Weren't they needed them. Everybody knew that this year the public service media was absolutely crucial to the safe functioning of society and to protect the media and protect public service. Media in particular is crucial to that functioning of society to democracy to freedom and in this case to public health. Thank you. you've explained my last question. Which was what is it that so unique about your union your membership that means that you should continue to justify your position near post covid world. I get the sense that you will be providing the same traditional news bulletins which getting big pickup among the public. But that you're also going to be providing something new but hopefully not with less. I mean we all need to be more efficient and we need to do what we can be the most value for money that we can be given a lot of funding in some cases. All of the funding comes from the public and we really understand the responsibility that we have in that regard but security if that funding is crucial to be able to develop and grow you mentioned that the innovation that we making the shift towards digital has not slowed down at all this year. We have a phrase in journalism that when you have a disaster or something terrible that happens as everybody else is running away as the journalist are running into it. When in this case the rest of the industry was closing down we juicing more output we were introducing new programs we were taking our content onto new platforms and we were launching tiktok accounts. We were launching instagram accounts. We were introducing audience. Engagement through our bull cost. It was a year for us of innovation yes in some ways forced innovation but with really fantastic results. And that's what we need to learn from what worked how we to continue to engage more without insights and future. Because that's i remember on it's hugely important enough. The headlines the un world food program wfp formally accepted it's nobel peace prize on thursday with a moving acceptance speech from the head of the agency who appealed for help for two hundred and seventy million people towards starvation. Please don't ask us to choose who lives and who dies. Said david beasley. Wfp executive director warning that famine is humanity's step for millions and millions of people..
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"That's really important to getting the trust of the communities and overcoming stigma. What do you think about what kristof said any. Did that bring up any memories of of ebola in the past there essential done. Thank you salons years. That's right it's not enough to have a vaccine and regarding what is the black said it's not enough to have a vaccine Disease you have to get also the support of the community or your health. Interventions won't work. And i think one tenth organization has this time in again a press conference over the years in geneva. This also cutting off respecting traditional beliefs in light of the funeral. Practice that transmitted disease after munoz can infect by touching the defendant. So it's kind of things can only be addressed by people who have the trust of the community and i want to complete them by evoking some listen from ebola in west africa whereas the community engagement was one of the key to stop the spread of disease and in the fight against covid nineteen it highlights importance of building trust working with the healthcare workers and communities thank you l. i know that is something that all the humanitarian coordinators of the united nations all all humanitarian 's would echo because one of the things they say to us when we talked to them is. Oh my goodness. I've got so many meetings. I can't get into the field enough because that's where you stay in contact with people on. That's what you really understand. What the needs are on the ground so that issue of trust is obviously very difficult to define. But it's something that you can't do without on. I think salon and alpha unless you have anything else to say that brings us to the end of our first. Un catch-up datelined geneva. I think we will take this forward listeners. If your happy with this we would love to hear from you at geneva. Just get in touch with information service. And maybe you have a story that you'd like to share because we'd like to hear from you so just remains for me to thank solarte's gate got as and alfred yellow from geneva. My name is daniel johnson until next time..
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"Not just on the new corona virus in fact but on deadly ebola disease which is endemic in the country along with cholera measles and malaria. This is a massive task almost as fast as the country itself which is the size of western europe and home to the un peacekeeping mission moscow. But it's more urgent than ever as the country faces a new infections. Spike in all provinces to help understand how radio capi is tackling the problem of rumors and misinformation. I spoke to the station's head of strategic communication and public information. Christoph video rack. I started by asking him for the latest news on covid nineteen india congo. Unfortunately for covy we are now in a situation where receive signal often increase of second wave of covid in most in kinshasa abbott also in khiva winning in most of the provinces of the congo is. Just you know it's just coming back. We have to take or the measures of precaution. I must say that the situation is not the same. He in congo is lots of economic problems. Lots of problems of peace and security. So there was all the you know is difficult in some part of kinshasa to find to see some people who are wearing masks now but there is clearly a need given. The alarming signaled that we receive to read sensitize. And that's what we we have done since the biggest thing on the radio coffee but we are going to talk about. That's absolutely an unassured. Say that own. Maybe you could give us an insight into democratic republic of the congo. It's a vast country. So how do you go about tailoring. Your programming to the different needs of the country. How many transmitters do you have for example over there. we have forty transmitters. Radio copy is actually the regio number one in the country lesson lesson kinshasa because they re some competition which is very good that very healthy but in the rest of the country out the regular number one we have to not weekly audience of twenty three million people forty transmitters in most of the provinces of the country and we are so developing some partnership with local communities. That's a radio that the un regular was bonding. Two thousand and twenty eight and our daily struggle is to provide credible and reliable information about.
