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Global perspective, human stories

    ‘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.  

    • 11 min
    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

    • 2 min
    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.

    • 14 min
    ‘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’.   

    • 11 min
    News in Brief 24 January 2020

    News in Brief 24 January 2020

     

    258 million out of school 'unacceptable': UN General Assembly President
    UN assisting hundreds affected by intercommunal attack in Abyei
    UN refugee agency calls landmark climate asylum ruling a 'wake-up' call

    • 3 min
    Quality education: ‘Key to life’

    Quality education: ‘Key to life’

    All societies are undermined without quality schooling for all said the President of the UN General Assembly (PGA), in an interview just ahead of the International Day of Education.

    Tijjani Muhammad-Bande has convened a high-level meeting to mark the day on Friday, and he firmly believes education “helps strengthen self-esteem”.

    The leading Nigerian academic and diplomat told Liz Scaffidi that nobody should be left without access to a quality education in the classroom.

    • 7 min

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