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As the beauty director of digital media giant BuzzFeed, Essence Gant makes sure its content is inclusive and sensitive – helping to balance representation and reflect diversity. Highlighting lack of diversity as a “direct result of the effects of slavery that we're still dealing with”, Ms. Gant told UN News's Ana Carmo what media needs to do to change the narrative.
The UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has just made an appeal for $7 million to help treat extremely vulnerable children who are suffering from the worst form of malnutrition. In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, UNICEF Spokesperson Christophe Boulierac explains how the agency provides help throughout the war-torn country – and what could happen if it doesn’t get the funding it needs.
News in Brief 24 May 2019

News in Brief 24 May 2019

2019-05-2400:03:16

$7 million funding appeal to help most vulnerable children in AfghanistanUN health agency applauds Brazilian compensation bid from tobacco giantsMyanmar refugees face even greater water shortages in Bangladesh camps
News in Brief 23 May 2019

News in Brief 23 May 2019

2019-05-2300:03:07

DR Congo: ‘No time to lose’ says newly appointed Ebola response coordinator Draft El Salvador bill could give amnesty to serious human rights violators, Bachelet warnsFirst ever UN conference on ending sexual and gender-based violence underway
With drought in Somalia on the verge of affecting 2.2 million across the country - almost a fifth of the population - UN agencies are calling for urgent funds for critical livelihood support.   Stressing that drought is causing crops to fail and livestock to die, OCHA’s Justin Brady said that not only livelihoods were at stake, but the whole centuries-old “identity” of pastoralists in the region.
News in Brief 22 May 2019

News in Brief 22 May 2019

2019-05-2200:03:19

Fighting hate crimes in the courts: UN justice experts meet at Vienna conferenceUK Government austerity measures have led to ‘record levels of hunger and homelessness’ : independent UN expertAlgeria and Argentina officially recognized as malaria-free
News in Brief 21 May 2019

News in Brief 21 May 2019

2019-05-2100:03:57

UN food agency still seeking agreement with Yemen’s Houthis to stop aid diversionISIL children held in ‘secret detention facilities’, UN human rights office warnsVenezuela’s masses need international protection, urges UNHCR
News in Brief 20 May 2019

News in Brief 20 May 2019

2019-05-2000:03:51

Italy proposal to fine migrant rescue boats condemned by human rights expertsEbola threat still ‘very high’ in DRC, warns WHO chiefOn World Bee day, human activity blamed for falling pollinator populations
What would a world without bees look like? Their absence would mean no more coffee, apples, almonds, tomatoes and cocoa, to name just a few of the crops that rely on pollination for yield and quality.  For this Target Zero Hunger podcast, Charlotta Lomas spoke to FAO’s Abram Bicksler about sustainable agriculture practices that can help protect bees.
On a mission to feed hungry citizens, a young social entrepreneur in India, is tackling the food waste challenge there, by rescuing food left over from weddings, parties and supermarkets. Padmanaban Gopalan takes advantage of geolocation technology by allowing restaurants and individuals to log into his “No Waste Food” app, where “they can find the nearest community that can take their food, instead of throwing it in the bin”.
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