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"Let's make sure. . That we have a global ceasefire, , let's make sure that you'll have a vaccine and let's make sure that when we rebuild our economies through so. . Fifteen. . This. . Is Colin from U. N.. . News. . September marks the most high profile period in the calendar the opening of the new General Assembly. . session. . This year is a special, , the organization as it reaches its seventy fifth year. . But preparations of overshadowed by the global. . covid nineteen pandemic which has led to practically all of the events surrounding the general debates of the General Assembly being moved online. . Ahead of the opening, , you news may Yakub sense down an appropriate distance with the UN Secretary General Antonio Guitarist in this special that his own podcast find out what he wants to get out of the event and what can be salvaged from a year ridden with multiple crises. . May began the interview on the subject that can't be ignored covid nineteen and Austin UN chief to assess global progress so far I'm very worried. . I mean the pandemic Sean, , the enormous fragility of the world's the not only ration- tool. . The coffee that I mean, we , have friend Julia. . Climate Change to the lawlessness in cyberspace even to the risks of nuclear proliferation to the impacts of inequality. . In the cohesion of societies but the the vitals that is a microscopic vitals has put us on our knees, , and unfortunately, , these should lead to a lot of humility in world leaders and to unity and solidarity fighting the coverage. . Now that as we know unit, , each country has adopted some strategy and we see the result, , the vitals as progress to hear, , and at the same time, , there is not enough solidarity in relation to the developing countries and we see all in the. . People are suffering so much and to a certain extent disease negative for everybody because. . If we are not able to address properly the COVID also in developing countries. . The vitals goes back and forth and. . We will pay a heavy price even in the richest countries in the world. . What would you hope government and community to do to overcome and emerge stronger? ? We need everybody to work together in cooperation, , and now we have a good test and the test is the treatment and the vaccine. . It is absolutely essential that the vaccine be considered a global public good people's vaccine and that we want have a competition of countries trying to get as many vaccines as possible for themselves. . Forgetting about those that have less resources, , we need a vaccine for everybody everywhere in affordable. . The conditions because we will only be safe everybody's safe to think that <hes> we can preserve the rich people and let the people <hes> suffer. . It's a it's a stupid mistake because <hes> <hes>, , there is no way. . Everybody will not pay heavy price if not everybody is properly. . Supported by the vaccination. . On Climate Change Covid nineteen may have diverted attention and resources away from the urgent need for climate action and you have said categorically, , people have to raise their voices. . Business has to their site. . Major emitters need to do more to save our planet. . You'd recently said call is going up in smoke. . What are three key things that must be done immediately for the Paris accord to work and the word to shift skier so we What is our objective? ? The objective has been defined by the scientific community. . We absolutely must limit the growth in temperature to one point, , five degrees namely at the end of the century for that, , we need to have coronal throw in twenty fifty, , and for that, , we need to have a reduction of about forty five percents of emissions in the next. . So the objectives clear. . How can we reach them? ? We need a total commitment special if the big images to all the transformation elections, , inanity, , negative culture, , you need history in transportation in all his whole life. . We need transformational actions that make it possible to reach those objectives and it's very simple. . We should stop spending money taxpayers, , money and subsidies for fossil fuels. . We should massively invest in renewable energy because it's cheaper, , it's most profitable. . It's it's not only the right thing to do is the best economic sink to do <hes>. . We need to stop the construction of coal plants we need to invest. . In. . New Forms of mobility namely through electric cars we've invested in either login that is the will of the future. . And at the same time, , we need to conduct the. . Protection of Biodiversity Protection of forests <hes> transformation. . In formations in our agriculture <hes>. . In, , all these aspects we need to work together with a common strategy and with the clear objective, , we need to be carbon neutral in twenty fifty. . The twenty thirty deadline set for the achievement of these seventeen sustainable goals is really not too far away. . How should world leaders refocused efforts? ? To achieve a disease after all, , it's our blueprint. . For a more sustainable and equitable planet, , we'll because of the covid nineteen in the needles to recover economists, , we are spending trillions of dollars at the present moment. . So if you are spending billions of dollars, , let's do it in line with the sustainable development goals that's fluid in line with agenda twenty thirty. . Let's <hes> rebuilt. . Is Better. . With more equity fighting inequality, , more sustainability, , fighting climate change and all the other aspects of relevant in this Central Government Wolves beat the delegation of poverty be to the protection of the oceans beat. . Seems ready to education to health to governance. . So the the cover these threats is a problem, , but it is also an opportunity because as to change. . We can change in the right direction as we are mobilizing massive resources to rebuild. . We can rebuilt in the right direction and our blueprint must be the agenda twenty thirty and disassembly Robbins schools. . The UN has been around for seventy five years and you've called on everyone to participate actively in the UN seventy-five conversations. . especially, , those not often heard including youth you have spoke to you. . But. . Also, , you were often in listening mode. . What encouraged you from those conversation with us A very strong commitment of us to International Corporation <hes>. . The Yankees much more cosmopolitan than my generation. . They feel universalist approach to problems. . They understand that we need to be together and so the stand that we need a stronger multi-lateralism but the multi-lateralism that is also multilateralists in which they can participate a decision making. . And these very strong commitment of the young people to ideas like universal coverage to ideas like the climate action to ideas like <hes> more justice inequality in our societies gender equality. . Fight Against Racism all these aspects show a very. . Young people. . That is the biggest hope I ever to our. . Common. . Future. . Some twenty-five years ago the Beijing Declaration was a historic turning point for advancing the rights of women. . But Millennia of Patriarchy have resulted in a male dominated world. . What would you like to see men do to ensure we have gender policy party and equality men must understand that it is these are. . Not only of women to have gender equality agenda parody because the world will be better. . It is relieving a male dominated world with a male dominated culture. . That is why it is so important Indian which parity and we have done it at top level, but , we need to do it everywhere. . There is essentially a question of power. . And we need to have I. don't . like to use empowering women. . It looks like we're giving bullet women. . Power novel is not given it's taken, , but we need to have women moving in order to assert their role in society, , and we need men understanding that that is a positive thing for them. . Mr. . You've spoken passionately about inequalities and justice. . The. . Cause of many unfortunately problems in the war today. . What are some of the most damaging example of these and how can multilaterism be the answer for all humankind to benefit it's very shocking from the point of view of wealth and income to see percents of humankind having more resources than off of the world's population. . But I would say the most shocking aspects of inequality are not necessarily linked to money. . It's equality linked to discriminations in relation to gender inflation to. . <hes>. . Racist. . Innovation to religion insulation to. . People with this with ability in addition to the LGBTQ community. . I mean we need to have a society in which cohesion is all objectives which we need to invest in the collision to make every community indigenous communities. . Minorities in societies, , every community to feel that their identities respected but they also they are part of the society as a whole. . Mr Finally the ward the last word is for you. . This is a virtual general assembly. . Devoid from the usual trump far. . But full of urgency and Gravitas and hope. . What would you want? ? Would leaders and the public to take away from this UN Jason Of course many things, , but if I would have to choose. . Priorities I would say, , let's make sure. . That we have a global ceasefire. . Let's make sure that you'll have a vaccine that is a global public good at People's vaccine, , and let's make sure that when we rebuild our economies new to each governor. . That was UN Secretary General Antonio guitarfish speaking to you a news current unit chief May Yaacob for the special three. . UN. . General Assembly addition of our flagship podcast the zone. . I'm Connor Lennon thanks for
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"This is list Kapiti at U. N.. News. Although Afghanistan's covid nineteen crisis is vast. What people really want our jobs insecurity according to a senior U N relief. Official. In an interview with UN news is Daniel Johnson the UN Development Programs Representative there Abdullah Dardari explains how the agency is already helping the government to confront the pandemic and supporting the rising number of families falling into poverty. The first thing you could notice in Afghanistan that the country is at the cusp of potential peace process, and now it's moving forward with that these processes the covid nineteen did set back some progress in attainment of the SDG's improvement in economic growth improvement, institutional setups, and deficiencies. A covid nineteen was a shock that setback many of those nascent and modest achievements so. Interrupted what around thirty, five, thousand official cases of COVID infection, but likely much greater really given the lack of testing. Indeed we follow the infection scenarios, vitamin C of Public Health and they vary between the official figure and about twelve million infections. So this is a vast vast pandemic in. Afghanistan. So in your travels I don't know how much you get around the country and I'm not sure what your access is across the country giving security considerations. But what are people telling you what do they need now most urgently even though covid nineteen is a tremendous challenge people need to immediately things security and jobs, and they remained the top challenges at least in the minds of the people which require a lot of communication and advocacy about. The risks of covid nineteen but people are in such dire economic situation and such dire security threats that until now, most of the people you meet tell you our first priority is jobs and security that you're suggesting that according to a UN development. Program report impact of the pandemic will cause a six and a quarter percent full in gross domestic product. The economy's going to take a nosedive because of the pandemic and it's going to see the. Poverty rate search by thirteen percent to sixty eight percents needed seven out of ten people in the country. What is the UN trying to do to turn that situation around I is to help the government in its efforts to halt and contain the pandemic. So there is what we call the first wave dealing with the infections providing AP's providing support to the health system. Secondly, there is recovery especially the early recovery, the U N. is working on. A number of packages for social protection, immediate social protection to reduce the negative impact on Artie, and as you can see from the report we are putting out we are building a number of those direct cash transfers to the elderly diarrhea cash transfers to sm SME's in addition to the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank..
