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Somalia Partnership Forum puts politics, security and the economy firmly on the agenda

Somali politics, security and the economy, will all be on the agenda next week at an international meeting in Brussels where the Somali Government and its partners will be looking for ways to enhance peace and development across the Horn of Africa country.

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News In Brief 13 July 2018

  • UNHCR appeals for aid amid harrowing Eastern DRC violence
  • More than 800,000 displaced face cold and heavy rain in Ethiopia: IOM
  • Yemen: IOM resumes voluntary repatriations from Hudaydah port
  • Iceland to take US seat on Human Rights Council
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It's high time tech community tackled digital challenge together, says expert panel senior official

It’s “high time” the international community decided how best to embrace the potential benefits of digital technology - and protect against its unexpected negative consequences - a senior official from a panel of tech experts appointed by UN chief António Guterres said on Thursday.

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News in Brief 12 July 2018

  • UN chief announces new expert group for positive digital technology change
  • Global migration compact to ‘harness the benefits’ of regular migration
  • UN envoy recounts ‘horrific’ testimonies from South Sudanese
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UN relief chief assesses scale of needs in North Korea, welcomes government engagement

North Korea has very clear humanitarian needs which the international community can help to resolve, the UN’s top humanitarian official said on Thursday, after his first visit to the country, officially known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.  Relief chief Mark Lowcock described how one in five children there, suffers from stunted growth. He told Daniel Johnson a lack of funding and international sanctions was hampering the delivery of vitally needed food and medicines, “which isn’t what anybody wants”.

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News In Brief 11 July 2018

  • Myanmar: UN experts gravely concerned by court charges against Reuters journalists
  • World Population Day: ‘A matter of human rights’ says UN
  • Climate change proceeds at a ‘relentless pace,’ UN deputy chief tells Security Council
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News In Brief 10 July 2018

  • Accountability call for targeted South Sudan violence against civilians
  • Thai cave boys spared thundershower forecasts ahead of rescue: WMO
  • Indigenous peoples are among world’s poorest, says UN deputy rights chief
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‘Listen to girls and women’ in countries on brink of ‘hope and despair’: Swedish Foreign Affairs Minister

The views of women and girls are crucial to the future of countries like Niger, which has been described as being on the cusp of “hope and despair”, according to the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden and President of the Security Council, Margot Wallström. Daniel Dickinson asked her about the importance of seeing conditions in the field for themselves.

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Countries outline progress made in pursuit of Sustainable Development Goals at key UN forum

It’s like a mini UN General Assembly for sustainable development.  Starting this week, nearly 50 countries are voluntarily briefing the world about what they’ve done to reach the Sustainable Development Goals, and looking for ideas on what more they could do. 

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News in Brief 09 July 2018

  • UN ‘cannot afford to fail in Africa’: Guterres
  • UN Mission in Haiti calls for ‘constructive dialogue’ following violent protests
  • New world fishing report highlights its value in fight against hunger
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