FROM THE FIELD: Girl child soldier shunned at home in Uganda

Peace and Security
ICC-CPI/Pete Muller

A young mother has been talking about how she was shunned by her community in Uganda when she returned home after being abducted and forced to fight for rebels as a child soldier.

‘Incredibly hard’ winter beckons for Syrians, more assistance urgently needed 

UNICEF/Frank Dejongh

A child infected with HIV every 100 seconds, new UN report reveals

Approximately once every minute and 40 seconds, a child or young person under the age of 20 was infected with HIV last year, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has reported, calling on governments to “protect, sustain and accelerate” efforts to combat childhood HIV. 

UN Women

End gender-based violence, ‘once and for all’, UN urges on International Day

Commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on Wednesday, the United Nations has called on governments worldwide to redouble efforts and eradicate gender-based violence forever. 

© UNICEF/Alessio Romenzi

UN officials denounce bombings in northern Syria

Two separate bomb attacks in northern Syria on Tuesday, which reportedly left at least seven civilians dead and many more wounded, have been condemned by the UN.

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Iraq: Continued international support vital amid ‘multiple storms’

As authorities in Iraq continue to operate “in the eye of multiple storms”, international support remains essential for resolving ongoing political, security, economic and social crises, as well as the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Security Council heard on Tuesday. 

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Protect civilians uphold human rights, UN tells warring parties in Ethiopia

The UN's top human rights official has called on the parties to the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region to give “clear and unambiguous orders” to their forces not to target civilians, and protect them from assault. 

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