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"This is Connor Lennon from UN news. The United Nations has been involved in the divided island of Cyprus for more than half a century policing and monitoring buffer zone between the Republic of Cyprus and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. The mission is headed up by Elizabeth. Spare the special representative of the Secretary General for Cyprus and is the first to have an all women. Leadership team in charge of the mission military forces and the police component when misbehavior came in Trois Soi U. N. new studio shortly after briefing the Security Council on latest developments. I asked her to explain. Why the UN is still needed on the island? The United Nations peacekeeping keeping force in Cyprus known as emphasis has been in Cyprus for many years now we were set up in one thousand nine hundred sixty four basically to respond to a situation didn't of conflict between two communities on the island the Greek-cypriot community and the Turkish Cypriot community. We've been there now for a number of decades cades and since then there has also been the defacto division of the island and so since nineteen seventy four. We are contending attending actually with With the buffer zone that is separating the two parts of the island so the mandate is basically to basically maintain maintain Common stability on on the ground to prevent a recurrence of fighting to contribute to law and order and also to promote a return to normal conditions conditions and these are all situations which seemed to be from another era. Many people go to Cyprus on holiday Turkey and holiday the Cyprus why is this buffer zone. Still needed if the conflict has ended or is frozen. Well this is The point there is Thankfully no violent conflict in Cyprus due to the to the conflict the original conflict but it remains a divided island and the conflict has not been resolved so one can say that it remains generally peaceful but but there is not genuine peace in fact the capital city. Nicosia is the last divided capital in Europe. And why is it so intractable. Well I think One can look at the number of places around the world where issues tend not to be resolved. There are always many Different reasons but essentially in order to resolve the conflict we need to have an agreement among all the parties involved and that involves evolves negotiations to arrive at a solution where all are ready with political will and readiness to compromise. And we have tried many times A- As you end to support Such negotiation process unfortunately hit has not come to fruition yet himself met the leaders of the two communities in November of lost year. Has any progress happened. As a result of that meeting the Berlin meeting in the end of November last year was was quite important because it was the first time the two leaders on Cyprus had met with the secretary general since the last round of talks ended inconclusively in July of twenty seventeen nineteen in Switzerland and they were able very clearly to reconfirm the basis. Of what would be the solution based on what Security Purity Council resolutions of the UN outline and that is to have a federation that would be by communal and buys zonal with political equality for both communities They also reconfirmed that. They wanted to get a deal done within a foreseeable horizon and the reaffirm firm the key elements that they would need to get there so that was important there is a reform process on peacekeeping ongoing AP action of peacekeeping which has been one of the focuses of the secretary general. What impact has had on on you and your mission I think it's very important impact for our peacekeeping mission because all all of the peacekeeping missions have been asked to look at the set of commitments? That make up the action peacekeeping agenda to see which of them They feel are important to pursue in order to become better peacekeeping missions to become more effective more efficient and to better fulfill our mandate mandate so of the various points of the action for peacekeeping agenda our peacekeeping mission unfancied chose. Was the area of advancing helping to advance political solutions safety and security issues and performance improving in in in in all of those news for me one of the most important things about action for peacekeeping is the fact that these are shared commitment so in other words more than one hundred and fifty member states the UN secretary and the peacekeeping missions on the ground have all agreed that in order to make peacekeeping fit for purpose in the twenty first century and beyond. We all have to do our part. Your missions quite especially in that aspect and the fact that is the first mission only have a female representative initiative in yourself also women needing both the uniform components military and police does that Present specific opportunities within your mission. I think definitely the it's presented a lot of opportunities so as you mentioned We are the first peacekeeping mission that has had both and at simultaneously the the head of the mission and the Special Representative of the Secretary General being a female so myself along with the head of the military component. Also being a woman and the head of our police and it It's not often that you you see women heading the what we call the uniform components. This is something that happened in twenty nineteen then the Our head of police unfortunately had to move on but we will soon have another replacement for her. which would be who will be another female and what? I did find wind in time that the three of us work together is that in addition to I think doing very Very effective work on the ground. We were a good I think we had a good demonstration fact and it shows that women can take these leadership positions in rather non traditional roles rules that they can be respected by all and effective. And I think that for our our separate counterparts it's also important didn't for their own police services and military and so forth to see that. Yes this is actually becoming quite normal that women not only are part of of the uniformed services they can actually serve at the leadership level headquarters we often hear about the inspirations of the UN to involve women more in the peace process How is your mission facilitating Veterans Ambrus? Yeah well certainly As as the UN does as a whole we are very committed as missions on the ground. The peacekeeping mission and the good offices mission in Cyprus to the women peace and security agenda and that does not only mean how we operate as a mission having women in senior leadership positions and also making sure that we mainstream the the role and end women's concerns throughout our work. But we're also trying to make sure that women's voices are heard within the peace process so that separate women are meaningfully involved in in the process so there are two ways in which I think. That's very important. One is to have more women involved in the formal track one negotiation negotiation process. There have been women. Both Turkish Greek separate women involved in the negotiations in the past although not at the top leadership positions and secondly to have a civil society women civil society also more involved lending their voice making ensure not only that women are involved but that women's concerns and their needs in terms of the peace process and the outcome are Duly reflected how do you see the situation in was evolving. Well our hope very much is that all of the parties will be ready to go back to the negotiating table In the near future and certainly the UN is ready to play our part. We have actually two missions on the ground. And I'm involved with both one is the peacekeeping mission and the other is the good offices mission which supports the actual peace negotiations so we are very hopeful as you end that we will be able to again support the parties to start negotiating to conclude a successful settlement to the to the Cyprus issue. And when you and your team interact with with people on the ground with separates on both sides of the dividing Riding Lion. What did they think well you know? We've we've actually conducted some polling on a fairly regular basis in Cyprus and Recent polling has confirmed what we've been seeing for a number of years and that is that a majority of Cypriots both Turku present greek-cypriots very much wished to to see a solution and wish to see the island reunited but unfortunately With every passing year. We see that those who believe that it's still possible. A are fewer and fewer. So I think there there's a need also to for the leadership to reassure the population that the only that this is still possible and that they will redouble their efforts to To to get to a solution but also that it will be beneficial for all..
