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News in Brief 13 April 2021
Myanmar bloodshed could lead to new Syria: UN human rights chief
The IAEA offers support for Fukushima contaminated water discharge plan
Rights experts sound alert over Uganda election crackdown
News in Brief 12 April 2021
UK armed forces legislation sparks warning from rights chief
Chagas Disease initiative to protect millions in Latin America
Human space flight could help find solutions to global hunger, 60 years on from Russian first
News in Brief 9 April 2021
Deep concerns from WHO over Brazil COVID deaths
Proof of life requests from the UN human rights office for Jordanian Prince, Dubai Princess
UNHCR: Syrian families must not be returned home despite improving security
Podcast - UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva – COVID & AZ, vaccine passports, Iran, gadgets and robots
In this week’s UN Catch-Up, we’re checking in with the World Health Organization for the latest key COVID-19 developments, including an equitable vaccine distribution milestone.
Also – we hear from the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and an alert about increasingly vulnerable Afghan refugees who need lifesaving medical care.
And before our 15 minutes’ studio time is up, we’ll be finding out how the latest gadgets and robots can help more of us – thanks to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) – and we’ll have closing comments from regular guest, Solange Behoteguy-Cortes…Thanks for listening.
News in Brief 8 April 2021
Thumbs up for COVAX as vaccine scheme delivers to over 100 countries and economies
COVID19 travel restrictions hit refugees and migrants hardest: IOM
Mali prosecution of journalist could amount to harassment - rights experts
News in Brief 7 April 2021
COVID-19 cases rise globally for sixth consecutive week
Greater action needed on refugee vaccination, urges UNHCR’s Grandi
Hate speech still rising against Roma despite recognition gains
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