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Global perspective, human stories

    DR Congo: UN rights chief says human rights are improving 

    DR Congo: UN rights chief says human rights are improving 

    Following a five-day visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) where instability, inter-communal violence and disease continues to take a heavy toll, the human rights situation there is showing signs of improvement, said High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet.  At the end of her visit this week, the High Commissioner spoke exclusively to Radio Okapi, the Francophone radio station run by the UN Mission in the country, MONUSCO. 

     

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    News in Brief 28 January 2020

    News in Brief 28 January 2020

    Iraq: Rights report expresses concerns over ISIL fighter trials


    Sudan: Violence pushes thousands to flee


    New financial panel to push Global Goals forward

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    ‘Time for justice for Roma’, Senior expert urges on Holocaust Remembrance Day 

    ‘Time for justice for Roma’, Senior expert urges on Holocaust Remembrance Day 

    Dan Pavel Doghi, Senior Adviser on Roma and Sinti issues for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) says the Roma people should finally receive the justice they deserve.  Mr. Doghi attended a United Nations Holocaust Memorial event at UN Headquarters in New York where he spoke about the importance of education to help fight racism and discrimination against vulnerable minorities. 

    UN News’s Ana Carmo started by asking him about the fate of the Roma under the Nazi regime.  

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    News in Brief 27 January 2020

    News in Brief 27 January 2020

    Societies must unite against ‘global crisis of antisemitic hatred’


    Libya: UN report urges accountability for deadly migrant attack


    UNESCO chief demands justice for killing of Iraqi reporters

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    PODCAST: The Last Cherry Blossom, a story of survival

    PODCAST: The Last Cherry Blossom, a story of survival

    Yuriko was just a 12 year-old growing up in Hiroshima, when the devastating mushroom cloud enveloped the city in the morning of 6 August 1945. Kathleen Burkinshaw’s novel The Last Cherry Blossom, tells Yuriko’s extraordinary survival story, a journey inspired by the life of the author’s mother, laying bare the importance of nuclear disarmament.

    For this edition of our podcast show, The Lid is On, Ana Carmo spoke to Ms. Burkinshaw when she came to talk about the book, at the UN Bookshop in New York last year.

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    ‘Default male bias’ makes for generations of ‘invisible women’, author tells UN audience

    ‘Default male bias’ makes for generations of ‘invisible women’, author tells UN audience

    Although women make up half the global population, they are often disregarded in the increasingly important world of big data: from measuring economic growth, to disaster response and recovery, or key public transportation planning,  award-winning author Caroline Criado-Perez said at the United Nations on Friday. 

    Nahla Valji, the UN’s first Senior Gender Advisor in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, asked Ms. Criado-Perez what inspired her to write the book Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men, and how the UN can learn from her research on ‘default male bias’.   

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