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"This is Matt Wells at US news with molly facing what one UN rights experts called Dia Political Economic and social upheaval. The UN led humanitarian efforts in in the country of vitally important too much of the population and Beranger. Gaza Rabbe is the UN Deputy Special Representative in Mali where she oversees the work of twenty-one UN humanitarian unitarian agencies during a visit to U N headquarters in November Mugabe who has more than twenty years of experience with the United Nations in development and humanitarian assistance. Distance spoke to Connor Lennon. An explained that the current situation in Mali is very different and more difficult than it was when she first started working there the two thousand ninety was to be the coordinator and president of the United Nations ruined program in Mali. I was assist for the or the UN United Nations agencies. Acuna safe for her three Co you know the Burrito in sentence on so those agencies were working there where the the country was peaceful. There was no yeah used to have some programming in north because it's a huge country. One point three million square kilometres. It's a huge population. Nineteen million but then you hit body part of his not appropriate. What's new and it's it's it's a kind of cross the Sahara Oughta Hand Part Two thousand twelve. It changed scopes changed ecosystem. Changing we ever now peace and security to addressing development and humanitarian crises. Two thousand twelve. Could it tell military coup and then election two thousand thirteen eighteen now the new president who said over there but of course many things collapse you know look up at the economy look at the military system swept to that something. That's why two thousand ten or so was also the alive of this cord the group which invited the mighty so that way the French uh army has And then after it was peacekeeping so that's how the whole mission was set to help the concert get united because autosource also saying we're going to be separated from the country. So that's how molly was to sit up United County but to systematize the country and the setup for this institution which was completed down. And what was it like for the UN in Mali. At that time it must have been very frustrating to see a lot of the progress that you've made Mhm Go backwards. Yes Two thousand eleven actually to nine to the neighbor knows there and into even I was called here to be the assistance for departments departments and security. So somehow it was following. What's going on in mighty but of course for me? Even though there was nothing was perfect but it was not as such which today and then when I went back in fact that was asked scheduled for can allow me to go back to see really. What's happened molly? So two thousand fifteen hours for supporting it to be the the deputy special representative Over there and they didn't give this issue told you development humanitarian reading and so on and that's how I look at on and has all my goodness. Many things changed because the hip to build the army have hor protection security the whole zone over there and not in Sim time negotiating. Peace to make sure that the or the petition. The North South are united. In that together they built the country and the other complication. I presume is the fact that these issues in terms of peace and security don't just affect molly it's the whole Sahel region today. You stayed alive today. Yes some people will do is say that maybe the collapse of Libya is also brought a lot of arms and the trafficking in the horse. It's a huge huge huge place in that race. So you cannot maybe the Horse Protection of the territory and therefore the horror part if you look at decided. Maybe maybe people don't know but they can look at the map. Mattie is is not the best seven countries so those countries surrounding Mali. If if money's not fixed belies it it can affect the region and now we see cannot fussell NESIB are different. Defict it and if for you the borders the borders are not protected. So people can comment on ten saucer of traffic. And you know and You've had to improve your coordination with colleagues in those countries burkino-fasso affinity is into an fact. Matta fact we today. We're just attending the grobler. Could Nigga meeting here in New York and we'll talk Okara about the cross border issues. We have initiated with my two colleague initiative can I I saw a program where how to set up a pro going to cross-border dimension in most of countries in Africa can just cross the border you can go with these greener pasture the other side in the comeback so so this is a how population leave so with this or the trouble I think has been challenged for the population. Did across the Rhine. And then having the you know disco the group attacking them and those of course appropriation have been a deary. We have a lot of internal depress people. We have to feed them. We have to do everything for for them because they've lifted prices now the challenge humanitarian coordinator. How do we work with you and agencies with humanitarian to make sure that people are fed fed the Keita can school can do it? If and when you ask the question to discern these press people would they didn't dream is to go back to prices but this president who would they have to go back to the security if everything over there so we're facing kind of humanitarian program first because of insecurity an impact is huge. So we have to fix that. They'll have to make sure that the working hard if you don't do then can affect other regions the other countries his indigent. And can you see a way forward can you. Can you foresee a situation where this region can become stabilized new. So how how do you think that will have. I don't think that you win can do alone I think the UN is supporting. The Nation's is a lot of talk among a member state those countries are so. Don't forget the independent sovereign there they. There're civilian it. I think that's discussion being done in Africa neon in Agent Commission for the West Africa recorded recorded caused is economic commission for Africa with Africa. Those discussions going on among the Minister of Defense Minister of security. But of course the county can come together and say oh. My goodness decision is becoming really critical. acute how do we go together this to you head about initiative G. Five Suheil. When when he hit the child will confess Nazir Mali and Mauritania but now is also being looked at in a broadway or the West Africa? Because when you see if you don't fix the pro- resemble appropriate in this book and I saw and initiated muddy you are fixed so so the countries that are affected so this has to be recalculated video and a lot of initiative going being done now discussion on how to improve the security in the region. Of course we've supporter opinion or for the Mumba State Canada. US under orders. And you have rock today with your bucks in Mali or more circa thirty four troop-contributing countries in this country's or someone to help me to see see also the same partners so walking conversa- working initiated. There's a lot of initiative going on. I think maybe one day we quantitive. I hope that the climate of course has been important to you in development work in this call with droughts another former extreme weather affect people but now it seems that just move much more into the peace