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UN Roundup - World Food Programme focus

UN Roundup// Mid Morning Mix // Politics // Nov. 9, 2020

9 November 2020

Today Daniel Johnson gives us some highlights on the agenda this week at the UN.

1 : Aid agencies call for urgent action to prevent emergency in hunger hotspots: Burkina Faso, northeastern Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen all need help urgently to avoid sliding into famine, UN humanitarians have warned.

We hear from World Food Programme spokesperson, Tomson Phiri about some of the issues in these countries which have led to the current food shortages.

2: Millions of children are at a heightened risk of polio and measles – dangerous but preventable diseases – amid disruptions to vital immunisation programmes due to the coronavirus pandemic - UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organization (WHO) have said.

3: The United States will participate in a review of its human rights record by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group in Geneva on Monday, 9 November 2020 from 2.30pm in a meeting that will be webcast live on webtv.un.org


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