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Myanmar: UN deplores conviction and sentencing of Aung San Suu Kyi

The UN’s top human rights official on Monday condemned the imprisonment of Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi by a military-controlled court, and called for her release. She also faces additional charges of corruption and electoral fraud.

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Ilias Chatzis and colleagues on mission, delivering witness protection training in partnership with the International Criminal Court (ICC) - Nairobi, Kenya - 2017.
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Ilias Chatzis and colleagues on mission, delivering witness protection training in partnership with the International Criminal Court (ICC) - Nairobi, Kenya - 2017.

First Person: ‘Trafficking is a crime that can happen in front of our eyes’

Human RightsIlias Chatzis heads up a global team of more than 60 experts at the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), committed to countering Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling. He says that more focus needs to be placed on those who profit from the crimes, and on the protection of the victims.

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The Glasgow Climate Conference officially opened on 31 October, with some 50,000 delegates, NGOs and press registered.
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Photo Story: Beyond the negotiations, COP26 in pictures

The eyes of the world turned to Glasgow, Scotland, as the United Nations climate summit known as COP26 opened on 31 October, with UN diplomats and politicians seeking new commitments to curb greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the impacts of a warming planet.

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From the Field: ‘climate-smart’ development in an uncertain world

Climate and Environment Today, when the UN plans initiatives to help vulnerable communities become more resilient, the climate crisis has to be part of the equation. The UN Development Programme (UNDP) is connecting the dots between people and the impacts that climate change is having on their lives.

A woman receives a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at a health clinic in Garowe, Somalia.
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Omicron: Don't panic but prepare for likely spread, says WHO

Health As scientists continue to investigate the Omicron COVID-19 variant, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday urged countries not to panic but to prepare for its likely spread.