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News in Brief 3 April 2019

  • Millions of lives at risk from lack of basic water facilities
  • UN chief pays tribute to Egypt’s role in avoiding escalation of violence in Gaza
  • Haiti ‘at the crossroads between peacekeeping and development’
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News in Brief 2 April 2019

  • Massive cholera vaccine campaign set to begin in cyclone-hit Mozambique
  • Acute hunger affects over 100 million people worldwide: UN report
  • Millions still need help in north-east Nigeria, warn aid teams
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UN Technology Bank aims to ‘bridge digital divide’ for least-developed countries

Worldwide, two billion people are still not connected to the internet, creating a “digital divide” that is hampering development in the world’s least developed countries (LDCs).

In order to bridge that gap, the UN agreed to set up the Technology Bank. Joshua Setipa, Executive Director, explained why all nations should lend their support.

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News in Brief 01 April 2019

  • Brunei's new legal code would enshrine "cruel and inhuman punishments": Bachelet
  • UN highlights importance of population trends as key factor for reaching 2030 SDGs
  • Deadly intercommunal violence continues in Mali
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News in Brief 29 March 2019

  • UN calls for calm on eve of Gaza protest anniversary
  • Cholera contingencies, a top priority in Cyclone Idai disaster
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A peacekeeper's commitment to improving the lives of women in the Central African Republic

When Lieutenant Commander Marcia Andrade Braga arrived in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, to take up her post as Military Gender Advisor with the UN peacekeeping mission there, MINUSCA, no one else in the mission was tasked with protecting the needs of conflict-affected women.

But just one year on, she has managed to build a network of gender focal points across the country.

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News in Brief 28 March 2019

  • Cyclone Idai’s toll on Zimbabwe 
  • Stem the bloodshed in Mali 
  • Journalist Khashoggi murder trials must meet international standards 
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Sri Lanka must move faster on accountability reforms: UN Human Rights office

In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, Mona Rishmawi, whose official title is Chief of Rule of Law Equality and Non Discrimination, at the UN Human Rights office, insisted that Sri Lanka should accelerate measures seeking justice for victims of serious human rights abuses linked to the bloody civil war that ended there in 2009. 

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News in Brief 27 March 2019

  • Sharp increase in Yemen deaths from cholera and diarrhoea
  • Eight years on, Syria humanitarian crisis is ‘far from over’
  • ‘Race against time’ to protect thousands of women and girls affected by Cyclone Idai
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Alarm over ‘widespread and repeated’ sexual abuse of refugee men and boys in Libya

According to a new study by the Women’s Refugee Commission into people attempting to reach Italy from North Africa, sexual abuse of refugees is widespread, particularly in Libya’s detention centres. Researcher Sarah Chynoweth spoke to UN News’s Daniel Johnson.

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