and security field. It's being seen as a threat. MULTIPLIER CSPAN EXP a bit about how the issue of climate change has impacted your work. I think if you look at this here legion. is his bill the low to initiative on on the system. How you fixed it the environment? Because it's very dry is very provided video zillion from account Competition Africa when everything's green in the decision. You just find almost everything's Detroit right especially north and it's been already even before it even a crisis before this challenge. It has been hard. But the decision was really zillion to establish stomach was system to protect the environment but today is being challenged by not only for Sahara. Desert is regaining down down in down in the SIM time. This conflict inflict doesn't help because of a petition are being displaced. When you there is no way to fix the environment you live in and protect the environment endure liver so this is eggs are being what we call? The climate change did is affecting that region so in one sense we have the conflict you know. And then there's some time so the climate change salvage you have some of the Place used to work around in the drive around. You have even assemble Divo- which had almost a dry so this is the issue. Did you have to address not only conflict but also the climate change can be harsh people and you're seeing. The conflict in certain is being caused or exacerbated climate change is accelerating absolute three three and is also another thing. We have to address that we're talking about is when we talk about the number one number two is such a thing zero zero hunger and food insecurity if you are displaced. You don't have time to do the agriculture to fix your budget than you ever came. It changes US exhibit. So we re EXP you know. Somehow we are worried about the next year or next in the next years will be very very us. We may visited a crisis will for food insecurity and how to feed people because if there is insecurity it is no way to do the culture the culture and there's no way to occupy the space and they do a lot of taking care of the environment of the planet and you can't trust environment as you said but can you. Can you plan for that kind of situation. Can you help the population to adapt better. Be More resilient. Wherever we con- we do we'll wh- do even there? Is this insecurity. Maybe one point I even we have insecurity. We did even on the ground because of course we have this biscuit. Musician is helping my for example. I'm Marie sitting down with the civilian and military Thaddeus to hit a dialogue to look at how can secure some of the zone white disagree Is offered by the forces then we can go and deliver lever. That's the press with maybe no having the police close to us and during the patrol we can continue to deliver but innocent time. Humanitarian have been a very very you know so amazingly different one the ground by having to call the acceptance policy they can leave everywhere they can just go in remote areas to civil life so in that sense we can say that not not everywhere is rock like that we can. We can deliver not pro. Britney Wrong Grahn. We can adjust if you think about stability but sustainability is is going to win every piece Lee peace and stability we can hope to have a long term stability better is now ten scored. We are trying to see what we can survive report or for some of the basic services..
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"This is connor linen from UN news the growth of anti-semitism worldwide is a sign that other forms of hatred and xenophobia are becoming more destructive and widespread the UN special reporter on freedom of religion or belief Akhmed Shaheed warned on Friday when I spoke to Mr Shaheed elections to the Human Rights Council Mr Shaheed began by confirming that the global rise in antisemitic violence is significant and worrying if you look at the data published we see global level of thirty eight percent from last year from the current here. That's the mega statistics of course this is misleading because not much has collected but there is evidence from different context that in each context there is a rise in antisemitism both objective incident and the subject of fear that many communities feel around allowed reasons well you know antisemitism long known as Canary in the coal mine of go ahead of of hatred and things start to go wrong you know the first time to get authentic vintage Semitism so we're seeing global search global snobby affairs stop that end to Simpson is is we have the online dimension which is feeding globe the surge of hatred again antisemitism is part of that Aziz said that indicates that hates Jimmy is becoming more of a problem absolutely I I think we're seeing around the world from poems of hatred rising and was I do find in my work. That antisemitic incidents tend to become more violent than puddle the other forms of hatred as again a reason why I did focus on this subject report this time and Cubans finding solutions to this we have we changed the situation well I look at for human rights to interest in this issue I advocate for any immediate practical tips including steps based on the questions like enforcing laws have in laws in place enforce in those the same time education is a key factor and ensuring that we address current issues and also prevent future occurrence of antisemitic hatred? Now you've been interested in the area of human rights for a very long time even early in your career in the Maltese you folks on human rights you created the Maldives national human commission what was the interest in this topic in particular well I have always been quite offended by by hatred I've always been by how widespread antisemitism is in my own country where they have never been a Jewish presence but it's all white spend every place you go and like I said I am very concerned my mandat about rising global intolerance and I think that business todd off is the oldest hatred because if e learning how toxic and Iran and you face a lot of criticism from the Iranian authorities. When you're in that role why do you think that is I think every times women's picks up for human rights somebody who will not be happy with that I think Iran's case to have a long history of not really object and human rights you will recall the the former supreme leader Ayatollah Khomeini had called human rights Zionist conspiracy Because of course the Mumbo Jumbo Satan's decide bruce Pondimin right violations so it goes the core of their being to challenge on human rights not deal with that criticism but if you are speaking up for the government of Iran they are public response would be denial and of course some hatred I suppose but then I do find almost every instance take a step back so there is the his If you like some impact of the work we do and that keep us going I think important to highlight that I am not the UN That I am infant expert acting or forms of intolerance discussion based on our belief so my job is to see how states I implementing this or not doing that and of ideas and how that may go forward I am one of fifty one or more experts will come from what academia sometimes NGO sector to advise member states on issues we think is important for them to look into what as you mentioned you're independent voice you can say what Nyc have your thoughts about the countries that are elected to the council yesterday yes it's distressing.
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"Yeah but let's lead the picture a little bit so we have this huge space base. It's four stories on all these levels are at the very bottom are are where the countries are going to set the delegates from those countries and and as the floors go up all of the support you know all of their staff are going to be sitting in all of these other organizations that are invited have placed at different points in the room and interpreters and there's a ton of people are going to this exactly. I estimated very large catering bill if you were if you were catering very the general assembly and I think what's really special or when we were there. Can we saw empty but in a few weeks it's going to be a full house because the General Assembly kicks off so third Tuesday in September. There's a Tuesday in September and so this year it's September seventeenth if I remember correctly and because the G. A. is not just a place. It's an event right. It takes place every year from September to December is what's called his main part and it's the general debate and what kind of the bulk of what the six committees that make up the General Assembly actually do it's amazing because these six committees basically discuss everything a wanted to cover that what they discussed in the Nabet question all right. I might have an answer so six committees discuss everything from disarmament and international security economic economic and financial matters social humanitarian and cultural issues. There's a special political committee that deals with issues like decolonization and then finally you have two committees that deal deal with the administrative and budget side and then the legal side for these international treaties that do come out of the General Assembly and when you think about how special it is that at this is every single country one hundred ninety three of them that are part of the United Nations get to each have an equal say in the matters that are discussed on the floor so the simplest form the statement that our tour guide made one country one vote exactly right so I view this as a giant family kitchen table breath sort of like. We're going to hash things out talk about it. Discuss it right so my question is who sits where how do they decide like okay. This is your location occasion because that's tough enough at my family true right. Who's going to sit at the head. WHO's got the first seat right in the first row. I think it's really sweet. I think it just shows again. How how how much of an effort the United Nations makes to to have this equality amongst countries in this very public stage in arena and so what they actually do is draw a lottery and so they just kind of pull a country out of a hat you know and this is how I'm imagining it and and they read out the country and who whatever country that is that country gets to sit in the first seat of the first row and then after that they go alphabetically in English so oh right so for example if they picked. I don't know Oh so last year last year. The first country was molly okay and then after that it would be whoever comes after Molly Alphabet Alphabetical. 'em Away and all the way back all that is really cool. I feel like they should to have that on television sort of like the NFL yeah that'd be the only sports reference that I can make. That's okay well. That's really cool. I think got a very diplomatic way to make that very fair. So one of the reasons like you said that we had to be so quiet. in the General Assembly was because we kind of took a tour we didn't actually we kind of joined a tour yeah we do we tagged along with a group of kids who learned one specific item that has been decided at the gym in the General Assembly and they were captivated. I mean all of these kids. Were sitting there and not a single. One of them was looking on their phone. They were just really completely absorbed in the story that the yeah the tour guide was saying which was a little bit about what you're talking about the anti-landmine yeah right yeah and it was essentially there were if you go back about twenty five years ago there was an estimated twenty six thousand deaths per year by landmines which is a staggering number and over eighty percent of those deaths or write about eighty percent of them were civilians and a large number were women and children now. which is I mean it's crushing because these are people people who obviously had nothing to do with those land mines being in the ground and they're the ones who are the most effected by their presence and maybe you can speak to sort of like the steps of the process but I thought it was very telling that you have to start somewhere and take step one and this sort of gained momentum throughout the years yeah anti-landmine and mine treaty right exactly and like you said in order to get to a point where we have a treaty somebody has to say let's talk about this issue in the General Assembly and so they started talking talking about it in one thousand nine hundred three and it was the seventy ninth resolution of that year which basically said okay we're going to start to convene and and this is officially putting this issue on the table for us as a general assembly as a world as a set of United Nations to discuss step step one yeah and then the next year which was the seventy fifth resolution of that General Assembly they said okay? Let's commit to stop exporting these landmines and so this is kind of the beginning of the process to killing the market right because if you stop your supply then hopefully you'll you'll affect your demand end up to and then in the next couple of years what you have was a international ban and then eventually you have of this anti-landmine convention that was passed in one thousand nine hundred seven which eventually became a full international law in those steps three and four and I should say like we understand things has happened in between here right of course but it all starts with inside the General Assembly people talking about in agreeing on something the other part I liked about the tour that I learned. It doesn't mean that it is one hundred ninety three countries two zero right to get something done. Even in this instance there were one hundred twenty two countries who signed signed on initially exactly not everybody was onboard but more can come on so for example. Currently there's one hundred sixty four countries now who have ratified exactly well. What was the outcome. Let's talk about the outcome a little bit. It's pretty amazing so you know over the years of this discussion. They came up with the law. They have very specific outcomes which were agreeing to stop sales agreed to stop production so they've kind of killed the market and then the final commitment listed the removal of landmines that were already in the ground. If I remember correctly actually they destroyed over forty eight million landmines mazing. I mean all of these countries got together and all of a sudden you went from having twenty six thousand deaths a year in the mid nineties to forty million mines no longer in the ground. I think you could easily say that they have saved saved over a quarter of a million live. I know in the last twenty I mean. How cool is that done? Countries get together lives are saved if think big take the first step up and just keep going keep going right yeah and I think for me what the UN is all about is taking these small steps to achieve something great in the and and coming up. I mean right now. A perfect example of that is like we're saying the J. IS GONNA kick off in a couple of weeks and that first part of the General Assembly is what's called the general debate and the major distinction that I didn't know yeah of course it's well why would you you know you're you're actually work at the right yeah yeah so the major item on this agenda is the sustainable development agenda which was passed in two thousand fifteen just a few years ago and again and this is member state driven. I'm so what that meant was. These are seventeen themes seventeen visions seventeen goals which are the sustainable development winkles Hashtag global goals there you go and Hashtag U. N. G. A. N. G. A. Here we go yes so the SDG's they come come up everywhere and always when you're in and right now in studio there in the studio there is a poster up seventeen sustainable development goals when I came to the UN today I went into wash my hands and I went to drive them. In here is sustainable development goal twelve responsible consumption and production in reference to paper towels versus hand-driers and the result is one third as much carbon being emitted eliminates paper waste and reduces water consumption. You you find these things all the time and I don't WanNa get too far ahead but there is a natural alignment between the sustainable development goals and individuals behavior sometimes sometimes they don't have to be thinking about goals to be working towards them and I think that really speaks to how the goals came into effect because again this was members say driven but not just that there was member state driven in the General Assembly but rather that each of these countries went back to their own countries and said and asked what what should we do. What should we place emphasis on and the next year at the General Assembly. They came back and said okay. This is what we concentrate on and I remember I joined the UN actually the year that the sustainable development agenda was passed and I remember that year long discussion that we'd had I was working in Chile at the time and what was important to the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. What did they want to concentrate concentrate on. What were the targets that they wanted to focus on and what did they then wanted to show progress towards because really these seventeen goals are for the people and for the planet Lina in order to achieve peace and prosper and it's important to note there that this comes what you're saying is from the bottom of it comes from the people of the country speaking to their delegates delegates it gets getting together at the General Assembly during the general debate and coming up with this now reviewing this year for the first time all seventeen of them will be reviewed which just pretty exciting and like you said they're not abstract. They're not this nebulous sort of policy policies you know you you see people living them every day you when you have discussions at the UN when you talk to visitors for example you you hear people talking about them even if they're not referencing the the goals directly ethically yeah yeah and I think one of the best examples that we heard were when we entered actually the UN right. We heard this choir the beautiful children's choir a choir called one voice which they're kind of famous. They're really famous. I didn't yeah and just wonderful kids and even equally wonderful parents who were so so kind to take some time and talk to us and they were yeah they were singing in the lobby.
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"News goals are to inform engage and inspire. We're going to do all that right here from UN headquarters in New York City. Have you ever wondered what the United Nations does and how does it if so then this podcast is for you. Please make sure you subscribe tune in again here all these great stories that we have to tell about the work that the UN does and and all the impact that it has. We don't think there's a better way to start off to kick off with the World Cup of diplomacy the general assembly who wins everybody Ads Right Sindhu Joie. We are going to be your all excess. Vip Pass and take you inside the building. Give you a full on tour and talk to some visitors. We've met along the way about that Sindhu. I think that sounds great. Let's get to it. I think that deal you should tell us about your first time to the UN right. What did you think it was awesome. I you were giving me a tour and then we snuck onto an additional tour which was a double tour. It was great. I think I think that for me. Every time I come to work every day I look at the Secretariat building and it's thirty eight floors high and I really consider it this beacon along the East River Yeah. It's it's well. It's it's beautiful in scale in person it is more impressive all of the the entire building and footprints to me. It's even in larger than you think that's true and I think it's to be precise. It's one hundred and fifty five meters high nice. I love it. You had that stat in your pocket. You I can tell are non metric audience five hundred ten feet there you go. Did I ever tell you the story of why the UN is actually in midtown East in New York no no because the rockefellers crazy right so after you know after the World War ended and we knew were the global stage knew that they were GONNA set up the United Nations. They decided maybe you know since Europe definitely had to reconstruct after a war that maybe we wouldn't actually have the headquarters there's in Europe but we would have them in in the United States and quite a few cities kind of put their bid in San Francisco initial meeting eating yeah well that's where the charter was signed and then even philly wanted to get involved but then Nelson Rockefeller I think it was in nineteen forty four had gone to this Inter Governmental Conference but for American States can Mexico and came back and was like cooperative governance. Britain is my jam impair. I might be fair praising you know that and he basically then convinced his dad to buy these eighteen acres along the East East River which at that time went for a mere eight point five million so the whole footprint was donated and so his Dad Rockefeller John John Rockefeller donated the land to the United Nations and that's why we're here that's awesome so when we walked in and we saw all of these families like partaking this is because of a family decision son convinced his data to just make this exactly exactly that is very cool like speaking of family stuff like felt very family oriented to me. We did come on a Saturday. That's true right so so yeah. There were more more families than Maybe typical probably probably during the weekday yeah but it was great and I think like we were kind of saying. Is that what I what I loved that these world curious children were super excited to to be at the United Nations. This was something that not just their parents were taking them to but they actively wanted to come to as part of their New York tour yeah and I hope this is you leading s up towards the Family Thompson from Denmark our favorite family from Denmark. Perhaps because they're the only family we know from true spire to no more that's true and they were they were delightful. and we ask the parents why it was so important for them to bring their family to the United Nations and then we also asked the kids like what's your favorite sink in here and we have the clip right. Let's let's hear it. Let's play it. Why did you bring a few and what did you want them to see. If it's in the world which thrives to the vote with seems to be in conflict in many places yeah any any any highlights. What was your favorite thing? It's okay if there was like ice-cream or something and that was to see the pictures of the kids from other countries and their hopes dreams for the future those were interesting. I like all the gifts first of all. There is ice cream. If you want it true there's all kinds of food down in the cafeteria Tairea but but that was great right like you get to see the parental side of we want to make sure that our children are involved as global citizens from from the children's side you get like real responses the very interested in people's hopes and dreams and then another kid is like I like gifts because we're on vacation exactly and that's the best part of any vacation I take by myself. A president in dis- is going to be our first apology on the podcast but I have to apologize to the Family Thomson confessional time it is as we promised them t shirts and you didn't deliver. I lost their information but I'm sure they're listening to the podcast right now. So if you're out there family Thomson make make sure that you e mail us give you our email at the bottom of the episodes and please write to please do because we want to make sure that you get your t shirts. We'll send them express yeah. It was great and it's actually kind of a nice little way to segue into the first part of the tour that I took that's true because the artwork that the Family Thompson girl the daughter was talking about was this one day I will exhibit that that we saw that's both on the outside and then as you go into the lobby she continues and it was kind of magical wasn't it. I would argue that it just grabbed us and pulled us. That's very true we both just started walking that way and there was a specific image image that that captivated us both yeah and it was this girl. Kalija and she has this blackboard. This kind of sleet rate is holding in her hand and it's pretty nondescript unless until you look at the fact that on the back of it she's drawn in in this beautiful white chalk very very finely done that iconex global apple logo so now she's transformed formed her own blackboard into what looks like an ipad correct. The photo is just aspiration. Yeah it it shows this is a child with some big hopes in big James Right right should we should I read the quote yeah for sure okay again. This is Codija h fifteen who's a Nigerian refugee in Chad and she says I want to work in. It to learn and share knowledge. I was born in a remote village in northeastern Nigeria with no school and no clean drinking water what I have learned learned. Is that with the Internet. Even if you don't know something somebody in the world has what you need it is the best way to share knowledge and by the way just to give credit that photo was taken by one vincent true that's correct and it was part of an exhibit that the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs had put together and I just I'm still blown away deal right like it's just image after image of these girls talking about how they're going to grow up and be amazing human beings empowered powered and just be active citizens of this world yeah and so this is right up top. We've already met the Family Thomson from Denmark. We see this beautiful art exhibit and we should note that there's are everywhere everywhere yeah wonderful exhibits from all throughout the globe opened the doors and you walk into the physical space right we walk up we take the red elevators to the third floor and then we had to go so into the show and we had to be quiet because we snuck into a tour of Kansas. That's true we totally piggyback on. Their Fun Times. It was great. It was amazing. I don't know what did you think when you walked in the space. It's very large. It felt like if you go to a sporting event really early and you walk into you like the Madison Square Garden but no one's I mean it is the World Cup is that's correct but it just it was it's very large. It's a four storey very atrium. Yeah and it's you realize like there's so many huge global decisions being made in this room.
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"This is Colin Linden from UN news, joy, some Sunia acting executive director of you and environments or unit has expressed her sorrow at the death of UN staff, traveling to the US environment assembly on if yo- paean airlines flight eighty three o two which crush on Sunday killing everyone on board. In a statement released on Monday, Muslim Suez said that the environmental community is in mourning. And that those who died included UN staff youth delegates scientists and academe IX, she joined UN secretary General Antonio Gutierrez in sending the heartfelt condolences of the agency to the families and loved ones of everyone who lost their lives the tragedy. Patrick Newman from U N news spoke to Missouri and asked her how the atmosphere at the assembly has been affected act is quite combine shot quite reflective in many ways. But it's also been a moment. Where the community is a whole community that works on environment has come together because of the tragedy so this morning, for example. We had a moment of silence not just for United Nations stuff, but also delegates and other participants who were victims in the crash were coming for this meeting. So summarise the mood here is quite somber fad and reflective has this particular event affected. You personally is the anybody close to you that you know, that has been impacted or lost their lives, and you can imagine not just me. But the entire team behind me. We're working very hard preparing for the United Nations environmental assembly, which just started today. And you personally, the only staff of you an Environment Program that was a victim a Chinese national by the name of Victor Chang. It's really been. Devastating thinking about his family, and he was young up and coming decent human being in a fully professional to think about the loss, especially for his family sake and young very young family. I think the second is not just a United Nations staff, but also they were delegate and other participants who are coming to this meeting who were also victims very sad to know that the guests that we were preparing to welcome. Some of them did not make it. And I think lastly is all of these colleagues and delegates who were victims they pretty much died while they were working where they were coming to this important to global meeting on environment. So it's been a very sad and somber moment and reminded that life is too short. And lastly going forward with this event. How has it impacted the entire preparation that you guys been going? Through regarding the event itself. Very clear that we are honoring the victims in almost every meeting that I have been to today before the meeting started business that is in moments of violence in honor of the victims the community has really come together. United Nations stuff, but also Member States civil society media for you, get this sense of unity around environment. But also around the loss, which has brought all of us together. We're trying to do all we can to support their affected families linked to the victims. So we've also been dispatching teams to go to households and other places to confer their affected under the members and friends.
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"Liska Fiji. Welcome to the Liz on out podcast series here at UN news been working for about two years. Trying to figure out a story to tell about the UN a fictional dramatization. That finally came to fruition. Mr. Mana says in the process of creating a new TV series based on the UN's work with particular focus on women's issues. He and syringes swan of marbles in Uman's a television series about genetically altered race struggling to protect themselves from outside influences. Stop by the studio to show how their projects are working to push forward, the seventeen sustainable development goals right now called United. But it's. Yeah. You and then smaller? The show is about people Facific -ly division of women who are mainly involved in gender equality and gender issues for women, and it's really at the end of the day. Again. It's it's kind of taking a human look what these women at the UN go through what they suffer. What they sacrifice for the greater good. And they will sacrifice a lot of things in their own personal lives to make sure the people they don't even know have a better life, which is really kind of interesting. It's based on that almost Tom Moody saying it's actually the same thing in Koran where it's like you kill one person you kill everybody. You save one. You save everybody. And that's really what it's about how they managed to set aside their own personal difficulties to continue doing the right thing. Because most everybody that I've met here is extraordinarily disciplined and really determined to make a better life for billions of people around the world. So would you say that your participation in world TV day had something to do with this new series Vida's everything to do with? It. Yeah. You intend to consult with real UN staff. Not only that I intend to hire. Some real UN staffers to be some of the writers on the writing team because it is a complicated institution. And even though we're dramatizing it fictionalised does a lot of things that I'm going to have to have vetted. So it's going to be a little bit of a tricky thing to write on a regular basis. But that's why I want to hire tickly women to be on the writing staff to help me kind of navigate what the story lines could be what they campy. I've already had one storyline rejected for the pilot. So have to fix that the certain sensitivity that I'm aware of do you intend to travel to different locations right now the way it's structured in my head. I would say seventy percent takes place here in New York and thirty percent takes place in conflict states, all over Africa and anywhere else. That would be great for the local economies. There are some that are much more easy to work in than others. Will you be hiring local people? I don't know the answer to that. What topics? Do you intend to cover? Well, I think all certainly all this sustainable development goals. I mean, all of those issues from the hygiene, gender equality economic quality all those seventeen goals that are all incredibly worthy. Those certainly would be the bedrock. I guess the majority of the stories began the stories of more focused about the women who are actually trying to change those problems. Do you expect each episode to touch on a different topic? Yes, I think there are certain storylines that will a syringe can tell you as well because she's heavily involved in series world that usually you'll have one storyline will be resolved in one episode, but you'll have overarching storylines involving perhaps an issue that our lead character can't or is being sported chew fix. But there's a lot of support in Hollywood for this show. People wanna see this made. Yeah. And I think I think it has to do a lot with me too movement as well. This really is about the empowerment of women. It's good timing for that. And how. Do you hope the TV series will actually create change first of all it will educate? The American public is to what the UN really does. And really kind of expose. The fact that these are hard working people with religion McColl's because there's a lot of misconceptions about the UN across the country. This is really worthy institution. And I think it's also going to bring to the attention that the way we live here in the United States is infinitely different than the way everybody else in the rest of the world lives..