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News in Brief 8 July 2022

  • Ukraine: ‘Please, let us in,’ WHO issues plea to reach sick and injured
  • UN rights office appeals to Sri Lanka for calm during planned protest
  • Afghanistan: UN Human Rights Council urges Taliban to reverse restrictions on girls and women 
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UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva: mass graves in Libya’s Tarhuna, Human Rights Council action on Eritrea, Myanmar and more

This week’s top stories include action at the Human Rights Council on Eritrea, Myanmar and a push for all countries to take early action to stop violence against women and girls. In Ukraine, UN Refugee agency chief Filippo Grandi has been offering support to communities devastated by the Russian invasion, and we’ll also hear the latest hard-hitting findings of the UN Fact-Finding Mission in Libya.

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News in Brief 7 July 2022

  • Ukraine is struggling now but winter will be even worse, Grandi warns
  • 84 million children to miss out on schooling by 2030: UNESCO
  • Human Rights Council enters resolutions finale
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TRADECAST: The human cost of rising prices in wake of Ukraine war

In the first episode of UNCTAD’s Weekly Tradecast, the organization’s Secretary-General, Rebeca Grynspan, talks about the global cost-of-living crisis triggered by the war in Ukraine.

The UN's Global Crisis Response Group on Food, Energy and Finance warned in a recent report that an estimated 1.6 billion people in 94 countries are exposed to at least one dimension of the crisis, which threatens to unleash an unprecedented wave of global hunger and destitution.

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News in Brief 6 July 2022

  • UN condemnation over latest MINUSMA deaths following attack in Mali
  • WHO chief urges Pfizer to make COVID oral antiviral ‘available quickly’
  • Brazil killings, evidence that police reforms are needed: UN experts
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News in Brief 5 July 2022

  • Ukraine reconstruction must start now, says UN chief
  • $68.4 million appeal launched to help Central African Republic: WFP
  • EU States urged to end child detention
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News in Brief 4 July 2022

  • New Libya mass graves under human rights spotlight
  • Environment laws crucial to combat irresponsible business activity
  • Carribean at 'ground zero' for climate change: UN chief
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Road safety a development challenge ‘for all of society’

Children and women worldwide, are the most likely to die in road crashes. But Nneka Henry says that doesn’t make road safety only an issue for youth or gender - it’s a development challenge for all of society.

Ms. Henry is the Head of the United Nations Road Safety Fund. UN HOPE Fellow, Diedra Sealey, spoke with her just ahead of the first ever High-Level Meeting of the General Assembly on Improving Global Road Safety, taking place in New York this week.

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News in Brief 1 July 2022

  • Women suicide alert in Afghanistan
  • Lebanon’s deepening crisis is affecting ‘everyone, everywhere', warns top UN official
  • After Roe v Wade, rights experts urge US to sign women's Convention
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Improve scientific understanding, step-up financing for a sustainable Ocean

Closing the UN Ocean Conference on Friday, Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs, Miguel de Serpa Soares, spelled out the challenges that still need to be addressed to ensure lasting protection and the restoration of our Ocean. 

Looking back on the week, Mr. Soares sat down with UN News’s Eleuterio Guevane. He started by laying out what the conference had achieved.

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