Security Council urges ‘maximum restraint’ around Gulf region as Iran and United States trade diplomatic blows in New York

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There is a need for “genuine regional dialogue” to address rising tensions in the Gulf, Iran’s Ambassador to the United Nations said on Monday, calling on Secretary-General António Guterres “to play a role” in bringing countries to the table.

Monday’s Daily Brief: human rights in the Near East and a Forum for Refugees

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FROM THE FIELD: Children in warzones denied right to education 

Millions of children around the world are being denied a “safe place to learn”, due to ongoing conflicts according to the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF.

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It’s time we took a seat ‘at your table’: Guterres calls on world youth to keep leading climate emergency response

Older generations have “failed to respond properly” to the climate emergency said the UN chief on Sunday, while the young are “stepping up to the challenge” and taking the lead to slow the destructive pace of global warming. 

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Assassinations in Ethiopia amidst regional ‘coup’ attempt, condemned by UN chief

The assassination of the chief of staff of the Ethiopian army and killing of a regional governor in what the Government has described as a regional coup attempt, has been condemned by the UN Secretary-General. 

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Ensure that widows are ‘not left out or left behind’, UN chief urges on International Day 

On International Widow’s Day, marked on Sunday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres is asking everyone to reflect on the “economic hardship and increased vulnerability” of these bereaved women and ensure “they are not left out or left behind”. 

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In Venezuela, Bachelet calls on Government to release prisoners, appeals for ‘bold steps towards compromise’

Speaking at the end of the first-ever official mission to Venezuela by a UN human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet called on the Government to release all those detained for peacefully protesting and announced that a team from her office would remain in Caracas to monitor the human rights situation. 

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