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Voice of America 19 May 2020

Could Seoul be the model for other democracies confronting COVID-19?

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South Korea's digital tracing places public safety above personal privacy, but has been highly effective


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Marcos Rojo and Mara Gomez feel like themselves when they're out on the pitch in Argentina. They know they could have to submit hormone test before they're fully accepted into the leagues, but for now, they're leading the way.…
Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

Highlights:
- Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
- General Assembly
- Policy Brief on Africa
- Africa Dialogue Series
- ECOSOC
- Libya
- Peacekeeping Missions
- WHO Report
- Cabo Verde
- Cameroon
- Bangladesh
- Afghanistan
- UN Global Compact
- Latin America
- EL Salvador

GRAND ETHIOPIAN RENAISSANCE DAM
The Secretary-General continues to follow closely developments related to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). He notes the good progress in the negotiations between the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Republic of Sudan thus far and he encourages the three parties to persevere with efforts to peacefully resolve any remaining differences and to achieve a mutually beneficial agreement.
The Secretary-General underscores the importance of the 2015 Declaration of Principles on the dam, which emphasizes cooperation based on common understanding, mutual benefit, good faith, win-win, and the principles of international law.
The Secretary-General encourages progress towards an amicable agreement in accordance with the spirit of these Principles.
UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
The Secretary-General has written a letter to the President of the General Assembly about the forthcoming General Assembly session. In the letter, he presents options for Member States to consider in order to ensure the holding of the general debate in September.
 The decision on how to hold the debate lies with Member States. And the Secretariat will, of course, support whatever decision is taken by them.
Dr. Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, tells Lawrence O'Donnell that the U.S. is still shut down because the Trump administration "failed to get coronavirus testing in place." Ron Klain also joins the discussion. Aired on 04/28/2020.

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