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Process to draft Syria constitution begins this week

The process of drafting a new constitution for Syria will begin this week, the UN Special Envoy for the country, Geir Pedersen, said on Sunday at a press conference in Geneva.

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At least 50,000 people have been affected by floods in the Gatumba region of Burundi in the past year.
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At least 50,000 people have been affected by floods in the Gatumba region of Burundi in the past year.

The right to a clean and healthy environment: 6 things you need to know

Climate and EnvironmentOn 8 October, loud and unusual applause reverberated around the chamber of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. A battle fought for decades by environmental activists and rights’ defenders, had finally borne fruit.

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UN Secretary-General António Guterres (at podium) addresses the opening of the general debate of the 76th session of the General Assembly.
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PHOTO STORY: UN’s 'busiest' week, draws to a close

It wasn’t quite back to normal, but what is typically the busiest week of the year at the United Nations in New York, did attract around 100 Heads of State and Government from around the world.  

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A mother helps her three-year-old girl eat porridge at home in Kyrgyzstan.
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UN chief urges lifesaving transformation of food systems

Climate and Environment World Food Day is not only a reminder of the importance of what we eat to everyone on the planet, but also “a call to action to achieve food security around the world”, the UN chief said in his message marking the day on Friday.

Children are assessed for malnutrition at an IDP camp in Borno State, Nigeria.
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Displaced in northeast Nigeria ‘knocking on door of starvation’: WFP

Humanitarian Aid Displaced families in Nigeria’s northeast are “knocking on the door of starvation”, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday.