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UN Roundup - UN chief’s strongest appeal yet to tackle inequality

UN Roundup// Mid Morning Mix // Health// Politics // July 20, 2020

20 July 2020. 

On today's UN Round-up:

1 - WHO's Covid19 update. 


2 - On Saturday 18 July, the UN chief Antonio Guterres made his strongest appeal yet to tackle inequality during the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture.

  • “While we are all floating on the same sea, it’s clear that some are in 
  • superyachts while others are clinging to the drifting debris" 
  • - António Guterres, Secretary-General, UN

He also spoke about today's anti-racist movement and pointed to this historic source of inequality. 


3 - CINEONU - public screening: 'Wake up on Mars' about refugees.

Scenario: In Sweden, a family from Kosovo faces the rejection of their asylum application. Faced with this situation, the youngest child in the family, Furkan, shows incredible resilience and sets out to build a spaceship as a horizon to all possibilities.

Watch the movie for free on Vimeo - AVAILABLE NOW until Wednesday 22 July at 18:00.

Please email cineonu@un.org for the password. 

Also, join the discussion on Wednesday 22 July at 17:00 (CET) on "The impact of migration on mental health." with:

  • •                Dea Gjinovci, Director, Wake Up on Mars
  • •                 Dr. Elisabeth Hultcrantz, Professor Emerita, Linköping University
  • •                 Pieter Ventevogel, Senior Mental Health Officer, UNHCR
  • •                 Moderator:  Martin Nesirky, Director, UN Information Service, Vienna




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