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Global perspective, human stories

    PODCAST: Durban +20 - forging a creative path in defense of human rights

    PODCAST: Durban +20 - forging a creative path in defense of human rights

    Growing up in California’s Silicon Valley, African-American Derrick León Washington took note of the socio-economic disparity around him, and knew early on, there was something unjust about what he saw.

    Given the opportunity to explore dance as a teenager, he saw most weren’t so lucky, leading him on a mission to explore how he could be of service to his community and beyond.

    In this UN News Lid is On podcast hosted by Natalie Hutchison - part of our coverage marking the 20th anniversary of the milestone declaration against racism signed in Durban, South Africa - Derrick shares his trajectory from shy and curious youngster, to professional anthropologist, and his recent work as a senior human rights fellow here at the United Nations.

    • 25 min
    News in Brief 3 December 2021

    News in Brief 3 December 2021

    Omicron: Don’t panic but prepare for likely spread, says WHO 


    Avoiding starvation, immediate priority for 3.5 million in Afghanistan 


    WTO agrees to landmark deal to cut red tape on foreign trade 

    • 3 min
    ISIL survivors can be assured of international support

    ISIL survivors can be assured of international support

    Survivors of genocide and other atrocities committed by ISIL fighters in Iraq should rest assured that the international community supports them. 

    That’s the message from Christian Ritscher, head of UNITAD, the special UN team investigating these crimes. 

    While it might appear action is slow coming, he said there is no statute of limitations and crimes can be prosecuted “as long as at least one perpetrator is alive.” 

    Mr. Ritscher was in New York recently and spoke to UN News’s Abdelmonem Makki, prior to presenting the latest UNITAD report to the Security Council. 

    • 11 min
    UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva: Afghanistan’s farming crisis, Omicron travel bans, COVID digital gaps

    UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva: Afghanistan’s farming crisis, Omicron travel bans, COVID digital gaps

    In this week’s show: drought in Afghanistan to add to farmers’ woes, and how the UN is helping. Strong words from António Guterres and WHO's Tedros about Omicron travel bans, “travel apartheid” is the charge levelled by the UN chief; and the connectivity gap that’s widening – COVID-19 is a key factor of course, what else…

    And, closing comments from regular guest, Solange Behoteguy-Cortes.

    • 15 min
    News in Brief 2 December 2021

    News in Brief 2 December 2021

    Guterres rounds on ‘travel apartheid’ of Omicron-linked travel bans
    Emergency aid needs set to rise by 17% to 274 million: UN humanitarians
    Myanmar: Forced evictions violate international rights law: experts

    • 3 min
    News in Brief 1 December 2021

    News in Brief 1 December 2021

    UN health agency Member States agree to pursue ‘historic’ pandemic treaty


    Despite COVID-19 connectivity boost, world’s poorest left far behind: ITU


    Women and girls at high risk of being pushed into modern slavery

    • 4 min

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