In today’s show, solutions to child labour in Cambodia where one teenager has a dream; over in Tokyo, UN health agency chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus wishes the Olympic Games well but reminds us COVID-19 is racing ahead, particularly in Africa; also in the news, the High Commissioner for Human Rights issues an alert about the apparently widespread use of spy software.
The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has joined forces with the Cambodian Government using the power of education to help end child labour, during the economic slump brought on by COVID-19.
As the world marks World Youth Skills Day, where education is seen as a vital tool of youth empowerment, FAO’s Charlotta Lomas, has this special report.
In this week’s show, if you’re a refugee, how do you get a COVID vaccine? We hear about the challenges and what’s being done to overcome them. Also, the UN rights chief leads a call for an end to systemic racism at the Human Rights Council...These stories and more, in this week’s UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva podcast, with Daniel Johnson, and Solange Behoteguy Cortes.
A new study from the UN’s Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on the impact of COVID-19 on victims and survivors of human trafficking, indicates that the ‘severity’ of abuses and levels of violence have increased during the pandemic.
Louise Potterton spoke to Ilias Chatzis, Chief of UNODC’s Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Section, which developed the new study.
Refugee farmers who grew up cultivating crops in Somalia have returned to the land, albeit in the United States, decades after fleeing their country’s civil war.
They’ve been resettled in the US state of Maine after living for years in UN-supported refugee camps in Kenya. For this latest Lid is On podcast from UN News, Daniel Dickinson reports from Maine.
In this week’s show, the worrying rise of internet blackouts to stifle dissent and why going green is a matter of survival for small firms. Also, the pandemic’s $2.4 trillion hit to global tourism, what new migrant worker numbers tell us about the world economy - and an alert over the humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.