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Make communities more resilient to future climate shocks: UNEP official

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Governments have a "huge responsibility" in ensuring that communities can respond to rising sea levels or other impacts of climate change, a senior official with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has said. UNEP Deputy Executive Director Ibrahim Thiaw believes this preparation is especially critical for African countries, whose economies rely heavily on agriculture and fisheries. [...]

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Life-saving antibiotics must be handled with care: FAO officer

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Recognizing the complexity of responsible medicine use is needed to help reduce the emergence of antibiotic resistance. That's the cautionary advice of Dr Juan Lubroth, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Chief Veterinary Officer. Dangerously high levels of antibiotic resistance around the world has sparked concern over the ability to treat infectious diseases, and [...]

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News in Brief 14 November 2017 (PM)

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Climate insurance initiative targets millions in vulnerable countries An initiative announced at the latest UN climate change conference will provide insurance coverage to millions of people in some of the world's most vulnerable countries by 2020. The InsuResilience Global Partnership for Climate and Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance Solutions will support people in 49 countries, [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 14 November 2017

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Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Dianne Penn and Daniel Johnson. In today’s programme:  The importance of making communities more resilient to future climate shocks; and: We hear why treating animals with antibiotics must be handled with care.  

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UNICEF shines spotlight on new mothers in Myanmar crisis

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As the exodus of Rohingya Muslims continues from Myanmar to Bangladesh, UN Children's Fund UNICEF has highlighted the plight of some of the most vulnerable: heavily pregnant women, whose babies are born in desperate conditions. One of them is 30-year-old Mubina Khatun. Her daughter – who's nine days old – was born at the border [...]

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Women leaders explore how they can bring about sustainable cities

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Ensuring that the poor, excluded and marginalized are included in climate talks is one way women leaders can guarantee these discussions are inclusive. That's the opinion of the deputy director of UN-Habitat, the UN agency that's leading the push for adequate housing for all. Dr Aisa Kirabo Kacyira is in Bonn this week for the [...]

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News in Brief 14 November 2017 (AM) – Geneva

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Libya's detention of migrants "is an outrage to humanity": Zeid The EU's support for Libya's Coast Guard which has resulted in thousands of migrants being detained in "horrific" conditions is "inhuman" and an "outrage to…humanity", the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Tuesday. Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein's statement follows a probe by UN [...]

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